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Yves Saint Laurent

SLICK SILHOUETTE
Paris: Yves Saint Laurent’s Fall collection practically embodied the word “slick.” From the leather-tipped blazers and sleek trousers to the high-collared shirts cut close to the body, designer Stefano Pilati was in a darkly sensual mood. Midway through the presentation the silhouette loosened up, easing from slim double-breasted overcoats in grey wool to boxy shearling tunics, pleated pants and crewneck intarsia knits emblazoned with razor blade graphics. Working within a basic palette of black, grey and white, Pilati included a number of surprising and innovative details, such as trompe l’oeil suspenders on knit tops, but at times the preponderance of leather became overwhelming in head-to-toe ensembles.—Nina Stotler

Silhouette: Slim / Fitted / Tapered

Color: Black / White / Heather grey

Key Items: Leather trousers / High-necked white button downs / Leather lapel blazers / Leather t-shirts / Cropped overcoats / Funnel neck shirts / Vests / Peacoats / Slim wool trousers / Jersey t-shirts / Boxy shearling tunics / Leather paneled turtlenecks / Wool motorcycle jackets

Materials: Leather / Wool / Silk / Fur / Felt / Shearling / Intarsia knits

Print + Pattern: Razorblade graphics

Details + Trim: Leather piping / Quilting / Straps / Fur trim / Leather panels / Buckles

Accessories + Footwear: Silk ties / Leather gloves / Metal embellished chunky loafers / Portfolio cases / Slim belts / Zippers / Woven metal bracelets

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