Hedonism in an Age of Health

Just as I was getting into Saint Laurent, Hedi Slimane is off.

Saint Laurent fur chubby AW16

I loved the sheer, unapologetic hedonism of this show -- it made me want to go out rather than attempt a boring health fad, or sit at home and watch Netflix. The concept was bold and simple, and the girls were fabulous and fun. Isn't that what can be great about fashion - clothes that inspire you to live in the moment? To have fun?

We are now living in the age of athleisurewear, heralded by brands that want you to wear gym clothes to work and dinner. Call me old fashioned, but I like to think that gym clothes should stay in the gym. Why don't we put some of that effort that's going into the treadmill into our wardrobes. Come on, people, let's get dressed. 

I suppose that heart-shaped chubby fur coat - see YSL's scandalous SS'71 collection for a bit of context - was the perfect kiss good bye. I thought it cleverly echoed the heart-shaped button we all click to show our appreciation on Instagram. I didn't just like this, though; I loved it.