When Hedi Slimane threw flannel shirts over couture during his AW13 show, he pushed womenswear into unknown territories and ignited a new, and much needed, dialogue with youth culture.
Today as we premiere his first film for Saint Laurent, which focuses on the new Ballerina line, he once again re-contextualises the history of the house and imbues it with a new energy. Against a haunting ‘Trick or Treat’ soundtrack, composed and performed by LA-based Clementine Creevy from Cherry Glazeer, model Lida Fox – who also walked in the AW13 show and is considered one of the "mannequin cabine" from the house Yves Saint Laurent – is captured in motion wearing Slimane’s newly designed classic ballerina shoe.
For Slimane it is all about context. A classic ballerina worn with leather and flannel ignites a new dialogue completely. Press play, put it in motion; in black and white, Cali grunge becomes timeless.