Yves Saint Laurent Resort 2012 Collection

Posted on June 02, 2011

YSL designer Stefano Pilati has decided that his version of a resort collection is a literal one and that’s refreshingly direct. So direct, we feel like we’re watching the wardrobe tests for a 1940s screwball comedy about society swells on a cruiseliner. Everything is bright and vivid, with a persistent (and also extremely literal) nautical motif. Love all the bright reds and sailor stripes, as well as the very ’40s high collars with little puffed sleeves given a twist by adding a short, flirty skirt, not to mention the Betty Grable-esque knotted top with high-waisted shorts. Fun and pretty, which is really what a resort collection should be about, if you ask us.


[Photo Credit: vogue.com]

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  • http://twitter.com/shinobi42 Shinobi

    The Vagina Anchor is very distracting to me.

    • Anonymous

      I was thinking the same thing. It should have been maybe 1/5 the size

  • http://profiles.google.com/lauren.b.rose Lauren Rose

    I want so much of it.

  • http://twitter.com/kmc1138 Kathleen Coyle

    Love it.  LOVE IT.  These look amazing on the models but in addition it looks like there are several pieces that would work on lots of different body types.  I like that.

  • http://profiles.google.com/clumsy.chord k c

    I really like the red coat in the third row (though maybe not the bit across the bust – tough to say from that picture). It could be I just like it because it’s red and I love me some red. 

  • MilaXX

    What is with all the leather in these resort collections? Does no one remember how hot (and not in a good way) Salma looked in that leather dress at Cannes? It’s a mostly cute collection but some of the really literal pieces look corny to me. I straight out hate the yellow and black anchor dress.

    • Anonymous

      You took the words right out of my mouth.  Leather ≠ resort.  I kind of like the corny pieces, though.

      • MilaXX

        it’s not all the anchor pieces, just the big hoking ones; the yellow and black dress and the 2 blue and white outfits. They are just too much for me.

    • Anonymous

      Absolutely agree.  I don’t get it either.  I can’t imagine showing up at any of the reosrts I have been to in anything leather.  Unless they move IML to a resort.

  • Anonymous

    I like this a lot more than the previous resort collection you posted. It is fun and stylish, and I LOVE the prints. While i like the leather pieces, I really don’t see those as “resort.”

  • Anonymous

    I still don’t understand why designers insist on using leather in their resort collections.  Who wants leather anywhere near their skin when it’s 80+ degrees out?

    • Sabrina Sorich

      hey maybe people like going to resorts in Greenland?  I know I would.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RQEX4XP7FAST4YSO4EQHSQQ5D4 Beth Sharnel

    LOVE IT! There isn’t a single piece that I can’t imagine a correct scene for.  Some are more private than others, but overall, Bravo!

  • Anonymous

    I have to say it again – Leather?  Resort?  I simply don’t get it.  But I do like a lot of the other looks, especially that first floral dress.  Easy, breezy.

  • Anonymous

    LOVE much of it! What a departure from his gray/black palette of recent years. I really love the red trench and the last little red floral dress.

  • Anonymous

    The collection could be improved by removing every single anchor.  I love the red leather trench, but I wouldn’t wear it to a resort.  Overall a great collection!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3JSTXMWWVZN2QNP2UEKJMTWD7U Isabel

    The models’ legs are toooo skinny. These clothes bring out the skinny more.

  • Anonymous

    i LOVE the black two-piece. other than the clothes either look super uncomfortable… and the dresses look like they came from urban outfitters… (i love urban but not necessarily for ysl)

  • Lisa

    Oh, man, I LOVE IT!!!  I love it ALL, which is rare for me!  

  • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

    it’s okay–i most like the first one, the last one {which echoes the first one, only in hot pants & in blue}, the mini-coat & the tulip-hem coat. i actually do like those things, but my first & probably obvious observation was that the collection was not worthy of its namesake. damning w/ faint praise, i know.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily


  • kim i

    wow.  cute little rompers.  and THAT’S a comment i never thought i’d see myself type.

  • http://twitter.com/delysia_lafosse Delysia LaFosse

    I almost never say this, but I love this whole collection. It’s adorable and I’m really looking forward to seeing some of these pieces in editorials. I have to say though, the leather pieces are cute, but really? Leather for resort?

  • Sabrina Sorich

    i want everything.  i don’t care if it wouldn’t flatter me I WANT IT.

  • akprincess72

    The 2nd row of the threes, the all black shirt & pants on the far right?   THAT please!

  • Anonymous

    Hmm… I’d prefer some of the color Iman is sporting for a resort collection, but I do like this.

  • Anonymous

    Its really great to someone who can handle short short skirts and not make the wearer look like a street tart on the game, or a superannuated Lolita.  I love the collection overall, though the anchors are a trifle heavy handed at times.  i mean we get the reference without being clocked with a twenty ton anchor.

  • Lauen newman

    Oh, I love this line. Favorite resort collection so far. The nautical is super adorable.

  • Anonymous

    Holy Marc Jacobs, Batman!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    Quite like everything but the leather pieces.  

  • http://twitter.com/merrigator merrigator

    Totally agree:  fun and pretty.  Two big thumbs up, YSL!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1576973112 Patricia Groves Dobrowski

    Take out the most aggressive of the nautical references, and I’m sold.

  • Anonymous

    I canNOT adjust to the fact that resort does not mean warm weather frolics & relaxation to designers. I must re-iterate the feeling of disconnect between resort wear and leather.  I like the 40’s looks, think most of the larger & more exuberantly colorful nautical pieces are just waiting to go to an outlet mall in New Jersey.

  • Anonymous

    I really really love this.  Fun, flirty, and I love me a nautical theme!!

  • Anonymous

    Please oh please let someone knock off those black trousers with the brass buttons at a price point I might be able to afford before they qualify as vintage.