For being the earliest adapters of wearing pink metallic trench coats (Burberry), cat ears (Givenchy) and this stuff, the fashion bunch can be pretty fickle when it comes to change. Case in point: everything YSL-related these days.
Let’s review: The house of Yves Saint Laurent changed its name two seasons ago to Saint Laurent Paris when grunge guru Hedi Slimane became creative director. Everyone subsequently… how you say… went mental? I mean, all the logo tees and mascara brushes that became automatically outdated? Those poor Guidettes! But while everyone lost their shit, Slimane gave none, releasing collections that further deviated from what people had come to expect from the house that created the Mondrian dress and Le Smoking. Collaborations with Courtney Love, Marilyn Manson and Daft Punk soon followed. Are you getting it? YSL was great and all, but SLP is a lifestyle. SLP is cool. SLP wants to stay out late, attend the after after parties and put everything up on Instagram using only B/W filters.
I mean, I personally die for a jeweled stocking, army boot, ironic babydoll dress combo-meal with unwashed hair on the side, but I don’t think my dad’s old leather jacket and Harley Davidson Appreciation Tumblr scream “YSL customer.” But perhaps that’s evidence of Slimane’s evil plan succeeding?
The campaign for the Fall 2013 season was just revealed, and the fashion community (our office included) is back to debating:
UGH. but I can’t deny those stockings.
(images via Saint Laurent)