Saint Laurent Mens "Skinny Line" S/S 2013 Lookbook

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  1. lucy92

    lucy92 Mod Squad Team Leader

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    Modeled by Gryphon O’Shea, the Skinny line offers a more casual aesthetic than the luxurious flagship collection and features trim denim and leather jackets alongside a leopard-spotted button-down, broken-in tees, slim-fitting jeans and more.
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  2. LagerfeldBoy

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    The beach makes a perfect background for the subtle, effortless clothes. I think this highlights the denim wonderfully. I'm automatically wanting that nice denim jacket and a pair of those jeans. There's a youthful, edgy spirit in this, which I'm sure was aimed to attract a more younger clientele.
     
  3. elle_gb

    elle_gb Well-Known Member

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    it's definitely new mood and tone of the house.
     
  4. Street_a_Licious

    Street_a_Licious Active Member

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    that guy looks gross. wouldn't wanna touch him or be touched by him. not even with a 10 foot pole.

    and those clothes look like Pierre Balmain.
     
  5. TianCouture

    TianCouture Well-Known Member

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    This clothing looks like items readily available at TopMan or Zara...the leopard shirt is frankly, sad...
     
  6. FelipeV

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    Looks like a Pull and Bear lookbook.
     
  7. KemAlnagdy

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    Everything looks cheap to me!
     
  8. ChrissyM

    ChrissyM girl who fell to earth

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    is this Hedi Slimane-designed? I am assuming yes...?
     
  9. lucy92

    lucy92 Mod Squad Team Leader

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    yes, he shot the images as well.
     
  10. ChrissyM

    ChrissyM girl who fell to earth

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    ^^ah, of course! I didn't even think of the photography... thanks!
     
  11. lili la tigresse

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    Totally on par with the Women collection then.
     
  12. Zazie

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    YSL Boy collection? Dior Homme, SL Garcon.
     
  13. mistress_f

    mistress_f Hell on Heels

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    Someone here seems to be stuck in 2006. I'm wondering who does this appeal, other than hedi's die-hard fans, because im not seeing anything particularly desirable or unique.
     
  14. Izreal

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    what did you expect: more forgettable logo accessories for the suburban nouveau riche? this is essentially a "basics" line which keeps an emphasis on slim denim and youthful appearances. the perfect uniform for your every day rock star musician / socialite debutante.. true to the original spirit of early YSL before it became a brand for rich housewives..
     
  15. xPedro

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    can it get skinnier?
     
  16. mistress_f

    mistress_f Hell on Heels

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    It's a bit naive to think that the clientele will radically chance based on the re-branding... afterall the big money comes from, guess who, rich housewives and wealthy businessman (and this is not only in places like Dior or YSL... I usually see old ladies shopping at more 'edgy' multibrand stores or places like Celine, Balenciaga...).

    SLP won't only be sold in paris, london or la. Most of the cities that have a SL store even lack that rich it-girl / socialite / rockstar whatever type that this could interest. Speaking from my own point of view, living in Rome and working in the business, i know where the money of these big stores come from, and its not from a young clientele... that's only a small percentage (if any at all). I don't also foresee the company firing their old employers (what's wrong with an old s.a. by the way? they're always the best at their jobs, helpful, knowledgeable etc) to have punk rock skinny kids welcoming their years-long clientele. I know it would shut down immediately here... and i'm pretty sure in many other places.
    This approach might work in hip cities but that's an irrelevant part looking at the big picture. Sure they could impose this new 'thing' but would it work? I doubt it... not everywhere.
     
  17. disco54

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    I concur with mistress_f, working in luxury retail management I totally see your point and it is correct ! The problem with these clothes they are stale and easily available at Topman or Zara. These looks would look fresh circa 2005, 8 years on, the skinny rocker look has been done to death a thousand times and is easily seen in mainstream fashion, so there is no novelty,Hedi seems trapped in time.
     
  18. Izreal

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    " I heard so much about my proportions, and how absurd and unsuccessful, for instance, my skinny jeans and silhouette would be. I also heard about my lack of definition in masculinity, as I was aiming to try another definition. I also was questioned about my attraction to music, as I still believe there is no fashion without music. Marie Antoinette knew better when she fetched Gluck to Versailles, to try her new wardrobe on the dance floor. Nothing will ever change. Fashion = music + youth + sex. This is what my menswear and my style were always about. " - hedi slimane (style.com)

    i think the above quote sums it up nicely, as you can see the housewife will probably need to look elsewhere unless she can fit a size 0 and is planning on killing it on the dancefloor :lol:
     
  19. tricotineacetat

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    It's ridiculous how the slimness of his jeans were always highlighted to an extreme - they were neither very low-rise, nor were they so skinny that nobody was able to fit them... Much like Helmut Lang's reputation for a somewhat strict, linear sense of cutting, Hedi's proportions were eventually regarded as mainstream and in fact, a lot of the denim designed elsewhere eventually got tighter, rather than the other way around.

    It's stupid to insist on Slimane's slender cuts as being such a trademark (particularly in womenswear) when we see tight fitting jackets and trousers in so many other collections in so many other designer's repertoire - Everybody's fit for the runway is rail-thin and it's common sense that production fittings are a whole different story. Regardless of, he will prove very unsuccessful if all he can bring to the table is a wardrobe that works on waif-like fashion editors and It-girls. My recent link comment of Nicolas Guesquière only proves that very well.
     
  20. Izreal

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    ...as a former Balenciaga & DH client, I must disagree with you.. a lot of designers and yes high street chains have attempted the slim/skinny look but it really takes creative skillful tailoring to make the fit work and be comfortable (especially for a man). hedi has been perfecting this for years and i believe it shows in fit. your link proved Guesquiere got it wrong and i can testify it was indeed. I am not btw an apologist for skinny in clothing, I've personally moved on and appreciate volume. This particular line is a sub-line, a kind of on going experiment and tribute to his skinny legacy, it does not mean the main Saint Laurent line will focus on skinny, although over-sized like you mentioned is perhaps unlikely, let's not take things too far... :rolleyes:
     

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