Italian-Belgian designer Anthony Vaccarello has come a long way in a short time. After opening his brand in 2009 and gaining international attention, Vaccarello designed capsule collections for Versus Versace before being appointed the Creative Director of Saint Laurent Paris in 2016. Considering that his start in fashion was in 2007 when he began working at Fendi under Karl Lagerfeld, Vaccarello’s trajectory from student to master, leading one of the world’s top esteemed fashion houses, was very sharp and accelerated. The FW11 collection is Vaccarello’s third, and continued to solidify his aesthetic which can be characterized in three words: black, slinky, and sexy.
It’s amazing to see his evolution into the Creative Director of Saint Laurent, where his aesthetic is unwavering. Yes, there may be a little more sparkle and color now, but he is still definitely designing for the same woman. The eponymous line has been put on hold since the Fall 2016 season, when rumors of his impending appointment at Saint Laurent were still swirling. If you take a look back at that collection, it is obvious that his ideas aligned directly with where the Saint Laurent brand was heading. So far, he has proven himself to be a fantastic match.