SAINT LAURENT F/W2015 "PUNK ROCK PARADISE"

March 09, 2015 1:42 PM

At first glance, I couldn’t help but think that every model in the Saint Laurent Fall/Winter 2015 exhibition looked like Courtney Love during her Hole days.  Exaggerated jet-black eyeliner and fire truck red lipstick combined with Hedi Slimane’s adopted punk/grunge aesthetic vision made for a dramatic showing.  While undoubtedly appealing to young fashionistas and music-minded sartorialists, some questions have been raised about the collections disheveled appearance and its place in the world of high fashion.  Robin Givhan, as part of her Paris Fashion Week coverage for the New York Post, keenly noted that couture has historically been measured by its proximity to perfection, and Saint Laurent’s high priced ripped stockings are anything but that.  It’s a very interesting point, but nonetheless, Hedi Slimane’s Paris Fashion Week showing was captivating and sure to be a tremendous commercial success. 

This collection absolutely nailed the punk aesthetic.  Tattered prom dresses, suspenders, and a whole mess of black leather evoked rank dive-bar basements, stale beer and overcrowded rock shows.  Most of the models looked like they had recently been in a fight - their garments tattered, coats slumped lackadaisically over their shoulders.  The looks were meant to emit a devil-may-care attitude, and they most certainly did. 

The dresses were decidedly short and varying in pattern and texture - some black leather, some zebra print, and some in vibrant color like the hot pink number peppered with black polka dots.  The coats were equally as diverse, ranging from oversized cheetah prints to fitted black leather biker pieces. 

Some of the standouts were the most inherently punk looks, like the suit pants with sport coat and suspenders covering the see-through polka dot top.  Punk seeks to mock the establishment, and these looks took a business aesthetic and blasphemed it with dramatic tailoring and exposure. 

Saint Laurent Fall 2015 will be commercially successful.  Hedi Slimane has exhibited a long-standing appreciation for music and the trends that it produces.  This hard-edged take on high fashion is undeniably cool and a welcomed break from the 70’s haze that has enveloped the scene for so long now.  Check out the badass looks above.  Enjoy!

 

WRITTEN BY:  JASON GREENSPAN

PHOTO CREDIT: SAINT LAURENT

 

 

related posts

TWELV MAGAZINE PARTY"ALL ABOUT IKEMEN LOVERS @TIKI TABU/SIXTY LES"

Find and enjoy more photos on TWELV Facebook

 

June 13, 2016 5:00 PM  |  Fashion

GUCCI CRUISE COLLECTION 2017

Not every brand is able to host a fashion show at Westminster Abbey, one of the most sacred churches in Britain.

June 08, 2016 5:00 PM  |  Fashion

LOUIS VUITTON CRUISE COLLECTION 2017

It takes a certain kind of confidence for a designer to stage a collection in front of one of the most striking buildings in modern architecture, overlooking the magnificent cliffs and waterfront...

June 03, 2016 5:00 PM  |  Fashion

3.1 PHILLIP LIM FASHION STORY "SUNDAY MORNING"

FASHION STORY “Sunday Morning” is now available!

Check inside for the Full Page Editorial.

June 03, 2016 10:31 AM  |  Fashion

DIOR X RIHANNA

Rihanna creates new Star Trek inspired sunglasses with Christian Dior.

May 31, 2016 4:00 PM  |  Fashion

TWELV MAGAZINE PARTY "BLONDE SASHIMI @HAPPY ENDING "

Find and enjoy more photos on TWELV Facebook

 

May 04, 2016 6:30 PM  |  Fashion

MARC JACOBS S/S2016 EYEWEAR COLLECTION

Eyewear is a stroke of color that accents an outfit. It’s also one of the few accessories where irregular shapes and designs and quirkiness thrive.

April 29, 2016 4:00 PM  |  Fashion

FASHION STORY "TUZA"

FASHION STORY “TUZA” is now available!

Check inside for the Full Page Editorial.

April 08, 2016 4:13 PM  |  Fashion

Citizens of Humanity's Fabric Brand Director, HIRO IKUTA

What sparks would be created between Japanese heritage and California sunshine?

March 31, 2016 4:00 PM  |  Fashion

COS LAUNCHES SS16 ISSUE OF COS MAGAZINE

COS, a London based brand known for its reinvented classics and modern trends, has just published the SS16 issue of their bi-annual...

March 28, 2016 2:00 PM  |  Fashion

FASHION STORY "CARMEN & CARMEN"

FASHION STORY “CARMEN & CARMEN” is now available!

Check inside for the Full Page Editorial.

March 24, 2016 6:02 PM  |  Fashion

MAVI FEATHER COLLECTION S/S2016

Mavi, who designs a full collection of denim and casual fashion founded in Istanbul in 1991, just launched “The premium ...

March 16, 2016 4:00 PM  |  Fashion

YOHJI YAMAMOTO FASHION STORY "TOKYO YANKI"

YOHJI YAMAMOTO FASHION STORY "TOKYO YANKI" is now available!

Check inside for the Full Page Editorial.

March 09, 2016 3:45 PM  |  Fashion

Yigal Azrouël NYFW F/W2016 Ready-to-Wear

Yigal Azrouël  NYFW F/W 2016 Ready-to-Wear

March 05, 2016 3:00 AM  |  Fashion

Jill Stuart NYFW F/W2016 Ready-To-Wear

Jill Stuart F/W 2016 Ready-To-Wear

March 02, 2016 4:00 PM  |  Fashion

TWELV NYFW F/W 2016 PARTY @ APARTMENT 7

Find and enjoy more photos on TWELV FACEBOOK below.

February 24, 2016 4:00 PM  |  Fashion

Christian Siriano NYFW F/W2016 Ready-to-Wear /Backstage

Christian Siriano F/W 2016 Ready to Wear

February 20, 2016 6:00 PM  |  Fashion

KAREN WALKER FASHION STORY "BEHIND BLUE EYE"

KAREN WALKER FASHION STORY "BEHIND BLUE EYE" is now available!

Check inside for the Full Page Editorial.         

February 14, 2016 2:40 PM  |  Fashion

Downtown Culture Club Fashion Season Opening Party

Find and enjoy more photos on TWELV Facebook

 

February 09, 2016 2:00 PM  |  Fashion

Louis Vuitton “SERIES 4”: The New Norm

Louis Vuitton “SERIES 4” The New Norm

January 28, 2016 5:00 PM  |  Fashion

DOMINIC LOUIS FASHION STORY "HEY HO LET'S GO"

DOMINIC LOUIS Fashion Story "HEY HO LET'S GO" is now available!

Check inside for the Full Page Editorial.

January 19, 2016 2:17 PM  |  Fashion

CITIZENS OF HUMANITY FASHION STORY "ALMOST FAMOUS"

CITIZENS of HUMANITY Fashion Story "ALMOST FAMOUS" is now available!

Check inside for the Full Page Editorial.

January 03, 2016 11:00 AM  |  Fashion

TWELV MAGAZINE PARTY @ MIKA

Oh, the Holiday Season...

December 31, 2015 1:00 PM  |  Fashion

Apple and Hermès Unveil the Apple Watch Hermès Collection

September 9, 2015 — Apple and Hermès are creating a unique style for apple watch. Hermès has designed an amazing leather bands in distinctive styles.

December 09, 2015 10:00 AM  |  Fashion

BERENIK FASHION STORY "FALLING UP"

BERENIK Fashion Story "FALLING UP" is now available!

Check inside for the Full Page Editorial

December 05, 2015 11:00 AM  |  Fashion

Back Stage #8: Top Gun

"Behind the scenes of TWELV Magazine's inspired creations"

November 23, 2015 10:00 AM  |  Fashion

TWELV MAGAZINE PARTY @ TIKI TABU / SIXTY LES

Right in the middle of the an indecisive November, TWELV Magazine invited the beautiful folks of New York City to celebrate Fall in its latest party at TIKI TABU...

November 22, 2015 7:00 PM  |  Fashion

KAT GRAHAM EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW / FASHION STORY "KAT GRAHAM 1991"

Kat Graham Exclusive Interview / Fashion Story "KAT GRAHAM 1991" is now available!

Check inside for the Full Page Editorial

October 16, 2015 2:00 PM  |  Fashion

Gian Kamal Fashion Story "In The Woods"

Exclusive Gian Kamal Fashion Story "In The Woods" is now available! 

Check inside for the Full Page Editorial

October 10, 2015 5:00 PM  |  Fashion

TWELV NYFW S/S 2016 Party @ TIKI TABU / SIXTY LES

Nothing better than a fashion party that has an amazing music and rooftop drinks to relive the hassle of fashion week.

October 01, 2015 6:00 PM  |  Fashion

Jill Stuart NYFW S/S2016 Ready-To-Wear

The 70’s are back with Jill Stuart Spring/Summer 2016 collection with high-waists and bell-bottoms that are to die for. The designer has traveled back in time with a range of simple suits and...

October 01, 2015 11:00 AM  |  Fashion

Marc Jacobs NYFW S/S2016 Ready-To-Wear

“I have always found comfort in the familiar and the frequent return to the things that move me visually, emotionally and intellectually.”

 

October 01, 2015 10:00 AM  |  Fashion

TWELV / ARC TOKYO EXCLUSIVE PARTIES IN JAPAN

ARC is a social hub of entertainment, a club, and a bar in the heart of Tokyo's fashion district Omotesando.

September 16, 2015 10:00 AM  |  Fashion

Yigal Azrouël NYFW S/S2016 Ready-To-Wear

 “It’s about going from step to step and showing that progression.”

 

September 15, 2015 6:00 PM  |  Fashion

MARC JACOBS HOSTS "GLOSS" BOOK EVENT BY Roger Padilha and Mauricio Padilha

Amongst the fun and chaos that comes with fashion week, Marc Jacobs did a fantastic job in adding to the excitement during his party last night celebrating ...
September 11, 2015 4:51 PM  |  Fashion

GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI F/W2015 AD CAMPAIGN

When it comes to designing shoes, few designers are as artistic as Giuseppe Zanotti.

September 11, 2015 12:50 PM  |  Fashion

Pages

SITE BY: monocomplex©Marbles & Marbles International Inc. Drupal Development by: DivDiv, NYC
▲ back to top ▲