It’s been five years since Anthony Vaccarello replaced Hedi Slimane as Creative Director at Saint Laurent, and while Vaccarello has not been quick to reinvent the wheel at the French fashion House, in recent seasons we’ve finally seen him stray a little bit from the brand’s typically logo-heavy assortments. In the last couple of years, he’s moved away from the iconic YSL logo in favor of designs that are a bit cleaner and more paired down in design like the Le Maillon and the Le Carre. For seasons, critics argued that Saint Laurent’s assortment was too logo heavy and that the designs are all too similar but now it seems that Vaccarello has found his groove, offering up consumers a little but of everything. We’ve finally begun to see cleaner shapes and silhouettes sit alongside new versions of Saint Laurent’s classic logo bags and today we’re here to talk about the latter.
If you’re looking for an of the moment shape that screams Saint Laurent than this season’s new Le 5 à 7 Hobo is the one for you. We know that this shape isn’t going anywhere this year, and the Le 5 à 7 is begging us to give it a second look. The design itself is simple and clean. The perfect cross between a hobo and a 1990s-esque baguette shape, there’s a place for this bag in any Saint Laurent lover’s closet. It’s the ideal mix of classic yet trendy and while the design is not ground breaking by any means, Vaccarello is known for giving consumers what they want, with his designs carrying over from season to season, like the Loulou and the Niki.
In the age of puffy, pillowy flap bags it’s nice to see a bag that’s cleaner and a bit more sleek in the Saint Laurent line up and that’s exactly what Vaccarello has given us with the Le 5 À 7. The petite purse is crafted from soft and supple calfskin leather and finished with a tab closure with a YSL hardware hook that’s made of bronze toned hardware. The interior is also lined in leather which is a nice touch for a bag that’s below the $2K mark. The bag is meant to be worn daintily over the shoulder with the adjustable shoulder strap and inside there is also one interior zipped pocket. Overall dimensions are 6.25″ L x 9″W x 2.5″D.