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New York, NY October 1, 2014

The Saint Laurent woman is a most noticeable creature made up of equal parts disco and rock-n-roll, Pat Benatar and Bianca Jagger. Hedi Slimane designs for the woman that has an educated opinion about everything—vintage duds, vinyl, acoustic vs. bass, Glastonbury or Coachella, Amsterdam or NYC—and rarely apologizes, but then again you wouldn’t expect her to. For the past two years, Slimane has turned out rebellious, feminine frocks that appease fashion-forward femmes hell-bent on living their life, skipping continents at a moments notice, collecting artsy mementos and vintage threads along the way to keep her stories alive. She’s tough, and she’s leaving impressions, good or bad, wherever she goes. The designer’s latest collection, thankfully, is definitely no exception.

For his spring/summer 2015 line, Slimane brought the cool funk to the Paris runway, yet again. Loving the look and feel of rock-n-roll of the late 70s and early 80s, the designer mixes tomboyish structures with feminine silhouettes—a sexy trait he’s mastered—with skinny fitting pantsuits in shiny black and exaggerated-lapel leather blazers. Leopard prints make another appearance on shiny gold mini shirtdresses and skinny neck scarves. Slimane loves mixing textures and prints, and he does so again for that added rebel appeal, pairing sequined velvet blazers in jewel tones with tiny striped tanks and leather mini skirts. A patchwork denim mini lends a touch of Americana to a sparkly blazer with a British pop-star appeal.

We don’t know if it’s the woman Slimane represents with his clothes, or his collection in its entirety that we covet most each season, but either way—we really like it.

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