Ludovic De Saint Sernin – Fall / Winter 2018

Think of one of Dali’s melting clocks on the shoulder of a sophomore quintessentially embodying the ideal of Apollonian beauty portrayed in Robert Mapplethorpe‘s soft homoerotic pictures. Try to imagine the clothes he can possibly wear: Ludovic De Saint Sernin provides concrete material to your fantasies. The 26-years old French designer has no restraints in stepping out of his comfort zone to design daring garments that celebrate a new emancipation of the male body from its stereotypes. In a time in which the concept of ‘power dressing‘ feels obsolete and unisex clothing became the usual, Ludovic, like many others, explores genderless fashion with kinky subversiveness, but what makes his creations stand out it’s a certain subtle elegance and erotic softness. For his second collection, the designer recuperated Hérmes seconds and turned into leather trenches, used japanese ceramic discs adjoined by metallic rings to create Paco Rabanne-esque jumpsuits and explored the theme of Surrealism through blue corduroy suits that reveal collared undergarments, extra long pants made of fringed scarves and curious egg holders in ceramic placed on the models shoulders, inspired by Dali’s “The Persistence of Memory”. The outfits push the male gaze upon the body way beyond its borders, tackling sexuality in an open yet tasteful way, imbued with a sense of gentle intimacy.

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  • Ludovic De Saint Sernin – Fall / Winter 2018

    Article by
    Cecilia Musmeci

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    Cecilia Musmeci
    Ludovic de Saint Sernin

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    Ludovic De Saint Sernin