Back in June, to the sound of LA band Mystic Braves, Hedi Slimane sent out a Saint Laurent menswear collection set to transcend the runway and join fashion folklore. Models – many from the designer’s motley gang of musicians and actors – looked like the teenage rebels of the summer of love, skipping school to head out to a festival in the desert. They wore layers of necklaces and bangles, shirts (some embroidered or hung with tassels) half unbuttoned, and blankets draped like ponchos over the shoulders, while in a move that recalled his first menswear show for the house, a group of girls joined them on the runway, sporting paisley prints and velvet waistcoats. Seen here in a series of images shot by Slimane this summer in Connecticut, the street-cast boys (along with models Harleth Kuusik at Storm and Madison Louise Stubbington at IMG), look like they’ve stopped off on a cross-country trip to explore the world beyond the roadsides.
Look through the gallery above and see the full set of images on ysl.com.