At Paris Fashion Week, the designer tells Document about his latest collection, where a seductive holiday fantasy finds form

There are three foundational pillars to Ludovic de Saint Sernin’s Spring/Summer 2024 collection: “lust and summer and desire.” In dusty rose, olive, cerulean, and taupe tones, all dotted with crystals, the designer bridged elegance with edge, offering a wardrobe suitable for the fantasies of a seductive holiday: mermaid skirts with leather busts, lace-up briefs, and glimmering mesh monogrammed totes.

The collection was coupled with sculptural cuffs, chokers, and knuckle rings, designed in collaboration with Vagujhelyi. Molded from clay and cast in white brass, the jewelry renders restriction and autonomy synonymous; the act of surrender, positioned as an erotic choice.

The designs of de Saint Sernin are confident and fluid at once. “This collection, I feel, is the quintessential LdSS universe,” he mused post-show. “It represents ideas of beauty, sensuality, love, and freedom, and the message to dare to be yourself.”

Here, de Saint Sernin offers Document a look inside the show.