With its official launch this week, Lion’esque Style is this week’s Watch-Out Wednesday startup! A cross between e-commerce and PR, Lion’esque Style is the place to go for emerging brands. Each week, Lion’esque Style features a new brand using original photos, videos, and editorials to share its story and give you a glimpse into its inspiration and design process.
During an interview with Third Wave Fashion, founder Melissa Gonzalez described what makes Lion’esque Style unique: “It’s not only about selling a product, it’s about growing their brand–and that separates us from the others.” The brands Lion’esque Style features are fashion-forward and innovative—it’s a great place for the fashion-conscious individual to find a piece that is going to make her stand out.
Recently, I went to the opening of Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective at the Denver Art Museum. YSL is quite the fashion icon, and you would have to be in order to have an entire international exhibit devoted solely to your contributions to the fashion world.
Starting with Dior in 1958, and then creating his own collection in 1962, YSL revolutionized women’s fashions & is one of the first designers to liberate them. He designed women’s suits and safari jackets, allowing them to dress and act freer. YSL was famously known for his “le smoking” tuxedo jacket and there’s an entire room in the exhibit featuring hundreds of his innovative “tuxedo” styles.
He pushed boundaries even further when he posed nude in 1971 for his own fragrance line—causing quite the stir in the early 70s. His clothes were worn by some of the most famous women in the world like Catherine Deneuve, Nam Kempner, and Betty Catroux.
Even after his death, YSL is undoubtedly one of the greatest fashion icons to ever have lived and his legacy will live on for fashion centuries to come.