BLENDING INFLUENCES FROM MARRAKECH, NIGHT-TIME LONDON, AND PARIS’ RIVE GAUCHE, THE SAINT LAURENT CREATIVE DIRECTOR SERVES UP HIS MOST VIBRANT AND EXOTIC SELECTION OF BAGS AND SHOES FOR THE FRENCH LABEL. IMRAN JALAL DISCOVERS THE HIGHLIGHTS IN HONG KONG.
Distinguished by sculptural, towering heels in the shape of the brand’s Cassandre logo, the Opyum shoe line introduces its first sandal this season. Meanwhile, the Kate shoulder bag gets a tribal update with authentic Berber-style stone embroidery. From left: Kate suede shoulder bag with turquoise, coral and marble embellishments and Opyum patent leather sandals.
As a nod to Yves Saint Laurent’s long-time partnership with plumassier (aka feather-maker) Andre Lemarie, Vaccarello adorned spindly sandals and calf-high boots with frothy layers of ostrich plumage. The result: some of the season’s most flamboyant and glamorous shoes. From left: Goatskin sandals with feathers, and velvet boots with feathers
Spring’s Marrakech influence turns up in the form of tapestry and tassels on two of the brand’s most popular bag styles: the College satchel and Kate shoulder bag. From left: Kate calfskin and lambskin shoulder bag, and College bull skin, cotton and wool satchel
Debuting this season: the hat box-style Mica top-handle bag, which comes in a chic hand-carry-appropriate “M” (pictured), and a more everyday-friendly “S” with a detachable shoulder strap; and the plush and roomy Jamie shoulder bag with an archival-inspired quilted finish. From back: Mica pony leather and calfskin top-handle bag, and Jamie lambskin shoulder bag
PHOTOGRAPHY VEE CHIN ART DIRECTION ADELINE ENG