Hard and fast-paced glamour.
The opening of the show – a hypnotic neon light installation that moved and transformed into graphic shapes above the runway. Somewhat reminiscent of a Dan Flavin installation, but moving in triple the time.
Thumping fast-pasted beats written and performed by Liars, remixed by Angus Andrew in LA earlier this month.
Edie Campbell opened the show in a metallic mini-dress, later joined by Sam Rollinson, Maria Loks and Julia Nobis – with the addition of a few street cast girls, whom we can almost presume are also musicians.
Last season’s cali-grunge silhouettes had been replaced with sharp tailoring, a skill that had become to intrinsic to Slimane approach.
Stand out look:
Sam Rollinson in a black evening dress, complete with a large sculptural tulle appliqué casually hanging off one shoulder.
Every season, Slimane fills a black book with the work of artists. This season it contained the monochrome images of artist Guy De Cointet.
The collection paid homage to the house’s archive, one look referencing the 1971 ‘Vichy Chic’ collection of Yves Saint Laurent – oh, and much like menswear this felt like a continuation of Slimane’s love affair with the ever androgynous icon Bowie.
How it was worn:
The classic Le Smoking was worn with a large metallic choker and Slimane’s signature skinny silhouettes.
Models: Edie Campbell (@ebcampbell), Lida Fox, Natalie Westling, Helena Severin (@helenaseverin), Julia Nobis, Nastya Sten (@Kusakina_Nastya), Doug, Maria Loks, Grace Hartzel (@graciehartzel), Binx Walton (@waltonleona), Hanne Gaby (@hannegabysays), Laura O’Grady (@lauraogrady94), Juliette Fazekas (@juliettefazekas), Sam Rollinson (@samrollinson), Linn Arvidsson (@linnarvidson), Meghan Collison (@meghancollison), Anmari Botha, Sarah Engelland (@sarahengelland), Rachel MacKnight (@livelyrachel), Lily McMenamy, Zlata Mangafic (@zlatamangafic)
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