The color black holds a special significance for Saint Laurent – it represents both sophistication and brand identity. However, when a single color dominates each collection, it can be challenging to innovate. But Anthony Vaccarello‘s Fall/Winter 2023 menswear collection for the luxury fashion house manages to do just that, showcasing a range of impeccable garments.
Held at the Bourse de Commerce – Pinault Collection museum in Paris, the collection was a feast for the senses, evoking a feeling of timeless glamour. Predominantly black, with splashes of white, beige, camel and gray, the collection displayed Vaccarello’s design acumen and the forward-thinking direction of menswear design. Enlarged bows, a staple of women’s clothing, made an appearance on silk tops, while chest-baring silk chiffon tops in shades of black, white and soft beige exuded refinement.
Floor-length overcoats were also a highlight of the collection, featuring ultra-sharp shoulders or relaxed broad lapel detailing, crafted from a variety of materials including wool, cashmere, mohair, smooth leather, and patent leather. Hooded pieces, knitwear tunics with extended necks, and streamlined paneled pants rounded out the collection.