Saint Laurent / Amelia Rose Akerhielm
Former creative director Hedi Slimane’s muses are one of a kind. They love music, know a good party and are virtually inseparable (think Julia Cumming, Lida Fox and Grace Hartzel, who have gone from being fresh faces to superstar models). This Spring/Summer ’16, the designer’s cool-girl squad enlists new names Amelia Rose Akerhielm and Staz Lindes, who share their It list exclusively with L’Officiel Singapore.
Favorite music band
Your meeting with Hedi Slimane in three words
“‘Word bank insufficient’!”
Your favourite book
“Diary by Chuck Palahniuk, or maybe Brave New World, or The Archaic Revival by Terence McKenna. My favourites change every day.”
Your favorite number
Your favorite artists
“Mark Ryden, Lori Early, Alex Gross and Matt Dangler.”
How did you get discovered?
“I was scouted by Mary and Jeff Clarke of Mother Model Management while photographing matching groups of blonde girls and women in neon pink.”
Was the Saint Laurent Spring/Summer ’16 show your first one? How was it?
“Yes, and it was an amazing experience. Though my flight was delayed and I hadn’t slept for a day, arriving in Paris and being at the Grand Palais seemed like a dream.”
Are there any models in the industry you look up to?
“Dita Von Teese – she’s lovely.”
What are your plans for the future?
“I have many vague plans but nothing definite; the future is blurry but colors leak through. I’d like to further my art career and do more live painting, learn to animate, act, write music, refine my poetry and own a chameleon.”
Describe your personal style
“Eclectic. I don’t value pieces based on their age or price, but for their history and the feelings they evoke.”