Saint Laurent's SS19 Collection Walked On Water

Saint Laurent's SS19 Collection Walked On Water

Anthony Vaccarello's new spring/summer collection is a class in rock n' roll 101.

Anthony Vaccarello's new spring/summer collection is a class in rock n' roll 101.

Text: AJ Longabaugh

At the base of the Eiffel Tower and atop the Fontaine du Trocadéro, designer Anthony Vaccarello set the stage for his SS19 YSL collection with six white palm trees hovering over a large, dark reflection pool.

Amping the bass up to mega volumes, the show began with a model walking onto the reflection pool and beginning her course down the under-the-surface runway. Creating a range of fuck me pumps and platforms, Vaccarello instantly infuses a timeless rock n' roll vibe into his collection as each model walks the heavy soles effortlessly down the waterway. Reaching back to the late '60s into the '70s, the garments on the surface read as classic groupie attire, but in 2018 it feels more like empowered frontwomen ready to grab the mic and shred.

The vibe of the collection changes, as does the soundtrack, as glamorous black sheer gowns find themselves skimming the top of the water providing a sensually softer side to Vaccarello, a side that isn't always revealed as vulnerably as it is here. Vaccarello also reinvents the ever iconic reputation of leopard print creating bodysuits on the likes of supermodel Adut Akech who fearlessly struts without missing a single beat.

A roster of next level models combined with Vaccarello's creative drive to dress the leaders who are making the boldest and biggest waves, this SS19 collection is a standout for all the right reasons. A lot of power, pump, and a high-power fueled pep in each step makes this the most steamy, modern, and confident collection for the spring/summer 2019 season.

Check out some of Saint Laurent's SS19 Collection below:

Credits: IMAGES VIA VOGUE

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