The pre-shredded jeans are awful–any rips in denim should come from actual wear & tear, I think–but much of the rest is pretty excellent. Nice textures and interesting juxtapositions of fit and style (eg plaid with glam). Some sexy rock and roll vibes here!
I agree. That’s IT…? I thought? Yes, sexy rock and roll vibes from the 60s with not much added. I happen to like a lot of these looks, but …. like Michael says, it’s already on the streets and been there a lonnnnnnggg time. Disappointed.
No. Things sort of like them have been on the street, not these. Which is a big difference. Its wearable clothing, which has been the direction for all houses, so its obviously recognizable as a motorcycle jacket, or a duffle coat. But it has its own look. I mean what did you expect? A pink rubber straigt jacket with lavender tentacles?
When even men can have fun with clothes !!
Sorry Scott but I do believe that women have a better deal in the area!! :)
even though blogs like yours do a great job in shedding some light on men’s varied clothing world!
There were some great looks in this collection, and I’m an enthusiastic fan of Hedi Slimane and his return to fashion, but unfortunately there were almost no new ideas nor inventive spirit here. It is almost as though Slimane has become stuck, styling within an established aesthetic rather than innovating.
Mick Jagger might have worn a cape but never dressed in torn jeans and this kind of mismatched boho chic. Ever. Check back to the early- to mid-60s shots. He was colourfully dressed but always very dapper. On the Ed Sullivan show he wore a shirt with a button-down collar. And once a frilly collar. Torn old jeans came in the late 60s at Woodstock when the culture became v. nihilistic. Even then, Mick stayed above the fray.
I am a big fan of mr.slimane and respect the effort he put in previous collections. But I personally think this collection is simply awful. It’s just another extension of Dior Homme. Slimane rather start his own label. Can anyone seriously see YSL aesthetics in those looks ?
I’ve seen all this before and the idea is boring and too old. Also some models are just not for the runway..
Wow, that is pretty bad.
For those who say Japanese market the stuff is already available there and better executed . (white mountaineering and Neighborhood)
Sorry but for a show that was anticipated so much that’s a let down.
Rock style for ever ! I don’t like everything in this collection and it’s also very “deja vu” but some pieces are interesting like the cape and the brocade jacket. I’d steal the long sweater and duffle coat !
man, i was hedi fans before and now i feels like he didn’t change a bit after all those years away , even until with saint laurent . I was expecting more from him . some pieces are nice but you can get this looks from hollywood boulevard stores.
The ugliest collection so far at fashion week . Distressed jeans at 2013 ? REALLY ?? on the catwalk ?? How !! really unusual :-/
I normally dont comment on models looks but this bunch just look sick junks craving for the daily shot of heroin.
well 2.000-3.000 dollars jacket for people who can not afford it. Because 16 and 17 years old can not buy this clothes and 30 and 40 something….honestly we are not interested…
for me it just looks like what a huge marketing campaing to sell accesories and perfumes…
This is identical to what Hedi did at Dior Homme – the silhouette particularly reminiscent of F/W 2005. Worse still, that 05 look was copied at places like H&M, Zara and Top Shop. The result, for Saint Laurent, is a collection that reeks of the mall and fast fashion. It’s tired. It doesn’t look like luxury. And a storied house like YSL deserves more, I think.
one of the biggest talents in fashion.
but he also has this self-destructive spin as if rebelling against some more or less abstract force of authority.
his problems at DIOR, from a distance it seemed like him being trapped in a child archetype defined against a towering father bernard arnault.
but here and now? he is too smart and too sensitive for a superficial grunge retro fest. but if i take him seriously – as he most certainly deserves – i do not like what i see.
if this is it, he should not have come back.
Is this the new collection for H & M or Topshop? Nothing new under the sun of California? I have the strange feeling to see the same looks of the guys that were popular when I was student in the 90s. Always the same heads of teen depression under Valium, always the same boys to the approximate hygiene .Very boring those clones of Kurt Cobain and of River Phoenix…
Self imposed Rimbaud syndrome is the name of his “malaise”. Pretentiousness to a talent he is not gifted with.
I am sooooo beyond tired of these little flowers too sensitive , too delicate to face the day by day of the fashion system.
Surprised by how much I love this collection!
While the pieces, individually, are quite versatile and unique in their own ways, they are pulled together so well as a collection.
Especially love the worn jeans and boots.
Dior menswear was more or less a blanc canvas when Mr. Slimane entered the scene. Yves Saint Laurent menswear is not.
Unfortunatly, Mr. Slimane presents himself as a one trick pony . Unable to break his mold, the message is presented far too simple and right in your face. A better designer would have transcended the notion of the unconventional, youthfull, rebellious into a true menswear collection for 2013. For me it is just embarrasing how Mr. Slimane,with this “collection”, denies to do what he was actually hired for – to actually create clothes.
An extremely disappointing collection. Hedi Slimane has stayed true to his rock’n'roll vision but respected none of the house codes of YSL. As many commentators have noted nothing we have not seen on the streets before.