Feminine meets sustainable as YSL introduces designs that reclaim, recycle and sustain.
Answer? I don’t have to, because Yves Saint Laurent has recently introduced the New Vintage III collection. It’s the third offering from the iconic design house that uses remnant fabric and existing patterns to create distinctively eco-feminine fashions. The motto? Reclaim, recycle, sustain.
The new collection is an extension of the well received New Vintage and New Vintage II collections, originally initiated by YSL’s creative director, Stefano Pilati, and fashion director, Julie Gilhart in 2009.
The New Vintage III collection is made up of about 180 pieces and includes such ready to wear items as metallic wide leg trousers, velvet tuxedo suiting jackets and disco-esque leopard-print wrap dresses.
While the collection is small, and only available in limited, numbered editions at YSL flagship boutiques in Paris, London and New York, it is reassuring to know that the idea of sustainable fashion is coming out of the closet. Other fashion houses will surely take notice and follow suit, so to speak, as the YSL collection continues to gain popularity. Because we all want to do the right thing––but we also want to look good doing it.