In more pleasant news, Hedi Slimane delivered a strong collection, lovely to Saint Laurent, one with an acknowledged debt of John Baldessari, whose work and words were presented in the booklet series heady invitation. Although a specific visual connection was tenuous, ephemeral one was not. Ownership has largely Baldessari’s work, and has been all over the track from his debut Slimane Saint Laurent.
This season, the rumor had pre -show designer Marianne Faithfull ready for your advertising campaign. If true, it makes sense, since the collection of Slimane has its roots firmly planted in Carnaby Street, the girl from Saint Laurent du jour a soulmate of the last days of Marianne, Jane Birkin and Edie Sedgwick. She likes her quick, short and glossy silhouettes, either Lurex tweed, sequins or Mary Janes and boots that appeared to have been submerged in deep deposits of glitter.
Specifically, although the mood, Slimane worked with knowledgeable diversity, seemed determined to prove him more than a one-note designer. As elsewhere this season, outerwear led the way. Although most of the coats were a line with freshness “That Girl”, her thin skin use ratio indicates a luxury that has not always been evident from its track. The dresses were pretty, skirts, crisp , and sweaters , covering the full range of cozy mink sweet Fair Isle – cardigan indulgent . Most importantly, though young mood, everything made sense.
As for the night – Le Smoking! Slimane also refer to another element of the legacy of the house, this time more of a surprise. On a sheet of credit, which called for a trio of sparklers graphic motifs embroidered with their Couture “Couture dresses by John Baldessari.” – Maybe a fantasy of a single season. Or maybe Slimane revealed important news in four little words.