Let me start off by saying how angry/agitated/peeved I am by the recent name change of Yves Saint Laurent to Saint Laurent. I honestly don't feel like YSL himself would've allowed such a thing to happen, and I don't believe it is honoring him by changing the name of his label. As angry and annoyed as this makes me, however, I can't seem to hold Slimane guilty of such a wrongdoing because of how utterly perfect this collection was. Bewitching blacks and layers on layers of delicate chiffon and ruffles create a Spring collection that is dark as night. Wide brimmed hats accent the rocker chick vibes courtesy of lace up details, low cut necklines, leather accents, and asymmetry that manages to show off just enough while still leaving something to the imagination, details that typically tend to be seen in Fall and Winter. Synched waists, angular shoulders, perfect tailoring and the most amazing blazers are all noteworthy pieces of this puzzle of a collection.Floral accents, along with scarlet red, ice blue and the perfect tan, punch enough color into this monochromatic collection to brighten it up just enough for Spring. I personally love the entire vibe that Slimane has injected into this collection; a darkness that is not unlike that which is felt on Halloween, a so called thinning of the veils. Much like my personal style, Slimane has made black on black on black a positive force to be reckoned with by using his incredible proportions that manage to have enough impact on their own that minimal to no makeup is needed.
All in all, this is my favorite YSL (now Saint Laurent) collection to date, and I honestly cannot wait to see what the house turns to next.