YSL Drops the Y
Saint Laurent’s new retail concept bows first in Miami.
February 25, 2013
Classic duffle bag ($3,150).
Restructuring an iconic French fashion house is certainly no easy task. So when the newly appointed creative director of Yves Saint Laurent, Hedi Slimane, announced he would be reconceptualizing the aged label under the new moniker Saint Laurent this year, the whole fashion world was clamoring to see the debut collection. As promised, Slimane’s chic lineup of sheer blouses, slender trousers, wide-brimmed hats, and gypsylike gowns demonstrated strong examples of youth, freedom, and modernity today. Hoping to continue this newfound, progressive esprit into a revolutionary retail concept, the Saint Laurent stores feel distinctly futuristic, featuring black and white marble walls, industrial concrete, and intricate furniture made of gold, silver, mirror, and glass. The 2,200-square-foot Saint Laurent boutique, the first in the country to feature the revamped design, will carry the women’s ready-to-wear and women’s accessories collections, including vermeil jewelry, handbags, and footwear. Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-868-4424