Grunge is gone — long live rock 'n' roll. Hedi Slimane dropped the first hint as to the new direction of Spring 2014 with the invitation to Saint Laurent, a book filled with graphic black-and-white drawings by Guy de Cointet, which then reappeared at the show in a moving light installation on the Slimane-designed set. Minis, sheer blouses, those covetable leather jackets, and one-shoulder dresses — in shimmering black, gold, and hot pink — showed a sexier side of the line. Fall's combat boots were replaced by a low heel, some even with bows on the toes. As always, Slimane paid homage in clever details to the legacy of the house (that cropped safari-ish jacket was a standout) but kept his eyes firmly focused on the future of the brand. If there isn't already a waitlist for the tuxedo jacket by the end of the night, there should be — and we want to get on it.
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