paris: saint laurent s/s 2017 women's collection

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amidst the hoopla of paris fashion week all eyes were on designer anthony vaccarello and his first women's collection for the house of saint laurent. as we all know, the revival of the fashion house was in full swing when his predecessor made a tumultuous exit that's still taked about, and the belgian-italian creative had quite big shoes to fill. but vaccarello passed the test with flying colours, showing a s/s 2017 womens collection that was not only a firm nod to a number of iconic saint laurent silhouettes from the past, but also showed off his own strong sense of sex appeal. the classic women's tuxedo jacket, puffed-shoulder dress, and the see-through blouse – mind you, an audacious male model was seen wearing one – had all been reimagined, and presented in a context as if it were regular street garb. the latter notion had much to do with the raw setting of the catwalk show, a derelict complex in the heart of paris which, in two years time, will be the future headquarters of the house of saint laurent, but also signals the prolongation of the counterculture element first infused into the brand by slimane. shown here are seven looks from the collection that we particularly like.

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