SAINT LAURENT: MENSWEAR SS22
To Venice, and through Doug Aitken’s installation Green Lens, the Saint Laurent squad swaggered in menswear Spring Summer 2022. A futuristic setting for clothes that celebrate moments from the past. Best of both worlds at Anthony Vaccarello’s Saint Laurent. The art installation strived to harmonise the future with our natural environment. Balance. “Saint Laurent’s cult iconography always combined creative disciplines across art and fashion,” says Vaccarello. “Through those collaborations I want to merge different fields’ artistic visions in a unique artwork.” We like Doug Aitken’s vision and are eagerly awaiting the MCA retrospective of his work that opens here in Sydney in September.
With this collection Vaccarello turned to the womenswear archives, reworking Le Smoking for 2021 and going deep into the ‘70s to bring back jacquard blouses, suspenders and cropped jackets. Big belts buckled up super low-waisted jet black jeans and capes billowed theatrically with flashes of electric purple and royal blue amongst lace and red velvet. The electronic sounds of Fernando Olaya’s Stereophonik oscillated Aitken’s installation, and the boys/men walked on water, into the future.