Identity is Hedi Slimane's magic that spins those little black and red tulle dresses into covetable scores for the right audience. While other designers pay homage to their inspiration, Slimane recreates his.
For FW15, what seemed like modern representations of Courtney Love and Joan Jett in their heyday strode out to the oomph and crank of The Feline's Pretty Boy, every bit the punk rockers on acid they were intended to be. It was all in the details: Overdrawn inky liner hinted at the previous day's smudged kohl concealed, and ripped fishnets a glimpse of yesternight's sins. As for the clothes, the notion of a discarded prom dress and leopard overcoat tucked in the corner of a vintage shop was brought to life by way of goatskin and silk.
While our rock 'n' roll alter egos are still clamouring for a piece of Slimane's riotous era, we revisit Saint Laurent's FW15 womenswear collection as captured by Lea Colombo.