Channeling the aggressive, strong shouldered 80’s era Parisian vixen that a slew of younger label’s have ticked off this season made for a smart, sensual move for YSL’s Stefano Pilati and his swan song at Yves Saint Laurent as it saw the designer leaving on a strong, brazenly sexy note.
And that rigorous, thoroughly French sexual charge was frankly invisible in other collections as Pilati brings with him an excellent sense of good taste and the confidence & know-how that it takes to make such a severe set of propositions seem at the very least, approachable.
From the man who brought us the now iconic Tribute pump, who brought back the nipped waist pencil skirt worn with a wide, cinched belt, from one of the only designers toying with sexuality in this time of sexless norms -this kind of play on daring , liberating luxury comes as no surprise.
While always remaining ardently respectful to the traditions of YSL, Pilati infused his fall outing with a set of symbolic notes including calla lilies, leather and chain mail mesh for a look that was diehard 80’s in nature yet completely modern in its sparseness.
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