Stefano Pilati’s final collection for Yves Saint Laurent was heavy in symbolism. From the white calla lilies to the body armor of chain mail dresses there was a sense of finality. It is believed that the calla lily represents purity, death and rebirth while chain mail was used to protect the body from death in the middle ages.
I personally found all the leather pieces to be too heavy and severe but I thought the capes and knit capelet above were so elegant. It is as if the skin slashes through the garments. As usual, the shoes were stunning in sculptural metallic designs.
I think it’s lovely how delicate the heavy metal dresses can look.