Saint Laurent AW’23 collection empowers women through fashion, the oversized blazer trend has taken a new turn at the French fashion house. Let’s say 80’s chic workwear turned into a broad-shoulder style trend, the blazer silhouette is getting bigger and broader and I believe we’re ready for it.
The runway was decorated with floating chandeliers over a gold-toned runway, the models strut down the aisle with fashion styles we’ve seen before but with new takes, from broad shoulder blazers paired with knee-length side slit skirts to deep decolletage silk vests as part of the look, finished with a thin belt, pumps, oversized hoop earrings, sheer tights and sunglasses, a new style trend has just been birthed, like I said the looks are like giving birth to either a boy or a girl or both but with unique features.
The unique feature includes the broad shoulder looks paired with or without a big scarf over the shoulder accessorised with epaulets, giving an overall exaggerated look. When this look was first cited, it was a little bit intimidating but when the same look was presented in a different version that entails more of a monochromatic finish, it then made sense. The model walked down the runway wearing the look in all matching grey woolen fabric that speaks ‘functional edgy look’ for a girl next door.
The message sent by the brand’s creative director Anthony Vaccarello is ‘Broad Shoulder’ whether, in bomber jackets, draped turtleneck silk blouses, blazers, etc The bomber jackets were made with vintage leather, paired with pinstripe side slit slim fitting knee length skirts, some wore blouses with sashes as part of the look, the turtleneck silk blouses where tucked into slim fitting trousers, and the list goes on.
The brand said “the precision can be found in the sharp shoulder line of a bold new blazer. It all starts with this gesture, fabric dictates the rest. Creating enticing friction, the structured jacket is juxtaposed with a flowing layer of cloth, a signature scarf that may merge with the bow of a blouse or extend down like a stole.”
Finally, the overall runway speaks of the monochromatic achievable style trend, something close to a minimalist approach to fashion design. This is a new trend that started from the SS’23 runway and I believe we will be enjoying it into AW’23 too. The world is ready for monochromatic minimalist looks, and Saint Laurent amongst many designers is saying it out loud. The Saint Laurent AW’23 collection also evokes the ’80s glam rock aesthetic’, with the use of rich leathers, smooth silks, and luscious velvets layered and texturally accessorised.