Luxury house SAINT LAURENT presented their Spring Summer 2023 Menswear Collection, that pays tribute to Marrakech, on July 15th, at the Agafay desert, Morocco. With SS23 collection designer Anthony Vaccarello explores personal significance of Marrakech for the brand founder. Yves Saint Laurent discovered Marrakech in 1966, and it soon became designer’s intimate refuge. The collection fuses masculine and feminine elements. The silhouettes are more relaxed, reflecting an ease of life typical of the city. The tuxedo is reimagined and reinterpreted with new collar and shoulder solutions, single and double-breasted options, as well as a debonair yet modern cream iteration in lightweight silk faille. Outwear pieces are fluid, and less constructed.
“The show’s setting honors the majestic beauty of Morocco : inspired by Paul Bowles’ 1949 novel The Sheltering Sky, Vaccarello, in collaboration with the London-based artist and stage designer Es Devlin, conceived an awe-inspiring set in the middle of Agafay desert – a ring-shaped luminous oasis amid the vast, arid unknown. Hope and mystery juxtaposed as a metaphor for life’s fascinating complexity.” – from Saint Laurent