What was expected to be Paris fashion week’s hottest ticket (especially, noting the last season’s fashion galore under the Eiffel Tower) resulted in a… very boring collection. I actually thought that Anthony Vaccarello is the right man for Saint Laurent, until I saw that tedious line-up of extremely short shorts, velvet blazers and all-black (or floral) mini-dresses. Was it a Hedi Slimane ‘appreciation’ collection? Well, that kind of style still sells best and resonates most easily with the current client. It really feels as if the important guys behind Saint Laurent cut the budget this season, as well. Other than the models’ long, long legs, Vaccarello’s autumn-winter 2018 collection has nothing much to talk about.
Collage by Edward Kanarecki.