Saint Laurent

Philosophy

Yves Saint Laurent is a luxury fashion house founded by Yves Saint Laurent and his business and life partner, Pierre Bergè in 1962, revolutioning the fashion system thanks to his style made of formal rigor, exotic fabrics and color mixes.

Inspired by art, ballett and foreign cultures, the algerian-born designer became famous for many different style innovations, result of a contamination of classic menswear elements in the female wardrobe as symbol of emancipation and seduction: the women’s tuxyedo, the military trench coat, the shirt dress, the iconic Mondrian dress, “ethnic-inspired” and beatnik gear and other sartorial creations that have penetrated our collective style-unconscious.

Saint Laurent was also the first couturier to market and cultivate a prêt-a-porter line Rive Gauche between the 70’ s and 80’s, and he was among the first to feature black models on the runway.

The avant-garde fashion house, refined and resolute, has always captured the desire of women to be modern and free, playing, with taste and creativity, a distinctive French seductive style.

Yves designed the couture collection until his retirement in 2002; Rive Gauche was designed by Alber Elbaz for three seasons starting in 1998, and then by Creative Director Tom Ford, with his sex appeal and provocative marketing.  

After his departure in 2004, Stefano Pilati, whose style was more in line with that of the late Monsieur Saint Laurent, was named new Creative Director. In February 2012 it was announced that Hedi Slimane would replace Pilati. After his appointment Slimane made the decision to rename the ready-to-wear line Saint Laurent Paris

Slimane makes an aesthetic revolution but staying true to the original essence, reinterpreting tuxedos, the micro animalier, bermuda shorts, bows, transparencies, the nude look, long skirts, leather, djellabas and man's jacket, turning it into an ultra-slim appendage of the female body, creating, once again, collections which prove how the Yves’ fashion is still very current and trendy.

Boutiques Saint Laurent

Adani
Adani
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Adani The Best Shops
Located in Piazza Mazzini, in the city centre of Modena, Adani is a refined and prestigious boutique that offers apparel, shoes and accessories for both men and women. Born as an evolution of Boutique dello Sport, today Adani is structured around three main floors for a total area of 700 [...]
Agnetti
Agnetti
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Agnetti The Best Shops
Agnetti, well-established fashion boutique in Macerata, stands out for quality and professionalism. Fashion is a real passion for the Agnetti family, who leads the company focusing on a great vocation and on high-end products, in order to meet customers’ needs: they think they buy just a dres [...]
Antonia Milano
Antonia Milano
Antonia Milano
Located in Brera, the artistic district of Milan, Antonia selects with elegance and passion the best clothing and accessory collections. Thanks to the new generation of Italian buyers, it boasts a great ability and taste to mix well-known luxury brands with emerging and avant-garde designers. Anto [...]
Antonia Riccione
Antonia Riccione
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Antonia Riccione The Best Shops
  Antonia is located in the heart of Riccione, and it is considered one of the most important and well-known multi-brand boutiques in Italy that offers womenswear exclusive brands. Antonia Manaresi opened  Antonia Boutique in the spring of 1974 in Galleria Viscardi, Viale Ceccarini in Ri [...]
Base Blu Donna
Base Blu Donna
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Base Blu Donna The Best Shops
Base Blu has been operating in the luxury fashion retail for over twenty years. With 1500 square meters of total sales area, the company owns three multi brand stores in old town of Varese: Base Blue Donna, Base Blu Uomo  and Blu. Base Blu Donna occupies the most pres [...]
Base Blu Uomo
Base Blu Uomo
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Base Blu Uomo The Best Shops
Base Blu has been operating in the luxury fashion retail for over twenty years. With  1500 mq of total sales area, the company owns three multi brand stores in Varese: Base Blue Donna for women and Base Blu Uomo for men and Blu located in the central town. In February 2007 the Group ina [...]
Bernardelli Uomo
Bernardelli Uomo
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Bernardelli Uomo The Best Shops
Bernardelli Group owns several multi-brand stores in Mantua, dedicated to men and women. Bernardelli Uomo, for men, is located in Via Roma. Experimentation and elegance, simplicity and originality: these are the Group’s main values.  The boutique is a well-established reference fo [...]
Bini Silvia Donna
Bini Silvia Donna
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Bini Silvia Donna The Best Shops
Silvia Bini has always ensured an ongoing family tradition thanks to three generations of sellers. For many years the womenswear, menswear, accessories and formalwear boutiques have been representing a reference point in Versilia, by offering well-known fashion brands as well as a refined and [...]
Bini Silvia Uomo
Bini Silvia Uomo
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Bini Silvia Uomo The Best Shops
Staying true to the group's identity, Bini Silvia menswear boutique, located in Viale Marconi 98 in Viareggio, is an elegant and modern place for shopping where clients can find the best classic collections together with the most trendy and sporty ones on the market, from Gucci to Moncler, [...]
Brown Thomas Dublino
Brown Thomas Dublino
Brown Thomas Dublino
Brown Thomas Group owns four shops in Ireland and the Dublin flagship store is in Grafton Street, the heart of the city. Brown Thomas offers a selection of clothing, shoes and accessories collections for men, women and children, and also several departments dedicated to cosmetics, perfumes, jewell [...]