Yves Saint Laurent

yves saint laurent Yves Saint Laurent Fall 2012 | Paris Fashion Week

Pilati’s Farewell to YSLYves Saint Laurent creative director Stefano Pilati presented his final collection for the label’s fall 2012 preview shown during Paris Fashion Week. It was announced a week ago that the Italian designer would leave the iconic brand after being at the helm since 2004. Black was the dominate color for autumn with sleek, body conscious shapes cinched at the waist and made of mostly leather. It seems only fitting that the final collection from Pilati would be straightforward and to the point with plunging necklines and sculpted shoulders defining the YSL woman for fall. Metal accents and mesh knits also played a part in the strong yet sensual display.

Pilati’s successor has yet to be named although former Dior Homme designer Hedi Slimane has been rumored for some time. Regardless of what the future brings, Pilati’s shaping of Yves Saint Laurent can not be denied and the autumn collection proves precisely that.

yves saint laurent Yves Saint Laurent Spring 2012 | Paris Fashion Week

Glam Luxe at YSL – Stefano Pilati turned up the volume forYves Saint Laurent’s spring 2012 collection with jewel tones, flirty silhouettes and plunging necklines for the new season. Despite continued rumors of an upcoming departure, the Italian designer delivered a strong showing with menswear inspired suiting and a play on proportion which echoed the YSL archives. For the finale, Pilati presented sparkle embellished black gowns that shined like constellations in the night sky.

ysl2 Raquel Zimmermann for Yves Saint Laurent Fall 2011 Film + Campaign by Inez & Vinoodh

YSL WomanRaquel Zimmermann stars in a rapid paced film shot for Yves Saint Laurent’s fall 2011 collection campaign. With direction by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin and creative by Stefano Pilati, the YSL girl listens to the soundtrack of LCD Soundsystem with a season of changes. We also have a look at the full campaign after our preview earlier this season.