Saint Laurent revealed what could be described as the house’s take on Quiet Luxury for its SS24 womenswear collection at Paris Fashion Week.
It described the capsule as “defined by simplicity and a return to foundations. The stance is pragmatic, with couture-informed daytime looks and a looser silhouette than in past seasons,” naming Amelia Earhart and Adrienne Bolland as two key inspirations for Anthony Vaccarello’s latest collection.
The location for the show added to the subtle luxury vibe, with a modernist set of mineral surfaces. Highlighting the house’s (very) French roots, there were also views of the Eiffel Tower.
For the latest collection, Saint Laurent took traditionally masculine shapes and reimaged them for its womenswear collection which the house describes as “lastingly feminine”.
Variations on the safari jacket and jumpsuits are among the key pieces whose utilitarian ease is contrasted with considered gestures like a belted waist. A prevalence of cotton and linen in earthy colours, from olive and maroon to sand and chalk, evince a natural slant, while sharp accessories included leather gloves and high heels.