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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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27 Sep

The Y Has Returned in a Big Way to YSL


Today at Paris Fashion Week, Saint Laurent showed its first collection sinceHedi Slimane’s departure, and new designer Anthony Vaccarello seems to have brought back the Y in YSL in a major way. In fact, the first thing guests saw on arrival were giant, illuminated YSL letters hanging from a crane:

Photo: Rebecca Ramsey
Photo: Rebecca Ramsey

The set was made to look like an unfinished construction site with a concrete runway.

Paris fashion week opens with a new designer @anthonyvaccarello and a new venue at @ysl show tonight, but with the same taste of rock'n'roll. #ysl #paris #pfw #ss17 #voguerunway #condenast #fashion #show #anthonyvaccarello 🙌🏼💎💥
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Lou Doillon, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Jane Birkin had a great time...
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20 Sep

Saint Laurent Campaign By Anthony Vaccarello

The inimitable Saint Laurent has teamed up with founder of 25 Magazine, Anja Rubik for their newest campaign, which was unveiled this September. The campaign by Anthony Vaccarello sees the model standing in as the new face of the house, representing the new Saint Laurent woman, who will grace Parisian billboards from September 28 with an outdoor campaign. Behind the lens is the iconic duo and longtime collaborators of Rubik, Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, who have shot a romantic ode to Paris. The campaign displays a mysterious and hedonistic woman, who floats through YSL’s hometown elusively, her hair hiding her face. Inez and Vinoodh have also produced a video with Anja that debuts on September 27 through the brand’s...
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