Since Hedi Slimane turned creative director for Saint Laurent there has been a few changes. First of all it was the name-change, which towards the public is the biggest change. But another great and utterly relevant aspect is the move of the creative studio. From the brand’s headquarters in Paris to sunny Cali, in fact to Los Angeles. So for this collection the main inspiration has been Californian Grunge. From the music to the invites were L.A-ified, with soundtrack from a San Francisco grunge band and art by the L.A painter Theodora Allen. Honestly I fell head over heels for Slimane’s first collection for YSL. The S/S13 collection was mind-blowing. But I was disappointed for this one. Where is the Yves Saint Laurent legacy? The vintage florals feels very unsophisticated as well as the sparkly over-pimped details on the boots. The dresses are fine, well cute, and fits for L.A. But for a fall collection? I’m skeptical. The highlights were the plaided shirts and the oversized cardigans, as well as the massive baby pink fur.
Okey, I know there’s a lot of Chloé-posts on the blog at the moment, but I can’t get the brand of my mind. Ever since Clare Weight Keller took over as the Creative Director in 2011, I have more and more fallen head-over-heels over the previous collections. I mean sure, Hannah McGibbon was almost some kind of rockstar within the business, and don’t get me wrong, she is a star, but there something very attractive with the ‘new-old’ design. Anyway, I just had to post these pictures from the Chloé Resort 2013 colletion. These three styles are my absolute favourites. I must have those wooden and black leather heels, they are amazing. Some Chloé Resort 2013 pieces has been released in the webshops already, but not yet these… Another piece that I am craving is the black off-the-shoulder dress. Beautiful!