Saint Laurent’s Spring/Summer 2022 Runway Revival

Saint Laurent’s Spring/Summer 2022 Runway Revival

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Saint Laurent’s Spring/Summer 2022 Runway Revival

The Parisian label returned to the in-person Fashion Week calendar with a sleek display of 1980s-inspired ready to wear.

The Parisian label returned to the in-person Fashion Week calendar with a sleek display of 1980s-inspired ready to wear.

Text: Matthew Velasco

As one of the industry’s leading luxury labels, Saint Laurent is consistently a must-see spectacle on the teeming Paris Fashion Week schedule. Pointing to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the label flouted the previous Spring/Summer season and returned this season for its long awaited in-person runway homecoming.

Marked by delectable evening wear, casual favorites, and a distinct styling know-how, Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello laid commentary on the future of post-pandemic dressing for the label's Spring/Summer collection. With nods to both Saint Laurent’s storied design DNA — intelligent iterations of "Le Smoking" crowded the collection — and Vaccarello’s updated creative language, the collection felt wholly relevant for the modern consumer who craves pieces that intersect the spheres of comfort and glamour. 

Set behind the backdrop the Eiffel Tour's fluttering lights — a favorite runway locale for the brand — models showed off Vaccarello’s sexy ready to wear and delightful accessories. Though Vaccarello typically opts for a fairly muted palette, splashes of deep burgundy and playful floral prints were masterfully strewn throughout the collection in the form of skin tight trousers and dresses with delightfully protruding shoulder pads. 

Slinky body suits and sculptural mini dresses — a signature of Vaccarello — dominated the collection, while increasingly laid back blazer dresses and cigarette jeans hinted at the brand's updated interpretation of the modern woman.

Saint Laurent’s Spring/Summer 2022 collection reformulated the definition of power dressing. By showcasing sneakily low-cut pieces followed by laissez faire separates, Vaccarello nailed an innate sense of ease and high glamour that so many are channeling in post-pandemic wardrobes. 

Marking a wider triumphant return to in-person fashion presentations, Saint Laurent's Parisian homecoming was a glittering display of the modern closet — shapely silhouettes, jet-black eyewear, and standout getups.

Credits: Images Courtesy of Saint Laurent.

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