Hedi Slimane's inaugural menswear show for Saint Laurent brought the thrill of unique casting to the AW13 season, as musicians and the specially scouted pounded the runway to one-man-band Ty Segall's blaring soundtrack.
Egyptian Hip Hop, Swim Deep, Theme Park, Coastal Cities, Bos Angeles, Halls, Sobo and Burger Records' brilliant The Garden (singer/twin Wyatt Shears opened the show) strutted the pavement-look runway. As the boys darted past urgently, that subliminal motif was underscored – think of the fleeting moment when you see someone with great style in the street: as quickly as they appear, they're gone.
All part of the philosophy that this catwalk segues into everyday performance, a lemniscate without beginning or end, we called Londoner Jonny – look 18 in the running order – to show off the House's signature accessories.
Photography Oliver Hadlee Pearch
Styling Elizabeth Fraser-Bell
Styling assistance Frances Knee
Location The Hawley Arms, Camden