Saint Laurent's Winter 2021 Show Battles The Elements
A brash wind combined with miniskirts, the perfect mix.
The Saint Laurent Winter Women’s 2021 show, entitled ‘Where the Silver Wind Blows’, was replete with breath-taking visuals and elegant pieces.
Since the beginning of the pandemic fashion has reached new heights of creativity. Unable to host shows in the traditional sense, Covid proposed an inviting challenge to directors urging them to experiment with the conventional way of showcasing new pieces. Saint Laurent’s Creative Director, Anthony Vaccarello, took this unspoken dare and created a show that asserted its unmatched singularity.
The collection itself boasts a neat messiness. A juxtaposition between the sheer sleekness of the metallic bodysuits and the obtuse floral jewelry that features the clover motif found in Saint Laurent’s archives. A reoccurring combination of fur and leather are prevalent throughout creating a sense of cozy elegance. An emphasis on mini skirts appears to be the standout, toying with a plethora of materials to reimagine the known basic staple. Saint Laurent’s winter collection feels refreshing in terms of the twist on archived motifs, but the backdrop of the show was the real eye catcher.
Immense crashing waterfalls, rocky terrain and bashful winds are endured by the models. An unpredictable scene that strangely both contrasts and compliments the pieces within the collection. A rough wind blissfully dances around the models, animating their hair and clothes in a way that appears controlled. In interviews Vaccarello has mentioned that they wanted to show the sheer mass of nature and the human belittlement it bestows.
Take a look at Saint Laurent’s winter collection and others on their website.