Apparently, Mr. Slimane has never seen a photo op that he didn’t want to turn into an editorial or an image opportunity which is really too bad for him and the brand. If only he opted for color rather than black and white photos and thought about showing an entire garment. The black rooted bleached blond is not exactly awe inspiring either! My guess is there is also the issue that he is only focused on selling to the boutiques and not the majors which he will learn is not a great idea.. . For now!
From what I can see, there is plenty of the
namesake’s DNA floating around... from Le Smokings to pea jackets,
motorcycle jackets to that shirred wide gypsy/peasant neckline.
Shockingly enough, Mr. Slimane even managed to throw in a dash of
leopard which was certainly well within the vocabulary of YSL and
certainly not one of Mr. Slimane’s trademarks. There is a tough chic
about the collection reminding me of when YSL spoke of the riots in
the streets of Paris with girls in motorcycle jackets etc. The makeup
and styling might indicate that those riots and street fashion were
As I stated within another review, there is
always a complication when one is overly expectant of another person and
here again is the perfect example. I was hoping that the exquisite
color sense of Mr. St Laurent would become part of the new Saint Laurent
but perchance it is too premature to even think it.
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