PFW S/S18: Provocative sensuality in a magically crafted collection for Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent SS18

Saint Laurent

 Paris: The collections in Paris so far encapsulate the sensual idea of that city – long tanned lithesome legs, an innate sexuality and magically crafted clothes. And as Tom Ford set New York Fashion week off by putting ‘F back into fashion, Anthony Vaccarello did the same for Paris. This collection is next generation ready, energetic, playful and utterly provocative. So what made this show so mysterious and blatantly mesmerizing? For a start, the location set beneath the twinkling Eiffel tower – itself, a landmark that has served many a star-struck lover as a romantic destination; then the catwalk, on which strode those long limbs encased in boots – the sexiest of thigh-high versions. Vaccarello said backstage “that he wanted to tell the story of Saint Laurent, of Paris – nothing more deeply than that”. So Vaccarello intelligently took the couture tradition of Saint Laurent and merged them with ‘boho’ appearances. He felt out of blouses, undone to the waist with billowing sleeves paired with shorts, lots of tiny shorts in leather, cotton, and others beautifully embellished. Sparkling sequined dresses followed adorned with flouncing marabou feathers and enormous puffed skirts – just right to dance a Parisienne night away. –  Lizzy Bowring

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