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  1. NorweJohn

    January 20, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Hell Yeah!

  2. Nico

    January 20, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Everything is so cool, this collection is full of details, different prints,!

  3. une chatte grise

    January 20, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    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!

  4. Madrid Street Style

    January 20, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Rockstar feeling here!

  5. Michael

    January 20, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    apart from the big daft cape, I have seen every one on the streets of Britain. Derivative . . .

    • MRuth

      January 21, 2013 at 10:04 pm

      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.

    • Martine

      January 23, 2013 at 1:30 am

      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?

  6. Jake

    January 20, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Not really new but still strong. At least no DB jackets with that narrow button stance that seem to be sported by quite a few designers.

  7. liz

    January 20, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    omg yes!!! this collection!! fresh and new! I love it!!

    • marcel

      January 21, 2013 at 10:42 am

      “Fresh and new “??? Really?? Honest question: where were you living the last 15 years or so??
      I see those outfits EVERY DAY on the streets in any european capital since late 90ies.

  8. Chrys

    January 20, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    An awful collection. Could you compare this distressing things with runways like Dries van noten? What a pity for the history of YSL :(

    • David

      January 21, 2013 at 2:49 pm

      I totally agree! The re-brand is too much for me.

    • Nina

      January 22, 2013 at 8:14 am


  9. Catherine

    January 20, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Fantabulous! (&nogif!)

  10. Rachel

    January 20, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    i actually really dig the tight distressed denim especially paired with the black leather boots. i’m also really digging all of the shaggy haircuts.

  11. Margherita

    January 20, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    I like the leather jacket; the cape not so much!

  12. Kathleen

    January 20, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Perfect; identical 1970′s….

  13. Sandra

    January 20, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    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!

  14. Wayde

    January 20, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Quintessential Parisienne Boho Rockstar! A new turn for Saint Laurent Paris, I predict instant success in all Asian countries, particularly Japan.

    • samiguelense

      January 20, 2013 at 11:49 pm

      I also thought: Japanese market.
      Everyone else can go to Goodwill and get the same stuff.

  15. Simbarashe

    January 20, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Very strong collection with surprisingly wearable pieces.

  16. john b pritchett

    January 20, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Love the beige coat with hood.

  17. Kathleen

    January 20, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Love it; so perfect and identical to 1970′s.

  18. ELI

    January 20, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    you can get any of these pieces at ZARA’S

  19. Kate

    January 20, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Loving…really makes you stop and examine the look.


  20. karen

    January 20, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    So amazed by the wonderful use of textiles

    x karen

  21. milex

    January 20, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    the one look I liked.

  22. CBC

    January 20, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    he does it right….60′s sexy male..flamboyant..but natural great taste..i hope long hair on men returns

  23. princess glee

    January 20, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Rockstar for the regular guy. Why not? It’s hot.

  24. Jessica

    January 20, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    I love the models. Skinny (probably a bit too much so in places?) and boyish.
    I like this collection a lot, but for Saint Laurent… It doesn’t quite click. Time will tell.

    The Lovelorn

  25. SHG

    January 20, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    I think that an earlier commenter had it right. Most of these pieces look like they came out of the ’70s. E.g., that cape could have been worn by Mick Jagger.

  26. comme fraiche

    January 20, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Hedi Slimane knows how to dress a young man, it was true back in his Dior Homme days and it’s still true today

  27. Suzy

    January 20, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    beautiful, beautiful, beautiful

  28. Elena

    January 21, 2013 at 12:07 am

    What a unique coat!!!!love it

  29. Ryan Andrew

    January 21, 2013 at 12:38 am

    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.

    Perhaps it is time for a new muse.

    • m

      January 21, 2013 at 5:54 am

      totally agree

  30. almu

    January 21, 2013 at 2:46 am

  31. Marta

    January 21, 2013 at 2:55 am

    Amazing collections!

  32. M.

    January 21, 2013 at 3:19 am

    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.

  33. Denisa

    January 21, 2013 at 3:33 am

    That boots are great. Have a nice day.

  34. sybil

    January 21, 2013 at 3:57 am

    Boring and so not Saint Laurent…all his clichés in one show.

  35. Cecilia

    January 21, 2013 at 4:25 am

    A lot of restyled classic items, but I don’t like disttressed jeans. they have something fake, they are not elegant, and, I presume, thay are very expensive too.

  36. jai

    January 21, 2013 at 5:53 am

    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..

  37. Eva

    January 21, 2013 at 6:12 am

    The black and white cape and the gold embroidered jacket are so amazing!

  38. C

    January 21, 2013 at 6:59 am

    This is awesome. I love that it’s oversized and madly patterned. But I would probably agree that the jeans are a little too ripped for my taste.


  39. olafgermany

    January 21, 2013 at 7:04 am

    Sorry, it’s horrible. Just Dior Homme reloaded. This is fashion for boys, unfortunately not for men.

  40. Steve

    January 21, 2013 at 7:21 am

    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.

  41. Sevan

    January 21, 2013 at 7:38 am

    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 !

  42. doddster

    January 21, 2013 at 9:20 am

    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.

  43. Pi

    January 21, 2013 at 9:52 am

    That short jacket w/ the gold brocade is quite beautiful…

  44. marcel

    January 21, 2013 at 10:48 am

    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.

  45. david

    January 21, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    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…

  46. Anon

    January 21, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    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.

  47. vito

    January 21, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    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.

  48. ANT

    January 21, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    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…

  49. vito

    January 21, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    this is really bad news. such a wonderful man. but i have no idea what he is fighting.

    • marcel

      January 21, 2013 at 6:09 pm

      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.

  50. Jims

    January 21, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    Definitely a hit in Asia. Thanks Slimane for bringing the ultra skinnny back!

  51. mememe

    January 21, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Balmain…5 years ago

  52. Felyn

    January 22, 2013 at 12:17 am

    I love the jackets!

  53. Samii

    January 22, 2013 at 1:25 am

    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.


  54. objectlessons

    January 22, 2013 at 5:39 am

    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.

  55. Nic

    January 22, 2013 at 11:26 am

    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.

  56. S

    January 22, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Very Nice BUT this is not Hedi Slimane for YSL but YSL for Hedi Slimane…

  57. Bernardo

    January 23, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    i wish i could wear it in Brasil

  58. Hay

    January 25, 2013 at 11:03 am

    Takes me back to Marc Jacobs for Perry Ellis. Perfection.

  59. Tim

    January 27, 2013 at 5:32 pm

  60. maybe he is forgetting

    January 30, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    huge disappointed , I was like “this is not Dior Homme anymore” =(

  61. Steffen

    October 22, 2014 at 12:55 am

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    website. Keep up the great writing.

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