Luxury house SAINT LAURENT showcased their Fall Winter 2022.23 Collection, that was inspired by the Yves Saint Laurent’s love of Art Deco, on March 1st, during the ongoing Paris Fashion Week. Designer Anthony Vaccarello explores the style of British writer, heiress and political activist Nancy Cunard (1896–1965), who gave a masculine wardrobe her own indelible imprint. The collection that features the radical elan of Art Deco, brings a new take on the brand’s signature pieces with a dramatic new shape enveloping a long fluid line underneath. The silhouette is defined by tension: key Yves Saint Laurent outerwear items in denser materials morph into paletot-style coats that attenuate downward, paired with flute-like dresses in delicate fabrics.
“Fluttering flashes of transparency and unexpected footwear add lightness. Fresh proportions are seen throughout, as volume is shifted for a strong sloped shoulder, while a thin elongated impression is interrupted with brash, elemental jewelry : stacks of bracelets cast in silver, gold and bronze. Innovation is evident in master imitation furs produced by the same craftsmen that have worked with the house in the past, and in a new, slouchier incarnation of the Saint Laurent tuxedo. A subdued matte palette hints at a moment of reflection. Proving that restraint need not be joyless, this is a quietly poetic showing, shot through with bursts of unabashed resolve and verve.” – From Saint Laurent