Hedi Slimane takes us to the 80's for Fall Winter 2016
March 8, 2016
No music, only the sound of the models numbers being called as they walk down the cinematic staircase. That is how Saint Laurent presented their Fall Winter 2016 collection in a 17th century mansion at Paris Fashion Week. Before the presentation the brand took to Twitter stating "THERE WILL BE NO MUSIC FOR THIS PRESENTATION, SIMPLY THE SOUVENIR OF YVES’ TRADITION OF HAUTE COUTURE NUMBERING" The no noise show caused social media controversy, as the LA based brand is renowned for the indie soundtracks at their seasonal shows. Nonetheless, Hedi Slimane took his relevant guests on a journey circa 1980s, of a girl trying on a million things before going to her high school dance. Sequins, overly exaggerated one shoulders and side bows made their appearance again for the colder seasons.
Clinched waists, plunged hemlines and all round 80's madness, Slimane was yet another designer to pay homage to the late David Bowie with continuous references of his love of sparkle, sass and experimentation. The collection that saw a fashion flashback, made head turn with it's very Insta worthy pieces; a star emblazoned jacket, a heart shaped jacket that was drowning the model in fur and skin tight dresses with Anna Dello Russo shoulders. The models wore charcoal eyes and cheekbones to walk what could be Hedi's last show.