The final show and the most anticipated, Hedi Slimane’s debut under the newly named Saint Laurent definitely brushed off the Yves, as the rocker came out to play in a presentation that captured the dissociative youth in its entire splendour.
It was 70s with a side of 90s grunge as stick thin silhouettes were created by garments such as ripped jeans, flannel shirts, oversized capes in fur, fitting rain coats, leather biker jackets and trousers that hinted at an youth who was trying to find his identity.
Yet there were extravagant splashes such as a Dalmatian fur coat and a beaded deep pink jumper featuring leopard print that was as androgynous as the models.
It was a collection that was etched with the markings of a designer trying to find his way in the noted fashion house. It may have deviated from the norms, but it’s this deviation that shakes things up, gives it a new lick of paint and takes it in a new direction. And regardless of the tribulations, it’s this journey that is the most refreshing and fun.