WHEN FASHION TALKS ABOUT MUSIC
The creative director of Saint Laurent Hedi Slimane is an eclectic figure.
After embarking on a career as a designer Slimane has not abandoned other passions such as photography. “The rock diary” is in fact the combination of music, photography and style immortalized together, in black and white of course. Natural and spontaneous images make Slimane’s photographic style recognizable among many others.
Pete Dorothy, Ariel Pink, Courtney Love, Merilyn Manson and the Franz Ferdinand are some of music icons photographed by the designer. The diary is available directly on his website.
Details of guitar chords and wires are combined with sweat, talent and style, telling the rock music world through an “outsider” view.
Pictures and portraits are transformed into visual art in the “noise” section of the website where Slimane collected what could be called his artistic mood board.
Indeed in “noise” several visual art works are shown for bands like “The drums” and “Disconcerts”. The photographic style of the designer outlines and emphasizes its artistic and creative profile. Even though Slimane is giving expression to several forms of art, the designer remains always coherent and uniform, leaving the last word exclusively to his refined creativity line.
The designer continues to live in California where he says he still finds that idea of community that represents and marks him.
For SS 15 Saint Laurent “Psych Rock” Slimane brings on the catwalk the rock revisited in an ultra chic way. He shot the campaign for the collection in Connecticut after finding faces that represent the collection via a street casting. The result? A mixture of style and natural “roughness” tipical of a very young age. It is a sort of innate recklessness that shines through the poses of “outsiders” models.
Enough eclectic to have a rock soul, Slimane is able to express himself in various forms of art completing his creativity expressiveness 100%.
Text by Luisa Pagani