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PARIS MEN’S FASHION WEEK: SAINT LAURENT AW13

Saint Laurent drew the curtain on Paris men’s fashion week, with Hedi Slimane sending out a collection of boys in the band.

Saint Laurent AW13 (Image: Harry Carr)

Don’t ever accuse Hedi Slimane of not having a type. As he showed in this Saint Laurent collection, the Hedi boy is alive and well: all gangly limbs, hollowed cheeks and boyish faces, just like we remembered them from Dior Homme. Except this time, Slimane’s replaced These New Puritans and The Rakes with boys from Swim Deep and Halls.

Also on full display is the aesthetic that Slimane honed while at Dior Homme, a sexy, roughed-up and rock’n’roll perspective on the world. Put it this way: the Saint Laurent boy would rather play pool in a Seattle dive bar than sip cocktails at Le Baron. In translation, that meant distressed trousers, shearling duffel coats and enough ripped, baggy knitwear to light up any Nirvana fan’s eyes. With this collection, Saint Laurent is repositioning itself as an infinitely buyable and accessible arbiter of cool youth – and since Slimane has previous form in this area, it might just work.

Saint Laurent AW13 (Image: Harry Carr)

Saint Laurent AW13 (Image: Harry Carr)

Saint Laurent AW13 (Image: Harry Carr)

Saint Laurent AW13 (Image: Harry Carr)

Saint Laurent AW13 (Image: Harry Carr)

Saint Laurent AW13 (Image: Harry Carr)

Saint Laurent AW13 (Image: Harry Carr)

Saint Laurent AW13 (Image: Harry Carr)

Saint Laurent AW13 (Image: Harry Carr)

Words: Zing Tsjeng
Images: Harry Carr

 

PARIS MEN’S FASHION WEEK: SAINT LAURENT AW13

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