YSL and Atelier have teamed up again to offer similar styles to the first capsule collection they debuted last year. Obvious success from the first project has dictated a similar aesthetic prone to long proportions, cinched waists and uniformed blacks.
With fabrics switching between fine cashmere, wool, and nylon/silk, it is unnecessary to denote a season to these classic shapes and textures that arrive in store for the pre-Autumn delivery. The creatives of Atelier are honoring their customer with a celebration of their influence in menswear by offering a great line of luxurious basics. While its not a huge departure from the past, it is more interesting then the YSL mainline for Autumn/Winter 2011.
Read and see more of the forthcoming YSL for Atelier collection after the click.
Atelier is, to some, the foremost authority on all things relevant to avant-garde menswear. They are one of the few stores that promote a lifestyle with tastefuly curates oddities worn by only the most confident consumers. The first time they teamed up with YSL for a collection, specifically designed for their customers by Stefan Pilati, the world shook.
This time it is just a subtle quake. I find the collection to be little more then a re-issue of the previous offerings. While this is more then adequate for a capsule collection, some say that Atelier is taming their ways and reshaping their men to be less adventurous. They offer the same cashmere jumpsuit, similar pin closure cardigan, familiar zip-thru cape and identical shrunken tuxedo jacket.
Nevertheless, the pieces are still excellent, the shapes can be even considered classic in a store where you feel odd for not owning two or three man-skirts. So if you missed out on the first run of YSL x Atelier you can find it in there store now. If you were eagerly awaiting new concepts shop the first and only Haider Ackermann men’s collection (also at Atelier).