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Slimane RTW “New Basics” Win

Grunge-chic has been Hedi Slimane’s go-to of late, but in Paris he revealed an answer to the girls who have lusted over his Men’s Fall collection, an almost feminine version of the men’s line.  Lots of leather with see through blouses, grey suits with pin-thin leather tie’s, multiple trouser and jacket combinations, a must-have leather biker jacket with skinny black jeans, and then some color.

Golden lurex dresses to beaded red zebra print, green coats, kitten heels, pointed shoes, booties and lurex socks, and a lot of shoulder pad action and one sleeved tops, but nothing to be embarrassed by like the 80’s. We loved the lace up ankle boots and court shoe too – all black – all perfect.

He also kept true to the history of Yves’ with a Safari Collection, animal print as always but including micro-sequnned tiger print dresses and khaki safari jackets made for a touch of Africa.

Slimane seems to have a back-to-basics strategy, a lot of simple timeless pieces were on stage and the ever loved leather minis, appealing to both the older and younger ladies. With todays savvier than ever shoppers, Slimane’s strategy has a great chance to sustain the great name once synonymous for minting instant new classic pieces.


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Posted on: October 1, 2013