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4 Jan

Watch Saint Laurent’s ’80S Induced SS18 Campaign Film


Saint Laurent travels back in time for a fresh take on '80s fashion.

Leave it to Anthony Vaccarello to take an average Tuesday and turn it into a high-voltage neon night with Saint Laurent’s latest SS18 campaign film. The enthralling short film epitomizes the decade ince and glamour of the ‘80s and features YSL muses Anja Rubik, Adut Akech and Raquel Zimmermman—all while dancing under strobing neon lights to the tune of New Order’s "Blue Monday".
Directed by photographers Inez and Vinoodh, the duo masterfully captures the glitz and glam of Vaccarello’s sequined tuxedo blazers and feathered dresses that command the spotlight. Watch below and see how Saint Laurent delivers the ultimate rooftop party.

From V magazine

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13 Dec

What Are The Most Searched Fashion Terms Of 2017?


Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.

With the end of the year fast-approaching, the time has come for all of those end-of-year round-ups. Along with the highest-paid models and the most liked brands on Instagram, new research by fashion search platform Lyst has now revealed this year’s most looked up terms. Taking the top spot was ‘power’, although maybe it referred to a lack of it? It could also be referring to the power suits and shoulders that we saw at Vetements, Saint Laurent and Balenciaga. Empowerment is a running theme in the list, with ‘woke’ coming in second place. After finding itself added to the Oxford English Dictionary this summer, activism also cropped up on the runway via Dior’s “We should all be feminists” t-shirts, as well as pro-black sweaters and that viral Frank Ocean tee. While you might think...
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24 Nov

Seven Modern Ways To Style Brown Clothes For Winter

Suede patchwork track jacket by Chloé, mesh body by Evan Phillips, thigh-high patent-leather boots by Mulberry

Agata Belcen and Nell Kalonji suggest a contemporary update for the 1970s shade, styled on Grace Bol and photographed by Jackie Nickerson for AnOther Magazine A/W17

The colour brown was ubiquitous during the 1970s – injected into interiors, cars, clothes, and everything in between. The popularity of such a drab hue might have been cultural response to the technicolour psychedelia of the preceding decade; corduroy trousers, suede fringing, leather jackets and polyester shirts taking on tones of tan, beige, mahogany and burnt umber in a revolution against brighter hues.

Given its reputation as the black of the 1970s, making brown work in a contemporary wardrobe is no mean feat. Here, as photographed for AnOther Magazine A/W17 by Jackie Nickerson, Agata Belcen and Nell Kalonji explore.

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2 Nov

A Sartorial Reflection On The Colour Red For A/W17

Mohair Argyle dress and silk ribbed thigh-high socks by Missoni-
Photography by Tim Elkaïm, Styling by Chloe Grace Press

We take a moment to mediate on the most provocative shade of all

“Red protects itself. No colour is as territorial. It stakes a claim, is on the alert against the spectrum,” said filmmaker Derek Jarman in his 1994 book Chroma: A Book of Color. The incendiary nature of the colour red has started political revolutions, indulged in pleasures of the flesh and flirted with danger in its many forms throughout the history of cinema, art and fashion alike. Hues of scarlet, crimson, vermilion and burgundy, incorporated into on-screen costume and propelled down the runway, act as telling flags to the nature of its wearer, not to mention the intention of a designer. Here, we present 16 red pieces of clothing for Autumn/Winter 2017, as...
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27 Sep

Saint Laurent Staged Its Spring 2018 Show Underneath The Eiffel Tower


Does it get any more Paris Fashion Week than this?

Saint Laurent set the bar high on Day 1 of Paris Fashion Week by staging a nighttime show underneath the Eiffel Tower.
The French monument sparkled as the ultimate backdrop just moments before the Spring 2018 collection made its way down the catwalk. In terms of a show venue, could it possibly get any more Parisian than this?

The Eiffel Tower is excited for the @YSL show #PFW
— Vanessa Friedman (@VVFriedman) 2017년 9월 26일

Models emerged on the runway as a smoke machine created a dusky glow and the glistening Eiffel Tower lit up the distance.

The @ysl show just went down at the EIFFEL TOWER. Casual. #pfw CR Fashion Book(@crfashionbook)님의 공유 게시물님, 2017...
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31 Aug

Fashion Ad Campaigns Were ‘Markedly’ More Diverse This Year


But there's still plenty of room for improvement.

The Fashion Spot's seasonal rundown of runway diversity in fashion ad campaigns for autumn/winter came with some hopeful news — but also showed us there's still a long way to go before everyone can feel truly represented.
Let's start with the good news. Fall ad campaigns were markedly more diverse than previous seasons and, for the first time ever, the number of nonwhite models cast exceeded 30 percent.

Saint Laurent, Coach 1941, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Gap, Helmut Lang and Nordstrom were among the most racially diverse campaigns.

Bold stripes will adorn your silhouette in the new Fall Winter 2017-18 collection! #DGWomen #realpeople #lamoreèbellezza Photo by @morellibrothers @lucamariamorelli @alessandromariamorelli Dolce & Gabbana(@dolcegabbana)님의 공유 게시물님, 2017 8월...
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8 Aug

Saint Laurent’s Roller-Skate Stilettos Are the Best Things You’ll See All Week


They may not be practical, but you can't deny that they're stylish.

Every now and then, a product comes along that you know is wholly unsuitable for your lifestyle, but you happily splurge your entire paycheck on it. Saint Laurent's latest offering is one that could never be convincingly described as a sensible investment piece, but it's soooo pretty.
In the latest drop of new-season accessories — which helped to quickly fill up our autumn wish-list, alongside those sparkly boots — the fashion house has created a hybrid of two items that you would never expect to see together: meet the Saint Laurent roller-skate stilettos.

Priced at £1,995, they may not result in the best cost-per-wear of everything in your wardrobe,...
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9 Jun

Carine Roitfeld’s Favorite Looks Saint Laurent’s New Pre-Fall Collection


I have always been a Saint Laurent girl," says the inimitably chic Carine Roitfeld, our global fashion director and editor-in-chief of CR Fashion Book. "I love its mood and spirit of strong women." Over the past two seasons, creative director Anthony Vaccarello has brought a new vision to the legendary French fashion house. Here, Carine discusses her favorite pieces from Vaccarello's new pre-fall collection, and how to style them.

1. The Rockstar Jeans

Courtesy of Saint Laurent
Courtesy of Saint Laurent

"It's a very rock 'n' roll attitude with the fuzzy sweater and slick vinyl pants―all in black. It reminds me of Blondie."

Shop the Look: Mohair Turtleneck Sweater, Army Crown Choker (worn as bracelet), Slim Jean in Black Vinyl, Opyum 85 Black Patent Ankle...
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9 Mar

“Degrading” Saint Laurent Campaign Under Fire By French Ad Watchdog


France's advertising watchdog, the Autorité de Régulation Professionnelle de la Publicité (ARPP), has called on Saint Laurent to modify two ads from its spring 2017 campaign for being "degrading" to women.
The two photos in question feature a woman in roller skates and fishnets with her legs spread and another with a woman in roller skates bent over a stool. The French fashion house has received plenty of backlash on social media and 50 formal complaints to the ARPP, according to Reuters.

@YSL Tout y est : culture du #viol, #soumission, #objectivation, #infantilisation invisibilisation et invitation à l'#anorexie !
— sophiasept (@sophiasept) 2017년 3월 4일

ARPP director Stéphane Martin said the brand "incontestably breached" rules that state advertisements should maintain "dignity and respect...
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2 Mar

Tracing the Evolution of Saint Laurent’s AW17 Slouchy Boot

Image courtesy of NOWFASHION

Take a closer look at the fashion icons pioneering this year's hottest silhouette

Slouchy boots have long been a staple in womenswear. The trend has risen in recent years, though, thanks in no small part to fashion houses like Saint Laurent, Balenciaga and Vetements to name a few. But boots are not the only area where designers are piling on the material. As streetwear continues to make its way into the mainstream, the slouchy look continues to infiltrate all areas of womenswear, including trousers, jeans and tracksuits, too.

Image courtesy of NOWFASHION
Image courtesy of NOWFASHION
SAINT LAURENT’S SLICK AND SLOUCHY LEATHER BOOTS Yves Saint Laurent‘s creative director Anthony Vaccarello sent iconic knee high boots down the runway in Paris yesterday, and with them, heaps and heaps of sex appeal. Vaccarello...
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