S/S 19 Influencer Show: Saint Laurent
Anthony Vaccarello didn’t stray far from his signature rock-chic-meets-vintage aesthetic for Saint Laurent’s S/S 19 showing. The designer continued to evolve his thigh-high silhouettes and his penchant for an all-black palette – this season punctuated with rich darks, cobalt blue and a pop of gold.
The silhouettes may have looked familiar, but seemed more approachable this season, with pieces bound to inspire a flurry of high-street lookalikes. From the slickly tailored star-appliqued blazers, through to snakeskin or frayed denim micro shorts, or the chainmail dresses and sassy leopard prints, this was a collection firmly rooted in the vintage archive.
Western details were thrown into the mix with beaded yoke lace shirts and embellished Le Smoking tuxedo suits, alongside the cowboy-style buckled belts cinching high-waisted second-skin jeans or high-cut leather shorts.
And for those signature Saint Laurent rock chicks, boy-band velvet jackets, 70s-style satin blouses, lace camisoles and sequined playsuits. All make for a season-neutral collection with playful party appeal, while a swathe of chiffon goddess gowns gave us a more sophisticated take on the mood.
- Vintage influences
- Black punctuated with rich darks
- Velvet and leather, snakeskin and leopard prints
- Frayed denim with an 80s/90s feel
- Glamorous chiffon goddess gowns and leopard-print kaftans
- Western styling and embellishments
- Star appliques and chainmail effects
- Snakeskin boots and vampy strappy sandals.