I attended the YSL press day yesterday, to see the new SS12 collection up close. I didn't take too many photos of the clothes, but the colour-pallette was beautifully constructed of mint greens, dusty peach, white, navy and black. Metallic finishes gave the strong fabrics a glinting, solid finish. I especially loved how the golden toe caps on the shoes made the mary-jane style shape a bit more 'battlesome' - not so pretty and sweet. These details are also a lean towards the fetishism, mixed with the straps to wrap tightly around the ankle - but it was done in a subtle way due to the pastel colours. Some of the heels had insanely high platforms though which could look a bit tacky due to the shape, but made with such elegant fabrics and paired with the tailored blazers Stefano Pilati had nothing to worry about.
Little details which caught me eye were: the scalloped finish to one stunning white thick skirt, with little crochet style detailing, signature petal shaped sleeves on a green silk blouse, and a metallic stitching detail trimming the cuff of a jacket sleeve - where the jacket fabric reminded me of my aunts white embossed table cloth and napkin set!