Saint Laurent presented its Spring Summer 2021 collection today via a virtual presentation.
Taking to a vast desert location the collection which was designed by Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello caved out iconic silhouettes against the sandy backdrop.
Vaccarello looked to the sixties archives of the brand’s design for the inspiration of his creations. Pure and soft shapes represented hope and passions of tomorrow and were a symbol of better times to come.
While many of us are still spending most of our time at home Vaccarello allowed us to dream of a time when glam becomes the norm once again.
Classic tunics and trousers, a vareuse with spacious pockets, a long jacket with tidy shoulders, all like new versions of Le Smoking.
A silk blouse worn with rider shorts, or a fluid, pseudo austere jumpsuit, emphasising a lean silhouette.
For the “inside” life, we have all come to know, a floral explosion of chiffon with fluffy marabout fringes, a subtly sheer Liseuse, a not so quaint charm, somewhere between fantasy and fancy.
“I wanted to focus on the essence of things. I think it’s a sign of the times. But I didn’t want anything bleak or heavy. The desert, to me, symbolizes that yearn for serenity, open space, a slower rhythm. The clothes are also softer, the spirit of the collection is more gentle, stripped back” Said Anthony Vaccarello
A selection of jewellery featured in the collection is designed by Claude Lalanne.