Runway Review: Saint Laurent Spring 2015

Studs, sequins, leopard, leathers, and furs, if there’s someone who can throw a rock and roll ensemble together better than Heidi Slimane we’ve yet to see it. With a Cherry Bomb, cherry print, off-the-shoulder opening number, straight into slinky gold lame, belted with leather and studs, and then off to the art of the mix and mismatch, pairing mod geometrics and sequined seventies stripes, with splashes of polka dots, peacock, snakeskin and stars.  Black leather jackets took every sort of shape and size, from trench, to biker, to bolero, to blazer.  And as always Silmane paid homage to the label’s signature tuxedo suit with pussy-bow bloused black and white and black on black incarnations, along with a number of breton-striped, scoop necked nods to classic Parisian chic.

Color was used sparingly but with purpose – a purple felt fedora and purple velvet blazer, jackets in emerald green leather and fur, and pops of cherry red appearing throughout. Bold brimmed hats and metallic turbans topped things off and paired with skinny scarves, delicate gold ‘love’ necklaces, platform heels envisioned in colorblocked black, red, studs, gold glitter, leopard print, and snakeskin, and of course a heavy kohl-rimmed cat eye.

The end result?  The seventies are definitely set to reign SS15. Metallics and high waisted minis are a must. Never underestimate the statement accessory. Pair the unexpected. The key to pulling it all together? Confidence. And that is something the YSL and SL girl have never been short on.

About the Author

Sarah Bertness is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer covering the arts, music, fashion and culture. She has a love for all things avant-garde, late night rock and roll, wanderlust, and a good dose of fringe and gold sequins. You can follow her musings on Twitter and Instagram @sarahbertness.