The Nomadic Knit (Yves Saint Laurent)

Paris…Stefano Pilati had the privilege of opening Paris Fashion Week with a very different collection, all revolving around one classic item: the t-shirt. Long known as a universal piece of clothing, Pilati found a way to include the comfortable knit in every single look, mixing it with tailored clothing, woven vests and creating a very directional silhouette with various layers. At one point, it was elongated into djellaba-like pieces that flowed under suiting blazers. The proportions were key, though, with cropped double-breasted jackets paired with voluminous knit pants and long multifaceted tops fused with slim trousers. At a certain point, it became clear that the models looked like nomads whose ultimate priorities were comfort and function while exploring the world (a common theme for two seasons).


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