YSL creative director Stefano Pilati has been rumored to be getting the boot at the legendary fashion house for years now, and the latest rumor is that he will be replaced by Jil Sander designer Raf Simons, but the Yves Saint Laurent Spring 2012 collection demonstrated Pilati's confidence at the brand.
The iconic fashion house would be wise to keep Pilati at the reigns of the company, and this collection is a perfect example of why that is. First of all, the footwear temporarily stole the show at the Yves Saint Laurent Spring 2012 collection. Bold, chunky loafers were given a modern edge with gold buckling, and they will surely be seen on the feet of the world's most influential fashionistas and editors in no time.
The Yves Saint Laurent Spring 2012 collection also boasted the classic silhouettes that YSL is known for, but in jewel-toned shades that reflect both the season as well as a wide consumer need for bold, feminine clothing.
If it was up to me, Stefano Pilati would not be going anywhere. The Yves Saint Laurent Spring 2012 collection perfectly showcases his knack for producing sophisticated, lust-worthy clothes like no one else in the industry.