Saint Laurent at Paris Fashion Week 2019: Inside Anthony Vaccarello’s AW19 collection

Hayley Kadrou   |   27-02-2019

Addressing the legacy of YSL at large, Saint Laurent’s PFW’s runway both followed suit of what we might expect from the Parisian fashion house, and gave the audience an unexpected twist.

Watching the models take to the runway, there were two clear takeaways from Anthony Vaccarello’s Autumn/Winter 2019 collection. While everything remained daringly short on the lower half, shoulders were expanded out with padded shoulders and masculine tailoring up top.

Saint Laurent PFW AW19 red, padded shoulder dress with polka dot tights and feathered boots
Saint Lauren PFW AW19: Red padded shoulder dress with feather boots

Strong shoulder coats were worn over thigh-revealing dresses and low cut sheer tops. Elsewhere in the Creative Director’s collection, the shoulders protruded out on dresses and blazer jackets, too.

Feathered boots, jewel-embellished swim caps and polka dot tights were the go-to accessories of the Saint Laurent show.

Saint Lauren PFW AW19 neon feather dress
Saint Laurent PFW AW19: neon feather dress

But things took an unexpected turn as the lights dropped, and the neon collection began with a show of fluorescents. There were striped jackets over polka dot shirts, mini dresses with dramatic shoulder details and ostrich feather ruffle dress finished with a belt.

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