Saint Laurent touched upon its turn-of-the-millennium oeuvre, which focused on bourgeois elegance for the young person who explores the world in between well-mannered girls and bad boys. The Saint Laurent Fall 2020 RTW collection was all about risk-taking, with latex pushing the wearer’s boundaries while encouraging pure confidence.
Naturally, Vaccarello was considering both sides of this by exploring the relationship between discipline and pleasure. In going-out culture, street style, or even workplace dressing, there’s something about the adrenaline rush of finally taking a long-considered style risk.
There were fab masculine overcoats falling from squared-off shoulders. Out came a few gorgeously hued, fluffy feather chubbies. As a variation on the leggings-esque trousers, some strict pencil skirts, which sported slashes from the thigh down and were worn with high-shine long boots.
Vaccarello celebrated a woman’s power and her own sense of self, choosing to riff on the kind of lush sensuality that Monsieur Saint Laurent was such a master of and twisting it anew by focusing on all those bourgeois gestures in high contrast with his slicked-up leggings.
With the uninhibited sense of color, the designer worked his way through the classic YSL palette—fuchsia to purple to emerald to hot pink.