AW23 Menswear Fashion Weeks Winner Saint Laurent
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Beyond chic! It’s official, the Saint Laurent men’s show won men’s fashion weeks.
I was waiting for the Burberry show, for Daniel Lee to pull a checked rabbit – we got a duck – out of his hat, and while it was a strong start and had much more interest than the Tisci years, it was Anthony Vaccarello’s Saint Laurent collection that won the latest AW23 round of menswear shows.
Chic, retro and contemporary, this was pure YSL. The YSL of Helmut Newton; monochrome and achingly stylish. It was a masterclass on being completely on-brand while feeling fresh yet referencing the past.
Vaccarello’s Saint Laurent hasn’t made controversial waves, but instead has stuck to its black and white palette and stealthily built up a cult following over the years, taking over the brand from Hedi Slimane.
Last year, the French luxury group and owner of Saint Laurent, Kering, said it it planned to double sales at the brand to 5 billion euros in the medium term.
This men’s collection will certainly help them on the way and not a stitch of sportswear in sight!
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