A selection of Saint Laurent necklaces including the Opium (far left) and Tassel (middle)
The OK, so we all know that the jury is still out on Hedi Slimane’s ready-to-wear collections for Saint Laurent Paris but one thing that the man is doing right are the accessories. I was an immediate fan of his understated yet luxe handbag collection (the Betty and Duffle are top of my list) but what has really caught my eye recently is the jewellery.
While everyone loved YSL’s previous creations such as the Arty ring, I wasn’t such a big fan of its Baroque style. The debut Saint Laurent Paris jewellery collection is definitely more my speed with its elegant Art Deco touches, architectural shapes and snake references.
There is a whole new collection from earrings to bracelets but my favourite are the necklaces including the Tassel style, which comes in gold metal or black silk thread. We all know chunky necklaces are over (thank you Mira Duma), and pendants are in. This archive-inspired piece is the perfect balance of vintage and contemporary with its tassel pendant suspended on a chunky snake chain. I also have my eye on the long Opium necklace with its cool 1970s vibe and interwoven gold-tone brass bars and snake chains.
The Construction bracelet (left) and Le Trois Clous bangle (right)
The cuffs and bracelets are definitely more futuristic – the Construction bracelet looks like a whole bunch of bracelets that have been stacked together, while the Le Trois Clous bangle comes in a funky hexagonal shape and is studded with hardware in various shapes.