Yves Saint Laurent Resort 2012 (1)

With head designer Stefano Pilati’s relationship with Yves Saint Laurent bigwigs rumored to be growing ever more tense, it’s always interesting to see what Pilati will turn out when it’s time for a new collection. I was lukewarm on his work for Fall 2011, but Yves Saint Laurent Resort 2012 is a whole different story. Not only were the nautical-chic clothes absolutely lust-worthy, but the bags and shoes, which are most brands’ chief moneymakers, will likely retail very well.

The bag that I’m most excited about is the Yves Saint Laurent Chyc Cabas, which you can see in one of its iterations above. The roomy tote has both functional and aesthetic appeal, and the frayed red straw accented with white leather and gold hardware makes me want to leave my apartment and make friends with someone who owns a boat. This collection will hit stores right around my birthday. Hint hint.

Photos via WWD

  • edoardo

    I love the first red bag with the Y, it’s so so chic and very very cool!
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  • minku

    Ooh, that’s something different! Love it and can imagine owning it.

  • Deborah

    Love the blue and red leather handbag! So classic and stylish!

  • mochababe73

    I love the bag on the front page and the Roady. Forget about seasons because I would wear this year ’round.

  • 19yearslater

    This is actually really cool. The nautical is there, but so is classic style.

  • MizzJ

    Agreed, the feature bag is so cute! I like how it’s got a nautical feel, without being overly done with anchors and the tired navy/white stripe combo everyone associates with nautical. Ugh, if I see one more “nautical” post with that motif, I think I might be seasick.

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  • Chels K

    This collection really works, especially the chyc cabas, clean lines and just the right details to make the bags stand out.

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  • Devora

    Love the red bag would buy this cause I can’t have the red birkin I want