Saint Laurent SS20 Menswear is Glam Rock Meets Resort

Saint Laurent SS20 Menswear is Glam Rock Meets Resort

Saint Laurent's Spring 2020 Menswear collection combined classic men's tailoring and resort silhouettes, creating a Mick Jagger-inspired romp through androgyny.

Saint Laurent's Spring 2020 Menswear collection combined classic men's tailoring and resort silhouettes, creating a Mick Jagger-inspired romp through androgyny.

Text: Erin McDowell

Saint Laurent Spring 2020 marked a turning point for the fashion house, as it turned away from quintessential New York style towards cities further afield. For his second Spring/Summer Menswear show, Anthony Vaccarello explains he drew inspiration from rock icon Mick Jagger and archival pieces. The creative director also called upon references from Marrakech, Morocco circa the 1970s, reimagined as a modern-day Los Angeles.

“You come to LA for vacation,” Vaccarello said in a press statement, “and you can disconnect from the rest of the world.” Disconnect, show attendees did as an army of open-shirted, rhinestoned models marched down the runway in signature Saint Laurent style.

The collection can only be described as a bohemian romp through androgyny. The fashion house seamlessly melds classic nighttime elements with silhouettes that appear at home in a resort collection. In classic Saint Laurent fashion, much of the collection stuck to a monochrome black-and-white palette. However, pops of denim, sheer detailing, and khaki elevated the mood.

A modern Saint Laurent menswear collection wouldn't seem right without suits. In this regard, Vaccarello delivers. All-white suits and red rhinestoned dress pants brought glam rock to the runway. Meanwhile, metallic harem pants delivered Vaccarello's Moroccan inspiration. Upon first glance, it is immediately apparent that Saint Laurent Spring 2020 doesn't prescribe to a single gender. Rather, these party-ready pieces were made for anyone who can truly rock them.

Credits: Images via Vogue Runway

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