Saint Laurent traveled to Venice, Italy, to present its spring-summer 2022 men’s collection. While there, the brand’s creative director, Anthony Vaccarello, unveiled a large-scale installation by American artist Doug Aitken. Entitled “Green Lens,” the work offers a balance between natural and artificial worlds.
“Saint Laurent’s cult iconography always combined creative disciplines across art and fashion,” says Vaccarello. “Through those collaborations, I want to merge different fields’ artistic visions in a unique artwork.”
Aitken’s “Green Lens” captures the spirit of creativity, much like Saint Laurent’s bohemian man. Perfectly describing his new installation, Aitkens explains, “It’s like a lighthouse, that one can journey to and have a very personal experience, while it also transmits light, ideas and questions.”
For Saint Laurent, spring’s narrative revolves around sentiments of the eighties. Nostalgia for the period effortlessly meshes with the French brand’s rebellious and androgynous aesthetic. Eighties-inspired shapes see relaxed lines delivered in a black, gothic flair.