With a season of new beginnings which no one had guessed at: La Maison Yves Saint Laurent, saw reconstituted and even a new haute couture house. Whichever it may transpired to be – all gossip from Hedi Slimane’s farewell was put aside for abiding truth regarding fashion. The collection showcased the iconic looks from the 80’s including the pinnacle of upstanding exaggeration, drove glittery hemlines, plunged necklines, belted waist with flourishing side-bows and more! Another shock within the collection was to the beautiful 18th-century house on the Rue de L’Université, which was conducted in bright lighting as models filed out-precisely in the style, which was standard in old haute couture houses until the 1980s. The number of outfits was even called out, as each girl appeared, yet there was nothing satirical or ironic in the presentation. From the smoothly fine fit of the leather dresses to the raven-wing sequins, to the flounced tiers of the evening dresses, this collection now one sale at Parlour X proved that Slimane can cut it and fit it with the best. Commencing the sale presentation exclusive to Parlour X is the Paisley folk print collection. A pattern, which incorporates a must-have trend from the AW16 seasons, the node to a folksy and boho style, the presentation included the long-sleeved blouse with crew neck neckline and featured slight prairie sleeves. This blouse comes in a multicolored paisley print can be perfectly paired with the skirt also from this collection. A long, A-lined float-tiered skirt this skirt also in multi-colours was this seasons ‘IT’ style. Fashion iconic such as Alexa Chung, Lucy Williams, Olivia Palermo and Louise Roe have all been spotted in this folksy and feminine ensemble. Alternatively, to opt for a more casual look with this ensemble is the long-sleeved collared shirt also featured in multi-colours with paisley folk print, the perfect shirt and skirt combo that is a particular favorite of fashion stars such as Nicole Richie, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Jada Pinkett-Smith. Following this boho and folksy style is the collared shirt with batwings; this sale piece is perfectly crafted to fall at ¾ length of the arm. Featured in a plain black crepe viscous fabric, this blouse is a wardrobe staple gives more of a mysterious quality to the AW16 presentation. Think stylish French women, with the words “effortless” and “undone” this blouse is completely fashionable and a sale must-have! Additionally, the long, a-lined skirt with 70’s flower print in black and off-white detailing is truly a Carrie Bradshaw inspired look that is easy to wear. To emulate a more evening look achieving that effortless quality with an added extra, there is the Saint Laurent sleeve-less top with a neck-tie, featuring a must-have season cut of the racer back, this top with polka dot point print comes in the colour way black and red. This top has been spotted on Suki Waterhouse, Nicole Kidman, Gigi Hadid and Margaret Zhang. For more of a je ne sais quoi look, the Saint Laurent sales shirt with long-sleeved and collared neckline featured a beautifully crafted stain cuff and collar with little stars for an added texture. A quick master class in all things fashion related to Parisian style, this shirt is the ultimate wardrobe start-off, a secret of French style that is closely guarded and gives a timeless, simple look, which is relevant to every age group. Similarly, is the 70’s style blazer from Saint Laurent with a textured fabrication of velvet, this blazer is the ultimate in statement grabbing, yet understated must-have factor. The Angie jacket was a key piece within the collection, which featured a long-sleeved collared, and two-button closure. The Angie blazer now on sale at Parlour X comes in the colour ways, Marine/Ink, Bordeaux and Noir, a favorite for all street stylists alike from the streets of Paris, Milan, London and Denmark. There are many dresses that come to mind when thinking of Saint Laurent collection must-have and that’s the short sounded sleeve a-line mini dress with v-neckline, this dress featured in black, had the ultimate wow factor with a running seam line down the front. With the reveal of this dress at the AW-16 collection, saw many editors and stylist calling for a piece to feature in their publication, such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Elle Magazine. Moving towards a more casual/everyday style is the long-sleeved cashmere jumpers. Featuring a striped texture, ribbed cuffs and oversized style, these jumpers on sale at Parlour X are concise, super-chic and a wardrobe standout piece. A modern girl high fashion, extravagant to basic, outré to simple, a complete hot-ticket item which has be spotted on Victoria Beckham, Gwyneth Paltrow, Blake Lively and Brooklyn Decker –all of whom are synonymous with effortless Parisian cool and have taken the fashion world by storm with there everyday street style. Crafted from smooth leather is the most recent addition to the collection, the YSL leather belt with gold chain featuring the YSL logo, this stylish fashion-forward creation is a favorite among fashionable girls worldwide including Emily Blunt, Kate Bosworth, Alessandra Amoroso and Dakota Fanning. An added wow factor to any ensemble, these incredible belt is a highly covered piece and is a sale seasons must-have – which is available to purchase online from Parlour X and can be delivered straight to your door. If you’re in the market for a new handbag and you are willing to invest in something extra special at a sale price then the Saint Laurent shopper shoulder tote is for you! Featured in smooth leather, this iconic, elegant and understated bag comes in the colour ways – Bordeaux, Marine and Fog. With fewer emphasis on the logo and more focus on classic silhouette you will love this piece forever, just like Cate Blanchett and Bella Hadid, all of whom have been spotted on numerous occasions wearing this style. However there are also some standout showstoppers amongst the shopper bag, including monogrammed small envelope wallets on chain. A quilted grain de poudre in the colours of deep beige or black with silver and gold differing hardware, this seasons answer to the hottest new deliveries arriving from the runway. This style has already been highly coverted by the who’s who of the cool girls including, Victoria’s Secret supermodel Miranda Kerr, Beyonce Knowles and Jessica Alba. Moving past this season hottest new trend and focusing on this season answer to the Chloe Faye or the Gucci Soho is the crossbody marked on everyone’s sale must-have list, the blogger bag. A small camera style bag with gold hardward features in an array of perfect season colours, including, coal, marine, black, and Bordeaux/amaranto and deep beige – colours that have all been coverted in all fashion magazines. If there was one bag at Fashion Week with a huge presence it was the Saint Laurent Jen bag. A smooth leather with dull silver hardward in the colour ways, black and Bordeaux, the curved bucket bag was spotted adorning the arms of front-row regulars from Caroline Issa and Yasmin Sewell to bloggers like Leandra Medine and Aimee Song - In other words, this bag is the next IT bag! The fashion industry’s relationship with logos, branding and monogramming is a rocky one, however right now these stamps are making a complete come back in a BIG way. The Saint Laurent Rustic Monogram envelope chain wallet with straight flap featured in croc nubuck and gold hardware in the colour way black and dark orce is reclaiming the important part of Saint Laurent’s DNA. There is also the monogrammed pouch with wrist strap, quilted smooth leather also with addition gold hardware in the colours marine and Bordeaux is a smaller/subtlest way of incorporating the logo trend. These alluring bags are bound to be a staple in the closest of Fashion Editors, including, Emmanuelle Alt and Anna Wintour. Moving onto another coveting style from the pre-aw16 collection now on sale at Parlour X is footwear, in particular Saint Laurent heels. The power of a good pair of pumps cannot be denied, they are the easiest way to elevate any ensemble. The Saint Laurent Paris D’Orsay heel in 80mm and 105mm featuring a pointed closed toe in black suede are the perfect pair to stash underneath an office desk which can be the key to taking your attire from cubicle ready to revved up from date night, while a mere matter of additional inches can create the illusion of miles of endless legs. This is really true- especially when it comes to the Jane heel, a carry through hero of the collection, the Jane also featured in an 80 or 110 heel height comes in a croc detailing with toes toe and ankle strap. This gorgeous pair of strappy heels sandals instantly amp up your going-out look, while the Saint Lauren babies is the ultimate in a heeled silhouette which is crucial to any woman’s wardrobe right now. Guaranteed to stand the text of time in terms of embracing grunge undertones of the 90’s, the babies with multi-strap in leather are a sale’s must-have and with a collection of differing colours from Parlour X there just isn’t an excuse not to purchase. These heels have been a favorite of the A-list crowd spotted on the feet of Mary-Kate Olsen, Kate Moss, Salma Hayek, Diane Kruger and Eva Longoria, to name a few. The statement and iconic styles from Saint Laurent make them easy to tem with a variety of outfits, whether casual or more sophisticated as previously mentioned.
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