Our feature on Saint Laurent in the A/W16 Rebel Issue ended on somewhat of a cliffhanger; Hedi Slimane had stepped down from the helm, Anthony Vaccarello named as his replacement. And fashion pundits waited to see what would transpire next...
Overnight in Paris, Vaccarello showed his very first collection for the storied fashion giant – Spring Summer 17 at Saint Laurent is all black, black and a little blue denim, with a brazen 80s attitude and a very French approach to nudity (sheer shirts, no bras). The 'bizarrely beautiful' flirts with bad taste by way of deconstructed and reimagined tuxedos, tiny micro minis, and leather-and-lace combos that are both sexed up and totally chic.
Say what you will about all the nipple on display, but this was a supremely wearable collection. It's no surprise, considering that Saint Laurent's RTW pieces have resulted in huge sales on the luxury floors of major department stores like Barneys New York. You want to be as cool as the irreverent Saint Laurent woman – and in slouchy blue denim and a leather muscle tank, you can be.
Here are some of Box Magazine's favourite looks from the collection (watch out for Binx Walton's peekaboo-b!)