Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Yves Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2012

Paris Fashion Week - Yves Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2012

As my lovely fellows and guest readers might know, I'm a great aficionado for accessories - if you'd like, you'll get a view on my site project 'Luxury Handbags by ANDREA JANKE' - and I always select my favorites accessories from other high-fashion labels. For that, I'd like to present you detailed Yves Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2012 insights, - not only the clothes - but the shoes are very important!

Opening with a trapeze coat embroidered with abstract roses, he worked on rethinking the suit and the metal-buckled pilgrim shoes that Catherine Deneuve wore in the Luis Bunuel film. Skirt suits (much in need of an overhaul generally) were transformed here into an edge-to-edge jacket in mint, with a matching pencil skirt with a flip and a mini-slit the hem.

Enjoy the YSL Spring/Summer 2012 fashion show at the end of this post! LoL, Andrea 

In spite of the relative sparemess of the pieces, the fabrics, like modern and sophisticated jacquards, tackled new volumes, pushing the tnedency to big-shouldered, tailored silhouettes that the likes of Nicolas Ghesquiere at Balenciaga, Miuccia Prada, and Phoebe Philo at Céline are also experimenting with for spring. Whether anyone will really want to buy into that notion (it could take a couple of seasons for women to get around to an architectural shoulder-line) is a moot point, though. Far more immediatly desirable were the looks in the white section, and, earlier, on the simplified printed chiffon long dresses and skirts. Finally, it was the pearl-and-crystal chain belts and the low-heeled suede sandals with gleaming toecaps that kept the eye zooming in because, even though Pilatis's essentially a minimalist, those accessories are going to be part of many a woman's strategy for working in a spot of opulence next spring.

Stefano Pilat must go over parameters again every season as he mentally scans Saint Laurents's intimdating and encyclopedic body of work, decides what to extract, and then figures out what stamp of his own to put on it. For spring, with the groundswell of interest in mid-twentieth-entury couture in his favour, he played it un petit peu Belle de Jour with a soupcons of la Marocain hippie, rendered it down to relatively simple pieces, and the threw in big, jeweled belts and gold toe-apped shoes to ramp things up.

Selections by ANDREA JANKE Finest Accessories

Photography by © Marcus Tondo/GoRunway
Photo Credit/Source: © VOGUE 

Shop the current Yves Saint Laurent collection here


1 comment:

Shagun said...

Simplistic & classic..yet elegant...skirts are almost businesslike, can be worn as formals at work...tapered trousers are tailored perfect to contour...evening dresses are sexy..Accessories are more prominent..the golden edges shoes & broad, smart belts..very attractive.

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