Anthony Vaccarello’s seven-year tenure at Saint Laurent has been consistently filled with desirable arrays of shoes, bags and ready-to-wear alike. Deviating from the glam rock leanings of his predecessor, the creative director’s vision of a Saint Laurent woman is tied to two essential traits: allure and elegance.
The energy of that same woman was felt through the evocative pieces in the house’s fall/winter 2023 collection. An extensive range of garments shows the Saint Laurent woman in a multitude of settings and occasions alike. From partywear to power dressing to even androgyny, Vaccarello masterfully treads the line between diverse archetypes. The usual melangé of leather and satin upped the ante in texture.
A uniform palette of mainly black, brown and white was commonplace throughout the entire lineup. Blazers and leather jackets that were minimalistic in prints but bold in structure with their oversized shoulders took centre stage. An abundance of sheer tank tops emanated a casual note of sensuality and magnificent gloved gowns, haltered blouses and sheer blouses with large bows followed suit, closing the runway with opulence. The iconic skirt suit was also reduxed—showing Vaccarello’s homage to the house’s legendary founder.
As for the accessories, an array of statement earrings popped amidst the sea of monochromatic looks. Large chunky bangles felt like an ode to the ’80s and aviator shades added a cool edge to the collection. For the shoes, a standout was the patent slingback Lee heels that added texture to many of the looks with their veneer-like quality.
In the latest installation of Vogue 10, Vogue Singapore has collaborated with Saint Laurent to create an edit of must-have bags, accessories and ready-to-wear items to snag from the maison’s fall/winter 2023 collection. Curated by fashion features editor Maya Menon and featuring exclusive styling tips, here are the top 10 pieces to shop now:
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Hollow Disk earrings, $1,380
“When in doubt, accessorise. If you’re looking for an easy yet striking way to elevate any look, these inky black Hollow Disk velvet earrings from Saint Laurent will instantly add a dimensional finishing touch to your ensemble,” shares Menon.
Styling tip: “Go all-out vintage by pairing this with familiar ’80s silhouettes such as an oversized blazer or figure-skimming pencil skirt.”
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Niki Oversized bag, $7,210
“Saint Laurent’s iconic bags have become synonymous with the brand over the years, with a large variety of iterations to choose from,” muses Menon. “This fall/winter 2023 season, go supersized with the elegant yet viral-worthy Niki Oversized leather-and-chain bag.”
Styling tip: “Let your bag do all the talking and style this with a muted outfit, both in terms of colour and construction. Our top picks? A pinstripe navy suit topped off with a playful black cap.”
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Men's buckle belt, $770
“Everyone needs a classic leather belt in their wardrobe,” states Menon. “Fashioned out of supple brushed calfskin and gold-toned hardware, this brown buckled belt is a great way to amp up your outfit in the subtlest of ways.”
Styling tip: “Work this into a colour-blocked look to create a complementary silhouette that will help you break up your hues.”
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Silk blouse, $2,490
“This organic silk blouse is the perfect example of the maison’s knack for elevating and refining staples,” shares Menon. “Featuring a beveled lavallière neck and button cuffs, this semi-sheer option is great for donning full sleeves even in the tropics.”
Styling tip: “Given its intricate detailing, this piece doesn’t need much else. Pair with jeans to dress it down or don it to a formal event with tailored trousers.”
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Rhinestone earcuffs, $560
“The devil is in the details. These delicate and asymmetric clip on earcuffs, constructed out of brass and glass, consist of Saint Laurent’s signature monogram engraving,” notes Menon.
Styling tip: “Pop this on to add edge and sparkle for just about any fit.”
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Glove dress, $9,900
“When it comes to a classic yet avant garde take on evening wear, Saint Laurent consistently delivers,” muses Menon. “And this glove dress in crepe jersey is the ultimate example of that. Fashioned out of viscose, it features a sweetheart neckline, a draped bodice and integrated gloves.”
Styling tip: “Reinvent the wheel of evening wear by incorporating quirky accessories with this look. Try on a pair of oversized glasses to switch things up or tote a playful bag to dress it down.”
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SL 653 Leon aviators, $760
“Aviators are back in a big way and this sleek pair from Saint Laurent definitely kickstarts the trend. Complete with a double bridge and low-set temples, these peepers are sure to be versatile,” shares Menon.
Styling tip: “Try this on for size with an elegant evening dress and razor sharp heels for an unexpected take on formalwear.”
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Saint Laurent corduroy cap, $700
“Made entirely out of cotton, this vintage baseball cap, complete with Saint Laurent embroidery on the front, is the item to add to your casual Friday rotation,” states Menon. “With an adjustable closure and grosgrain ribbon lining, it still features the quintessential detailing of the brand.”
Styling tip: “Wear this with suiting to channel a chic yet understated finishing touch, topped off with black heeled boots.”
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Ines slingback pumps, $1,660
“If your footwear rotation is missing a simple black pair of heels, look no further. These slingback pumps, complete with a velvet pointed toe and gold-plated heel, is the ultimate staple shoe from Saint Laurent,” notes Menon.
Styling tip: “Given the height of the heel (a sharp 11.5cm) and it’s square-cut design, pair this with slim, tapered trousers or a midi skirt to show off its intricate detailing.”
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Auteuil boots, $3,210
“If there’s one thing that’s quintessentially Saint Laurent, it’s a killer pair of boots. If you’re looking to up your footwear game, these black Auteuil boots in a shiny glazed calfskin leather will do the trick,” muses Menon.
Styling tip: “With a 10.5cm heel and a glimmering gold heel, pair this with a casual fit of denim jeans and a white tank top to give your most modest look an edgy update.”
All Saint Laurent Vogue 10 selects are available to shop at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. For more information, see the official website here.