Classic and haute couture are never far from the trendsetting and avant garde Saint Laurent, including the bags Anthony Vacarello rolls out this spring/summer. Both elegant and edgy, the colour black dominates the set starting from the small Spontini satchel to the large Niki shopping bag.

As such, versatility is also vital in this collection, enabling the fit of the small Lou Camera bag, for example, for a busy workday, a fun night out, and even on a cocktail party.

Saint Laurent’s monogram, the iconic vertical centrepiece designed by Adolphe Mouron Cassandre circa 1961, is displayed proudly on a number of the bags in polished gold and silver, plus matte black, on charms or flaps. What’s more, there’s the beautiful matelassé stitching on the medium Loulou chain bag, coloured in nine shades, that results in an original “Y” pattern on the bag.

Never shying away from style, Vacarello also presents hints of Marrakech in the black suede Kate Berber chain bag featuring a silver monogram framed by turquoise, coral and white beads—not to mention the presence of the safari in the tiger-printed Mica hatbox bag and the leopard-printed Belchasse satchel. Discover more bags and outfits of the collection at ysl.com.

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Tags: Bags, Yves Saint Laurent, Monochrome