January 13th, 2015 | Janelle
Hedi Slimane‘s vision for Saint Laurent Paris has always leaned towards an exploration of youth culture and the designer / photographer’s latest campaign for the venerable brand hammers home those ideas with stripped down images of lanky beauties with carefree attitudes. Led by show opener Kiki Willems, Slimane’s lineup of chic yet undone kids looks rawer than usual. Gone are the stylized black and white shots of previous seasons and in their place is a gritty series of images straight out of rock n’roll. With Marjan Jonkman and a tattooed guitarist James (who Slimane street casted himself) rounding out the lineup, Slimane creates an appealing realism that lends his luxurious clothes a grunge sensibility.
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