For a while now I have been totally obsessed with the work of Hedi Slimane this shy like french lad who is a menswear designer and a raw-ist when it comes to photography among other things just does it for me his collections for Dior Homme are the reason Rock n Roll looks so god damn fine today.
Hedi possess a true mod aesthetic mixed with 1980′s punk/ska, teaming up tight fitting dinner jackets with thin suspenders, checkered shirts, pork pie hats, and lean tailored black pants or skinny jeans. You really only need to look at the coolest British bands of today to see what I’m talkin bout. Well, not just the British, I just have a big soft spot for them.
The whole look is not at all new it has just been refined in such a sexy, youthful, fresh way that, well, makes me go all ga ga over his images of boys draped in black, tight jeans, brogues and A-symmetric haircuts .
Thanks to Slimane’s muse Pete Doherty of who he once photographed elegantly wasted and then turned that silhouette into a spring 06 collection for Dior Homme. So, Yay for Pete and his dirty drug habit!!! Karl Lagerfeld shed 90 pounds to squeeze his godfather like arse into Hedi’s clothes and hasn’t looked back.
His photography is largely black and white and captures intimacy at it’s rawest from the youth of today to the rockers of tomorrow. ahhhh not a smile in sight.
anyway I’m in love and what a great way to keep our boys trim and taught so we can encourage them to dress Hedi Slimane-ish.
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So who’s rockin your world at the moment?