Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: When asked about the sailing theme at Yves Saint Laurent for C/R12, designer Stefano Pilati pointed out that Yves himself presented a nautical collection in the early eighties, shown with sheer stockings and pumps. Pilati interpreted the maritime aesthetic in a similarly sophisticated manner, giving sailor bottoms extra-high waists and A-line silhouettes and interpreting breton stripes as a linear rope print. Peasant sleeves added a quintessentially YSL element, and added airiness to the otherwise structured sailor silhouettes. Short, ruched sleeves, sweetheart necklines, culottes and feminine rompers conjured up ladylike beachwear from the 1940s. –Whitney Kessler
Color: Fire engine red / Black / White / Navy blue / Marigold / Cobalt
Key Items: Pleated skirt / Puff-sleeved button-front / Trench / High-waisted walking short / Ruched culotte / Printed sundress / Retro romper / Sheer, A-line maxi
Materials: Leather / Taffeta / Chiffon / Woven cottons
Print + Pattern: Anchor motifs / Rope stripes / Poppy print
Details + Trim: Ruched sleeves / Self-belts / Piping / Peasant sleeves / Sailor collars / Boat necks / Pieced constructions / Cap sleeves / Sweetheart necklines / Peplums / Ankle details
Accessories + Footwear: Anchor jewelry / Shoulder bags / Skinny waist belts / Printed totes / Chunky charm necklaces / Color-blocked satchels / Rounded cat-eye sunglasses / Rope bracelets / Printed scarves / Wooden wedges
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