Once thought avenue George V in the process of chaining sleepless nights for its first presentation Yves Saint Laurent, it seems Hedi Slimane has finally preferred the tranquility of his fief California from the bustle of the capital.
Determined not to be devoured by the media-pressure Paris, Hedi Slimane seems to have raised a number of prerequisites to taking office at Yves Saint Laurent. Like Phoebe Philo (who won the design studio implements Celine in London at a reasonable distance from home), Hedi Slimane has indeed also chose to place personal and professional lives on the same plan equality.
Expected in June, his first cruise collection will be presented as well as a handful of buyers, in order to allow time to take its brands and to preserve any criticism of the press. It is also not in Paris, but Los Angeles – his home for many years – as to who was responsible for the advent of slim think and design the new wardrobe of women Yves Saint Lawrence.
Remains whether these thousands of kilometers between workshops and design studio will not create an unfortunate gap between the vision of Hedi Slimane and his final execution. Unless this distance allows him to develop the inverse image of the completely new wardrobe YSL, where energy and youthful LA street take precedence over that – a bit outdated – the archives of the Parisian label.
More than ever attached to his lifestyle discrete Hedi Slimane seems today prefer preservation overexposure. Choice in perfect harmony with the trend low profile at the moment, which seems to be far more inclined chance to his followers (Phoebe Philo at Celine, Raf Simons at Jil Sander, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim for Kenzo).