December 16, 2015
We always associate Saint Laurent with rock ‘n’ roll chic, but the Cruise ’16 collection definitely marched to a rather different tune. Titled “Surf Sound – A Tribute To Contemporary Californian Surf Music Culture”, the womenswear pieces are all about the sun and the surf, as seen on the limited edition surfboards, skateboards, sneakers and Festival Backpack, Saint Laurent’s first-ever backpack shape for women.
We’re definitely excited about the backpack, and we hope its a shape that Saint Laurent keeps in its subsequent collections. The easy-breezy pieces, made for everyday casual wear, it’s not something we’re used to from the brand, but we want to add all the distressed denim and relaxed florals to our collection of staples anyway. While accessorising with the skateboards isn’t for everyone (they’re extremely limited edition anyway), we’re happy with adding a bit of the Californian surf style with the espadrilles, basket bags and floral jewellery.
Baby Punk Point Skateboard, Leopard Punk Point Skateboard, Ziger Punk Point Skateboard, US$695 each (limited to 300 skateboards).
Low Top Sneaker in White Cotton Fabric With Black “Yeah Baby” Side Embroidery, $940; Low Top Sneaker In Silver Coated Cotton Fabric With Silver Laces, $820; Low Top Sneaker In White Cotton Fabric With Multicolour Laces, $600; Mid Top Sneaker In White Calfskin Leather With Red Laces, $1,010; Mid Top Sneaker In White & Leopard Printed Calfskin Leather With Silver Laces, $1,010.
Original Distressed Jean Jacket in Dirty Light Blue Trash Denim, $2,490; Washed Hooded Zip Sweatshirt in Faded Rose French Terrycloth, $1,480; V-Neck Cardigan in Black and Multicolour Mohair, Nylon and Silk, $2,130.
Julia Mini Dress in Black, Shell and Yellow Daisy and Polka Dot Printed Viscose, $5,630; Loose Cap Sleeve T-Shirt in Multicolour Hawaiian Printed Cotton, $820; Original High Waisted Shorts in Black Punk Wash Light Denim, $900.
Festival Fringed Backpack in Black Leather, $2,770; Festival Backpack in Black and Multicolour Prairie Flower Printed Leather, $2,410.
Classic Small Kate Monogram Saint Laurent Satchel in Green and Blue Dégradé Leather, $2,550; Small Panier Basket Bag in Natural Straw and Black Leather, $1,970; Classic Baby Duffle Bag, $2,090.
Espadrille Studded in Light Blue Denim, Black Leather and Oxidised Nickel, $690; Sunglasses, $470; Fleur Brooch in White and Yellow Enamel Covered Brass, $1,420.
Saint Laurent Cruise ’16 Surf Sound Collection, available at Saint Laurent stores. ysl.com