Yves saint Laurent Manifest F/W 2009-10
The YSL Manifesto: a global fashion statement directly diffused across borders and demographics. A message in a gesture, amplified to democratize a system of dressing, given rhythmic effect through repetition. Fashion made larger than life, taken off-stage, manifested in the street and at the moment it seems the most incidental, and at once the most profound. The Yves Saint Laurent Fall/Winter 2009-2010 collection: Stefano Pilati's art of understatement. Illusion stripped away from a posture to reveal its heart; a pure, punctuated chic. Black leather and grey flannel as the ingredients of a signature expression of tailoring and technique. A story of classic fashion rewritten, inherited forms recast. This is what happens in the ushering in of a era.