Yves Saint Laurent

Spring-Summer 2011 – The shows music immediately takes us to North Africa with its Moroccan feel and this is reinforced as some of the first models are wearing fezzes. There are long jackets with slits up the sides like a djellaba and smock like shirts. The trousers are harem style with a low crotch and taper to the leg. Waistcoats are belted like they might tie their lose attire in North Africa and there is a hint of a snakeskin print on the suits. The high, loose mini shorts and tight tops are in keeping with the ambiguity between men’s and women’s fashion this season, and sandals were the shoe of choice, being true to the North African style.

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Written by Jemma De Blanche

Jemma De Blanche is a fashion and lifestyle journalist with a background in marketing and copy-writing, is in awe of all things creative and loves getting lost in a good book, a beautiful picture or the creativity of new collection. Jemma handles the Fashion in Film pages and the Men's catwalk reviews.

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