The bright neon YSL logo hanging in the skies of Paris isn’t the only thing that’s new about Yves Saint Laurent. New Saint Laurent designer Anthony Vaccarello debuted his Spring/Summer 2017 collection last week, showing he knows how to make the YSL brand young and fresh again.
With a set made of raw concrete arches that looked like a fancier version of a parking garage, pale, thin models wore tight leather, sparkly YSL earrings, and the occasional sparkly pasty peeking out of a dramatic A-line dress. Along with the death-metal vibes came an 80’s throwback, with some off the shoulder leopard prints and puffy sleeves.
Vaccarello’s collection definitely had its own personality, separating him from YSL’s previous head creative designer, Hedi Slimane. Whether or not he succeeded in paying homage to a brand that has been branded as timeless? Depends on who you ask. But even if Vaccarello has yet to prove his worth as YSL’s new creative designer, he certainly did prove his ability to create looks that are clean, edgy and cool.
Missed the livestream? Watch the YSL S/S ‘17 show: