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

Typology
Adani
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Evolution of the historic Boutique dello Sport, the centennial company of the Adani family, La Boutique di Adani, was born by the desire of Angela, wife of Amos, a famous footballer from Modena and Bologna Football Club of the 70s/80s. It is pre [...]
Agnetti
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Agnetti The Best Shops
Agnetti, is a well-established fashion boutique in Macerata.  Fashion is a real passion for the Agnetti family, who leads the company focusing on high-end garments, in order to give their clients quality and efficiency today after 100 years of activity. Every season, they pick stunning collec [...]
Angelo Minetti
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Angelo Minetti The Best Shops
Minetti is an important clothing boutique for men, located in Via Roma, in the central Casale Monferrato.  Since 1936 it has been offering the best formal and trendy collections.
Antonia Milano
Antonia Milano
It was 1999 when  Antonia Giacinti opened the doors of the first Antonia boutique, born as a small accessories store, and rapidly expanded to include women's clothing too. In 2007, Maurizio Purificato, his partner, inaugurated the store dedicated to men's clothing [...]
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
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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 [...]
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
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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, [...]
Blondie
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Blondie The Best Shops
Blondie was born in 1979 thanks to the vision of the two founders Irene Gaggero and Giovanni Costa.    The shop immediately stands out for the unique point of view in the selection of brands and in the approach of sales. It has been an authentic trendset [...]
Blondie Uomo
Blondie Uomo
Blondie was born in 1979 thanks to the vision of the two founders Irene Gaggero and Giovanni Costa.    The shop immediately stands out for the unique point of view in the selection of brands and in the approach of sales. It has been an authentic trendset [...]