29 July 2015

Couture Comeback: Saint Laurent Revives its Haute Collection


What to expect and why this is such a big deal.

Image: Courtesy Saint Laurent

If you were on Twitter at all yesterday and follow any type of fashion account, then you witnessed the absolute craze that occurred when Saint Laurent's Hedi Slimane announced the relaunch of their couture branch. This news is major. Not for the pure fact that it's Saint Laurent we're talking about - I mean, anything designer Slimane creates is a work of absolute genius - but more for it's nearly thirteen year hiatus when the brand was under Yves Saint Laurent himself in 2002.  

We can expect nothing but the best from Slimane, who has already re-energized the label with heavy rock 'n' roll influence and mission to reimagine Yves's original vision. He said in his announcement that "the ateliers are now at the centre of the Saint Laurent project by Hedi Slimane. The ateliers also produce commissioned hand-made pieces for movie stars and musicians. Hedi determines which of these pieces will carry the atelier's hand-sewn couture label 'Yves Saint Laurent'." In his first twenty-five couture looks the other day as well which you can view here. Prepare yourself for edge, opulence, mystery, luxury, grit, elegance, rock, and to want every single piece of it. AB

What's your favorite piece from the collection so far? Leave your thoughts in the comment box below.

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