Yves Saint Laurent Catwalk Fashion Show Paris SS2012
Hats off for Stefano Pilati, who managed to send out a full summer collection under the circumstances (the rumors about him being replaced by Raf Simons, that is).
And it didn’t even disappoint. Luxurious materials were used for clothes with couture-like volumes. The designs were distinctive, sophisticated and detailed, but never had too much going on.
Above the knee skirts and silk tops were decorated by large ruffles. Gorgeous halter necklines (on tops and dresses) popped up throughout the whole show. A simple idea, worked out perfectly.
Some beautiful busy prints were presented in between the color palette of aqua, blue, teal, white , black and purple. Looks were styled off with hip belts, golden hair accessories and show stopping shoes, which the audience just could not stop talking about.
So is Pilati really leaving YSL? It would be a loss to the brand, today’s show (which he nailed) sure proved that.