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Friday, June 12, 2009

Yves Saint Laurent and Stefano Pilati Introduce the 'New Vintage' Collection

Designer Stefano Pilati and Yves Saint Laurent wowed crowds on Monday in New York City with an exciting clothing collection. With stylishly cut designs and bold colors, the clothing didn’t appear too different from the usual, except that it was created from the cotton ‘leftovers’ of previous Yves Saint Laurent clothing! Taking advantage of the unused cotton from the last 10 years, the designer created gorgeous couture clothing and quite a buzz. This is a pretty exciting collection, as YSL and Pilati have acknowledged their own social responsibility in the clothing world. Featuring vivid blues, pinks, shades of white and other bold colors, the collection of eco-friendly clothing totals about fifty different pieces. Some of the clothing is one of a kind, making it even more exciting for those who love to have something unique. The prices for the clothing and accessories ranged from around $500 to about $2400 a piece, with the average price at $1000. The collection was called ‘New Vintage’ and we can only hope that with the overwhelming excitement and response to it, Yves Saint Laurent will see the importance of continuing down the socially responsible path. The collection included gorgeous bags in bright colors as well as sandals, giving fashionably and environmentally conscience women the opportunity to grab THE perfect summer ensemble. By Tuesday, every piece of the collection had sold! Let’s hope this is a strong statement to both Pilati and Yves Saint Laurent to keep up the great work. Things look positive, as CEO of YSL, Valerie Hermann was quoted as saying, “There is no imminent danger, though, of running out of fabrics. We can do many things like this.” It just proves that more things can be done for the environment and to reduce waste, and that eco-friendly clothing has certainly come a long way! Photo Courtesy of

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Blogger Yona Williams said...

Ha! Are those bags over the mannequins heads?

6/12/2009 11:47:00 AM  
Blogger Alice said...

I was thinking pillow cases...

6/12/2009 04:59:00 PM  

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