Bridging the indeterminable gap between the classic and the contemporary, Anthony Vaccarello updates Saint Laurent’s signature accessories for the new season. Inspired by eternal muse and style icon Loulou de La Falaise “the quintessential Rive Gauche haute bohémienne“, the Medium Loulou Monogram Matelassé Handbag is crafted in Italy from supple burgundy calfskin leather with a spacious construction that houses multiple interior compartments to keep the girl-on-the-go organised. Finished with the iconic YSL Cassandre logo (an emblem of the house conceived by Adolphe Mouron Cassandre in 1961), it’s timeless design makes it the perfect companion for running your day-to-day errands.
Saint Laurent’s signature accessories appear for the new season with reimagined, directional styles and with updated details. The Medium LouLou Monogram Matelassé Handbag is crafted from premium leather in a smooth grained finish, features a matelassé quilted construction, a sliding chain shoulder strap and a monogrammed interlocking logo.
Pure calf leather in a smooth grained finish
Monogram interlocking logo
Front flap with magnetic snap fastening
Two main compartments
Central zipped pocket
Sliding chain shoulder strap
Made in Italy
Height: 22cm, Width: 29cm, Depth: 12cm
100% calf leather
- Saint Laurent
- Whereas sobriety and an air of restraint has become the modus vivendi in amongst fashion circles of late, the fashion plates have shifted once again, moved, squarely in the direction of a daring, wildly audacious glamour, and Anthony Vaccarello is leading the charge. Now in his third season at the venerable Parisian house, creative director Anthony Vaccarello has come into his stride, he’s captured an exciting energy in the zeitgeist and brought a newfound sense of defiance and exuberant energy to Saint Laurent that makes practically everything else seem utterly mundane. Of course, Saint Laurent never has been for the shy and retiring types, it’s just that Anthony Vaccarello has raised the bar when it comes to all things sass and seductive. Indeed, there’s nothing diffident or demure about the new Saint Laurent, quite the contrary, these are clothes for the bold and the beautiful, comprised of an attitude that speaks to the spirit of the times with unmistakable urgency. And what good times they are, in his strongest and most eloquent showing to date, Vaccarello clarified his vision with a collection that was just as scandalous as la ‘libération’ circa 1971. Held against the breathtaking backdrop of a twinkling Eiffel Tower, the designer reinforced his punchy message of spunky sensuality while seamlessly anchoring his aesthetic to the timeless codes of the house. Opening with riffs on ‘Saharienne’ and closing with a haute sequence of spectacular couture ensembles, Vaccarello weaved together an impeccable lineup celebrating Yves Saint Laurent’s most iconic styles as well as those of his more immediate predecessors (Tom Ford and Hedi Slimane) and made them his own. There was sex appeal in abundance and gutsy glamour by the truckload: sheer boho-chic blouses coruscating with glittering gold crystals, natty leather playsuits and fresh renditions of ‘le smoking’ conspired alongside frisky party girl frocks, lots of lace, and sexy ‘going out’ tops, while the menswear got the rockstar treatment with raffish tailoring and club kid blouson jackets in flashy beaded spangles or brilliant rainbow stained colour-wash. Feel good fashion at its finest, that same spirited sense of joie de vivre came to a resounding climax in the closing section of couture silhouettes where incredible flourishes of duchesse satin shaped to an extravagant bubble silhouette were flanked by dramatic poufs of ostrich feathers and sensational shimmery disco ball sequins, all of it rounded off with teeny-tiny showgirl sequinned shorts, the ultimate statement shoes with an update on last seasons crystal ‘Niki’ boots reworked in shaggy marabou feathers, and a whole lotta moxie. A wardrobe for the showstoppers and hot-steppers of this world, Anthony Vaccarello has — for want of a better expression — brought sexy back. The only question that remains is: how long will it take for you to catch up?