Earlier in the year, during peak global coronavirus takeover, Saint Laurent announced its exit from the traditional fashion calendar for 2020. This decision resulted in the creation of alternate ways to present collections.
The Saint Laurent Men’s Spring Summer 21 Project unveils a high speed, high intensity short film directed by Nathalie Canguilhem and titled No matter how long the night is. Leaps, bounds, jumps, twists, turns and lots of power running envelop the 6-minute short, with an accelerating and invigorating soundtrack by SebAstian.
We are transported over the skies, cities and architectures of Paris, New York and Beijing. The incredible choreography shows YSL boys breaking through glass ceilings, crossing the Brooklyn bridge and leaping over high-rise buildings before climbing the sparkling Eiffel Tower, turning it into an epic runway scene.
The collection itself boasts all the Saint Laurent signature classics. Slimline and sleek tailoring form two-piece lightweight suits, floral printed party shirts to layer and wear on repeat, textured applique blazers that make you want to reach out and touch, leafy bomber jackets ready for a tropical holiday (we wish) and jean cut-offs and tailored shorts.
The accessories take form in the way of dreamy rope sandals, woven metallic and coloured loafers, classic leather belts, straw summer hats, plenty of chain, leather and woven necklaces and bracelets to layer and layer (more is more in this case). It’s the sleek rocker summer holiday aesthetic to dream of as the Australian shores move into the spring season.
A blending of different worlds, creating a dialogue between imagination and reality. You can watch No matter how long the night is here.