The little black book that designer Hedi Slimane gives out each season, as the invitation for his Saint Laurent shows, is a portable mood board of sorts. And this time, if the images in the booklet are to be believed, Slimane was in a naughty state of mind.
When the show got underway there was a certain wantonness about the collection. Between the soundtrack which consisted of a French singer talking ad nauseam about wanting to have sex, and all the deep scoop neck tops, navel grazing short dresses and short shorts – all of which offered easy access to erogenous zones – Slimane was giving a pretty clear sexually charged message.
Of course he did it vicariously though his favorite era-the 70s. But unlike in recent past collections his rebelious party crowd got a bit more glammed up. A lot more sequined jackets, turbans, halter tops and dresses showed up on the catwalk this time around. And the introduction of floral motifs on a number of the short and sexy looks gave a slightly uneasy under age vibe to the designs.