Posts Tagged ‘Yves Saint Laurent’

Clothing, News, Suits & Tailoring, Trends

Androgyny is in as Men’s Saint Laurent Paris Spring/Summer 2013 range fronted by female model

By Gerald Lynch on November 26th, 2012

Ever found yourself wandering around your favourite boutique, uncertain which rail was menswear and which was aimed at the fairer sex? That shouldn’t be a problem come next Spring as, if Saint Laurent Paris’s New Year menswear range is anything to go by, androgyny is in.

The newly rebranded ready-to-wear arm of the legendary Yves Saint Laurent fashion house has seen its creative director Hedi Silmane pick Dutch female model Saskia de Brauw as the face of its Spring/Summer 2013 collection.

The wiry 31 year-old model looks sharp in the line’s tailoring, with her cropped cut hair and defined bone structure giving her a Jagger style swagger that many male models would struggle to pull off. It’s not de Brauw’s first gender-bending modeling stint, having done previous work during the Givenchy Spring/Summer 2013 menswear show.

Silmane is well known for his gender-neutral styles too, championing slim-fit trousers and suits for Dior Homme that have been as popular with the ladies as the men they were first aimed at. As a result, the new campaign for his debut line for Saint Laurent Paris will stress that all items are available to both genders.



Footwear

Yves Saint Laurent Hi-Top

By Laura on April 21st, 2011

Looking for some fancy white hi-tops? Then look no further than Yves Saint Laurent’s footwear collection for Spring/Summer 2011. The sneaker features an all-white profile with a perforated toe box, white out-sole and branded Velcro ankle strap (because that’s what your really paying for).

Available for purchase now through select Yves Saint Laurent stockists.



Clothing, News, Trends

Yves Saint Laurent Menswear SS10

By Isabelle OCarroll on July 1st, 2009

We’re still playing post-Glastonbury catchup with all the menswear shows, but the collections have set the cogs in the cranium a-whirring. First up is YSL‘s collection, which features the director, Samuel Benchetrit’s son lazing around a hotel room Nouvelle Vague style. The clothes themselves seem to be a mix of high-low tailoring and rock chic. Looking forward to seeing this in more detail.



Heroes and Celebrities

Vues Privées: Hedi Slimane and Yves Saint Laurent

By Colin Chapman on January 20th, 2009

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Hedi Slimane‘s recentish move from saviour of menswear to fulltime photographer wasn’t that surprising given his projects photographing rock royalty such as Mr Doherty and the teenage milieu surrrounding him. Whatever we may have lost (at least for now) in fashion design there’s no danger in us losing out on his perceptive vision.

His online ‘fashion diary‘ currently includes a stunning sequence of photographs for French Vogue, featuring details from his time spent inside the world of the late Yves Saint Laurent and partner Pierre Bergé. From Yve’s beloved French bulldogs to classic framed shots of his bespectacled self, this is an intimate glimpse into the private world of a fragile fashion legend. The rest of the site (of course) merits further exploring. Probably the most sublime diversion you can make online this lunchtime.

Source: Frillr.com



Heroes and Celebrities, News

What makes Stefano Pilati tick? Find out in London next week…

By admin on October 24th, 2008

Ever been curious to step into the mind of one of fashion’s designer geniuses? Be curious no more, as you can find out what makes Yves Saint Laurent creative director Stefano Pilati tick when he pops over to London next week to speak at the London College of Fashion.

Part of the Sunday Times Style lecture series, Pilati will participate in a question-and-answer session on October 29 about his climb to the top of the fashion world – and, not being one to mince words (see: “Tom [Ford] is talented but not gifted”) you can bet it’ll be interesting to say the least!

* Tickets are £20 (plus a £2.50 booking fee) and are available by either phoning +44 (0)844 209 0371 or you can book online at www.timesonline.co.uk/fashion.

[Image: Kai Junemann/Monopol]



Designer Spotlight, News

Heartless launch online store

By admin on October 20th, 2008

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Click image to enlarge, see after the jump for full product details

The gothic script and dark colours suggest something of a cross between the worst of River Island and All Saints but scrape under the surface of Heartless and you’ll find a great selection of menswear. With online boutiques being few and far between for men any new etailer is a bonus for mankind, and what’s more they’re soon opening a store in Mayfair in addition to their Essex boutique.

Obviously Heartless are never going to veer completely off from their Essex roots, -and why would they?- but don’t let that stop you as the site is well worth a visit.

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Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Outfit picks

Outfit Pick: Gauche, Awkward and Isaac…

By Will Reid on September 16th, 2008

outfitpick2.jpgWith a new of series of Heroes about to begin, the unfortunate death of Yves Saint Laurent and the number of Clark Kent-y characters about in the most recent blockbusters, my style radar is tuned to the male who’s gauche, awkward and geeky in the best way possible. Think of 1970s art students carrying open sketchbooks around Paris, Isaac Mendez of Heroes lounging around his studio in over-sized chinos and Marc Jacobs around his grunge era (which means big glasses, baggy jumpers and lots of corduroy.) I took a risk with mixing the denim shirt with dark jeans but the two items together are a wearable look that anyone can pull off.

Check out the product details after the jump and see how geeky you can get this winter- Argyle jumper anyone?

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Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities, News

A Grunge Revival? Alan Cumming Seems To Think So!

By Will Reid on September 15th, 2008

rex_801664b.jpgRex Features describes the Creative Arts Primetime Emmys as an event to “recognise technical and other achievements for the 2007-08 TV season…widely considered to be a precursor to the main Emmys ceremony.”

In my world of tired soaps like Eastenders and Coronation St, this translates as an excuse for C-list stars to dress up in posh frocks a la the recent TV Soap Awards (or something along those lines) that occurred in Britain where everyone thought that Ashley Slanina-Davies from Hollyoaks was a style star because she actually had a YSL clutch (and, I admit it, she did look wonderfully 80s.)

Anyway, Alan Cumming decided to bring a different flavour to the LA-based awards and opted for grunge-hair and darker shades instead of the usual skinny-fit suit, Converse trainer and grey/black palette that we see from most of LA’s men.

(Image: Jim Smeal/ BE/ Rex Features)



Accessories, Designer Spotlight, Grooming, News

Do You Dare: YSL Touche Eclat for Men!

By Will Reid on September 8th, 2008

toucheeclat2.jpgHungover, Sleep-deprived, Over-worked, Unfit, Uncared for, Blemish-ridden; not exactly the ingredients for a healthy and handsome male are they? Well now, who cares? After you’ve smudged the Guyliner and poked yourself in the eye with Manscara, you might feel yourself in need of a bit of YSL’s new Touche Eclat concealer for men.

Yes, the weapon of choice for fashion editors and socialites the world over has been produced (fragrance free) for men, allowing the male species to live a life of clear skin and hidden ugliness.

The only question is, after previous (and let’s face it, unsuccessful attempts) at man make-up, will this gold pen/magic wand be bought up by us men?

YSL Touche Eclat for Men, £22.50, Selfridges

(Image Source: Daily Mail)



Designer Spotlight, Heroes and Celebrities, News

Stefano Pilati in Interview September 2008- Words Cannot Describe Him!

By Will Reid on August 22nd, 2008

interviewpilati1sept08.jpgI’ve just caught up on the contents of the September 2008 issue of the newly Fabien Baron-designed Interview magazine (we featured Marc Jacob’s cover a few months back) and found these pictures of Stefano Pilati, the YSL designer and all-round sartorial inspiration.

I can’t even write about them except to just point out the obvious: they’re jaw-droppingly brilliant.

See after the jump for more!

(Source: Fashion Week Daily)

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Clothing, Designer Spotlight

YSL Men S/S 09: A Different Kind of Preview…

By Will Reid on July 8th, 2008

ysl.jpgFor this season, the genius designer Stefano Pilati has decided to preview the label’s menswear collection in the form of seven incredibly arty mini-films. The first, called ‘Figures Entwining’, has an undeniable beauty and fragility, but I have to admit that I was a little freaked out by the androgynous and almost child-like models.

See after the jump for a look at all the preview films.

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Uncategorized

Yves Saint Laurent at Dover Street Market

By admin on June 18th, 2008

yves saint laurent dover street market stefano pilati.jpgThe dust has barely settled at Chanel’s five floor residence of Dover Street Market and we’ve got wind of another designer houseguest at DSM.

Yves Saint Laurent is going to take over DSM from July 3rd in a space created by set designer Michael Howells, who has worked on fashion shows for McQueen, Galliano and Lacroix and with Vogue and POP.

Edition 24 is a capsule collection of garments inspired by travel and will be constantly updated with new items. Stefano Pilati, YSL’s creative director will also be adding customised Edition 24 items on a regular basis.



News

Breaking news: Yves Saint Laurent dies, aged 71

By admin on June 2nd, 2008

yvessaintlaurent_dies.jpgThe fashion world has awoken today to the sad news that it has lost one of its most beloved designers. Yves Saint Laurent passed away Sunday evening after a long undisclosed illness, aged 71.

The French icon had been battling ill health for some time, and was hospitalised last July with acute respiratory difficulties. According to WWD, he had been bedridden recently, and died at his home yesterday in Paris.

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