The time has come for us to break out the flannel and lace up those Doc Martens, at least according to Saint Laurent Paris. A 180-degree flip from spring’s clean lines and structured tailoring, fall presented Laurent lovers with nineties grunge infused with a Parisian glamour that very few people possess or can ever achieve. It was entirely unexpected, yet very fitting for new director Hedi Slimane to make such a bold move so early on in his reign. The showcase was an accurate representation of the direction we can expect to take our closets in the fall.
Floral baby doll frocks were punked up with biker boots laden with shiny hardware, which is a street style trend that will no doubt dominate the blogosphere as soon as that first autumn leaf hits the ground. Perfectly undone and incredibly cool were the embellished tights, boyfriend blazers, and gorgeously designed leather frocks. The looks were all “real, “which is important to note during our time of fashion bloggers and off-duty models. The collection represented a more relatable approach to Saint Laurent’s sophisticated personality.
We saw Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane for this season, and while it will surely be a collection that is not favored by all, it’s still a masterpiece in it’s own right and a killer reinvention for the fashion house. Dramatic, rebellious, and eye-catching, like one of Slimane’s photographs, every look embodied an impossibly chic, bad-ass Parisian.