2009 October 6
YSL - Paris Spring 2010
(PARIS) The show notes informed YSL-goers that Stefano Pilati was interested in "Utilitarian Chic." More precisely: "a natural and honest chic, an understated elegance, in an aesthetic paradigm of a new minimalism." And then there were strawberries. A little jarring, perhaps, but Pilati tends to throw in a print for Spring, even if it juxtaposes with the otherwise lean, mean frocks, tunics, and apron dressing punked-up with a bit of leather. On the more gamine side, several sleek nude pieces underscored one of the season's major trends, but this collection was also infused with colors like cornflower blue, carnation, and even a big, belted sac dress in emerald. Typically, the shoes were show-stoppers, especially snakeskip peep-toe sandals with a thorn-like heel and little rosebud at the back of the ankle. The stores shalt not suffer.