Yves Saint Laurent - Hedi Slimane To Debut First Ysl Collection To Buyers Only
Hedi Slimane will debut his first YSL collection to buyers only, with members of the public having to wait until September to see the launch of his womenswear spring/summer 2013 range at Paris Fashion Week.
Hedi Slimane will debut his first Yves Saint Laurent collection to buyers only.
The French designer - who was named as the French fashion house's new creative director in March, replacing Stefano Pilati - has invited buyers to see his spring menswear and women's cruise collections in late June/early July.
However, the public will have to wait until September for the launch of his womenswear spring/summer 2013 range at a catwalk show during Paris Fashion Week.
Paul Deneve, chief executive officers of Yves Saint Laurent, recently said Hedi's appointment is the start of a ''promising new chapter'' in the history of the company, but Pierre Berge, a former partner of YSL, has warned the designer has his work cut out at the fashion house.
He explained: ''It's a great problem, very complicated, to recreate the work of a genius. Like trying to rewrite Faulkner. To put your stamp on the name of Yves Saint Laurent requires someone who has talent, conviction, rigor, a demanding nature and a great sense of colour.''
While recognising Hedi faces a massive challenge, Pierre believes the designer can ''preserve the genius'' of the company.
He added: ''He is a man of talent who can preserve the genius and legacy of Yves Saint Laurent.''