Hedi Slimane’s Saint Laurent Debut

There’s been a lot of mixed reviews for Hedi Slimane’s debut collection at Yves Saint Laurent. Some say that they expected something ‘avant-garde’ or ‘groundbreaking.’ But honestly, what is considered groundbreaking these days? The best designers can do today is rework what’s already been done and modernize it or add some sparkle. Heidi Slimane did just that in my opinion. Respectably. He paid a modern nod to Le Smoking and Saharienne. It was all made for a modern girl of today.

You can see Slimane’s way shine through the entire collection. The models were wearing wide slouchy brimmed hats with tight suits, tiered chiffon or leather maxi skirts and t-strap heels. I especially loved the maxi length skirts. A lot of designers went really short this season, but Slimane(that little Rebel) kept the silhouette long and lean. The ultra skinny cigarette pants and the tightly tailored blazers with defined shoulders. There isn’t a lot of ‘give’ in the collection, as marketable as it may be…not a lot of women can squeeze into these garments. But with Slimane being the cool guy he is, I guarantee you a lot of girls will be dying to wear them(some may need to be dead 8 weeks).

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