Since taking over the creative reigns at Yves Saint Laurent, Hedi Slimane has infused the legendary French fashion house with his rock-inspired vision, permanently shifting the direction of the brand. The most notable change was his immediate decision to rebrand the storied Paris-based fashion house to Saint Laurent Paris, which caused major controversy among the fashion world. Since it’s repositioning, Saint Laurent Paris has cultivated a devoted celebrity following including Alexandra Richards, Alison Mosshart, Kate Moss, Scarlett Johansson, Selma Hayek, Angelina Jolie and Sky Ferreira. This season Slimane has jumped on board the notorious skater shoe bandwagon, infusing the street-chic slip-on sneakers with his own creative DNA. These new season styles are available in calf hair white and black zebra stripe, red and black zebra stripe, gold lame baby cat, white and black baby cat canvas, and black leather studded with Saint Laurent’s signature micro studs. These slip-on skate shoes are super comfortable making them the footwear of choice when going about your day-to-day errands.
Saint Laurent is highly renowned for its pared-back approach, which is most evident in the French brand’s meticulously handcrafted line of bags and accessories. The Saint Laurent classic duffle bag is part of the brand’s ‘Permanent Collection’, a fine edit of the most timeless essentials that Saint Laurent has to offer. Constructed from smooth durable calf leather and lined in luxurious suede, the label’s gold stamp, gold zip hardware and a leather key fob are the sole embellishments on this clean, structured bag. The duffle bag is also available with silver micro-stud embellishments, for those who prefer to inject a dose of tough-luxe attitude to their wardrobe. Conveniently, the duffle bag allows you to go handsfree with an adjustable leather strap long enough to transform into a cross-body bag. The Saint Laurent duffle bag is a favourite of Kate Moss, Beyonce, Anne Hathaway and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Another style part of Saint Laurent’s Permanent Collection is the Betty bag, inspired by Yves Saint Laurent’s lifelong friend and muse, Betty Catroux. The structured shoulder bag features ‘Rive Gauche’ folded corners and adjustable chain straps making it an instant timeless classic. The Betty bag is available in black calfskin leather embossed with silver micro-studs or medium-sized gold or silver studs, embodying Slimane’s rock and roll vision for the house of Saint Laurent. The Saint Laurent Betty bag is also available in black-and-white baby cat pony hair print, contrasted with black leather fold-up corners. The Betty bag has been a huge favourite among the A-list crowd including Kate Middleton, Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek. The Saint Laurent Cassandre bag and clutch are life-long investments and impossibly chic evening companions. The Cassandre bag is available in smooth black matte calf leather with the iconic gold YSL logo, metal Saharienne tassel and chain shoulder strap. The Cassandre clutch is available in matte black calfskin leather and black croc embossed leather. Another elegant evening companion is the sleek Saint Laurent pochettes available in a variety of prints and colour ways. The pochettes are the perfect size for toting around all of your essentials or a great travel companion to house your passport and in-flight essentials. The pochettes are available in gold, silver and a beautiful metallic Moon snakeskin.