Saint Laurent Catwalk Fashion Show Paris Menswear SS2013
Hedi Slimane’s second menswear-collection for Saint Laurent was an ode to an imaginary band of beanpole Teddy Boys. Hair slicked back into ducktails, tight pants hitched to the navel.
Lots of people might criticize the collection, but there was some good design: an army green cotton parka cut like a tailcoat, a patchwork leather jacket in a racing-flag pattern, minimalist waistcoats that were little more than vest points on a harness. There was also a variety of youthful jackets, a play on formal-wear and the Fifties varsity jackets in gleaming satin with crystal embroideries on the back. But you’ll have to be a skinny boy to wear it. And young, and rich. But we’ll find plent details and rip offs of this collection back in the stores next year.