Designer Anthony Vaccarello Plumbed the Depths of the Yves Saint Laurent Archives for His Spring 2018 Collection
In his latest collection for Saint Laurent, Anthony Vaccarello honed in on a skimpier, raunchier, Parisian party girl, while paying tribute to the late Pierre Bergé- Yves Saint Laurent’s life and business partner. Vaccarello began by revisiting and reimagining Yves Saint Laurent’s body of work for Spring 2018 and didn’t stray too far away from the rock ’n’ roll aesthetic established by Hedi Slimane. The show was a rare glimpse of fashion in the extreme. It was bold, brilliant, and stunning, infused with a large dose of sexuality and the promise of sophisticated adventures for a new generation.
Vaccarello opened the show with flouncy, plunging safari tops paired with leather shorts worn over scrunched up leather boots that channeled a bohemian vibe. Victorian gothic white lace high buttoned blouses with sheer, bad girl insets were spliced, shredded and pieced together from Broderie Anglaise seen on wistful tops and dresses that resulted in the collections most revealing looks. His take on YSL classics are the perfect accessory for the modern, jet-set party girl. These classic looks came rendered in voluminous fabric and feather micro-mini combinations with a slew of over the top elements and miles, and miles of leg complementing each look.
For the men, Vaccarello pulled away from hard-edged bad boys of recent seasons to establish a more glammed-up, polished and softer sensibility, sending out embellished bomber jackets with decadent finishes over slim narrow trousers. In one look, he paired skinny black jeans with an Eiffel tower embellished bomber and leather trousers with a flowing romantic top, not unlike the ones he sent out for women. “I really wanted to work with my team and tell the story of Paris and Yves Saint Laurent. There is nothing deeper and than that to it, Vaccarello admitted.” It’s enjoying making clothes with people who can do amazing stuff.”