Saint Laurent Exclusive Issue 13

3 November 2017


Generation Z is the most open and fluid generation so far - it doesn’t try to fit in, because what is there to adapt to precisely? ‘Continuum theory’ in psychology states that normal is intricate to define, seeing as there is no clear-cut distinction between the normal and the pathologised. It's not as simple as two categories. For our limited edition third cover, a Saint Laurent exclusive, Editor-in-Chief Cecilie Harris captures Gen Zs Jordy Gerritsma, Freek Mol and Daniel Moritz at IMG Models, as fashion editor David Nolan dresses them in full AW17 Saint Laurent attire designed by Anthony Vaccarello.

In the traditional black-and-white Boys by Girls fashion, these contemporary boys come alive, because, no subject is solely black and white, and people - we are the most colourful. The two tones diffuse your mind and dampen the noise, and allow you to take in their idiosyncrasies and personal interpretations of masculinity. They’ve got their whole future ahead of them, and although that might appear daunting at times, they exert their lives to ponder the moment and relish what they have presently: friendship. Love and friendship are like two peas in a pod. They’re synonymous with each other, not officially in the dictionary, but these boys cement this thought through their strong comradeship.

“The Z boys” is a cinematic narrative, which catches the boys in motion - being, feeling, believing and connecting. Now, it's tricky to attain peace of mind in an age of technology and information, today is professedly about being in constant connectivity with the world around, but are you in fact able to freeze time and be? Are you capable of looking up from your smartphone and engage with the person right in front of you? In these moments, Jordy, Freek and Daniel are.

For more of 'The Z Boys', beyond the few teasers below, take in the full 16-page cover editorial by Cecilie Harris with fashion by David Nolan. Our brand new Autumn Winter 2017 issue ‘Tales of a new Generation’ is available to buy online and in stores now.

Saint Laurent
Saint Laurent2
Saint Laurent4
Saint Laurent5
Saint Laurent6
Saint Laurent72
Follow us on Instagram @boysbygirls
View View View @nickhargrove and Hedvig connect over moody European roots (we blame the weather!), humans' innate longing for belonging, and Nick's journey... View @nickhargrove on feeling connectedSee link in bio for the full feature.Interview @hedvigwerner
View Gigi captures ‘Charmed’ star @nickhargrove in a new exclusive feature. See link in bio for the full feature. Photography @ggphotographyofficial... View Turn down the TV so it doesn’t clash with the sounds of bodies in sync. All in, don’t hold anything... View Soft cotton bedsheets smooth and caress weary limbs. Come rain or shine, the airy fabrics welcome their tenant home. ... View Lucy found Tom and Francesc to be incredibly comfortable both in front of each other and the camera while being... View Ecstasy from dusk to dawn when in each other’s company. Pure elation arising from the simplicity of fingers running down... View This series was inspired around Lucy being in love herself and the overwhelming feelings of falling in love. She wanted... View Engulfed in each other, problems and politics blur into background noise of a soundtrack delightfully ignored. . . Photography by... View A bed fit for kings hosts the sincerest intimacies. Eye to eye. Chest to chest. Lips to lips. Honesties slip... View Between veins and nails lie the beauty of the details. Mental notes remember the way they reach out, how they... View This week’s exclusive Instagram editorial is ‘The Touch’ by Lucy Jarvis. Lucy photographs her close friend Tom and his partner... View The threads they’re clad in too - styled by Sara Grižon - holding the human, keeping it safe, showing us... View Doesn’t it make the air lighter, to see how easy they breathe together? Same lungs, same heart, same blood -... View We can watch the Slovenian @zavbibrothers cultivate this forest with their memories, scattering their present onto the overgrown paths. We... View Motion and stasis, the undergrowth and the sky - a sense of balance meted out to brighten life’s lessons. Even... View Boyhood is a kingdom of sticks huddled in leafmould, defying autumn. See link in bio for the full feature. Talent... View Veronika Malačič captures Slovenian brothers and musicians, @zavbibrothers in a series of black and white frames, accompanied along with a...