Anthony Vaccarello has presented Saint Laurent’s collection against another breathtaking backdrop; but instead of the sand dunes of Morocco for summer 2021, the winter 2021 collection was staged on precipitous cliff faces with waves ebbing on a glistening beach.
The virtual Saint Laurent show was entitled ‘Where the Silver Wind Blows’ and was characterised by decadent ensembles contrasted against a dramatic arctic wilderness, where models were seen prowling through the frigid terrain accompanied by a contemporary classical score by German-British composer Max Richter.
“When I was thinking about this collection, I had this place in mind, like a movie director,” Vaccarello told Vogue. “It’s the idea of a girl in a landscape where she doesn’t belong. I knew I wanted a wintry location, one which showed how strong nature is; how we are really nothing next to it, how ephemeral we are. It’s not a place where anyone is going skiing, but Saint Laurent should do something that’s like a dream: What the F?! Why is she there?”
When it came to the clothes, Vaccarello presented nostalgic silhouettes borrowed from Yves Saint Laurent’s ’60s archives bathed in swathes of mustard, merlot and metallics. Think: tweed jackets over metallic bodysuits; lavishly knitted checkered cardigans and vests paired with metallic miniskirts; long-sleeve tops, trousers and jackets hemmed with faux fur; and all finished with more-is-more bold chokers, necklaces and earrings. Divinely decadent with a delicious devil-may-care disposition.
Watch the full Saint Laurent winter 2021 womenswear presentation below: