There is nothing more poetic than showing your collection the during sunset on one of the island of Venice as Isola della Certosa. This was the vision of the Creative Director of Saint Laurent for Men’s SS22, Anthony Vaccarello, who decided to take over the rural lagoon landscape as the location of his show, paired with the art piece called Green Lens by the artist Doug Aitken, created in honor of the event, that would be also open to the public until the end of July. The installation creates a warm kaleidoscope game of light and it celebrates the melancholic 80’s mood offered by the designer and mix the androgynous brand identity with the decance of Venice.
The key pieces that can fully describe the collection are are the endless long shirt capes, the deep V neck waistcoat worn within anything underfeed, and black shirt lace that deletes difference between any sex.
Gender fluidity is underlined as usual by Vaccarello within the reinterpretation of archive bolero pieces, heavy female makeup, high grunge heels, and trendy mullet.
Saint Laurent’s cult iconography always combined creative disciplines across art and fashion. Through those collaborations, I want to merge different fields’ artistic visions in a unique artwork.