As a new decade dawned and the 1980s began, the new romantics showcased alternative futurism and modernism with distinctive clothing and theatrical hair and makeup; a movement that was part of a broader reimagining of conventional ideas about gender and identity. For the Saint Laurent Spring/Summer ‘22 menswear collection, artistic director Anthony Vaccarello presents a billet-doux to this fanatical era in culture.
The result? Neo-chaos as declarations for menswear’s future so irreverently contemporary that has rendered everything we saw previously irrelevant. Its inescapable accompaniment signals the same revolts, as requisite accessories complete the final looks of menswear’s latest transfiguration.
Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello Romantic leather richelieu oxford shoes
Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello Rive Gauche Cabas leather and cotton tote bag
Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello Le Rafia rayon knitted shoulder bag, wood and brass skate keyring
Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello Le Monogramme canvas and leather crossbody pouch
Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello Stan patent leather monkstrap shoes
Photography: Daryl Tan; Styling: Tok Wei Lun
This story first appeared in the March 2022 issue of Men’s Folio Malaysia.