Announced the departure several times, finally leaving Stefano Pilati of Yves Saint Laurent after the next fashion week in Paris. It then leave the place not to Raf Simons (as was hinted Suzy Menkes), but that all dream of seeing tackle female wardrobe since his time at Dior Homme: Hedi Slimane.
If his name is frequently mentioned when it comes to guessing who will succeed particular creator Hedi Slimane remains no less a personage as discreet independent, who did not hesitate to distance several years with the euphoria fashion.
After shining at YSL Men’s androgynous then imposed his vision of masculine elegance Dior, who learned to sew at her mother’s side and forsook the fashion schools in favor of an arts curriculum – + hypokhâgne Ecole du Louvre – withdrew indeed pure fashion to devote himself fully to his first passion is photography.
Since May 2006, the young man and his inspirations materialize – new crops, urban youth, the rock scene – in the form of black and white photographs with intense aesthetic, where shadows and light are perfectly a About intimate. Indeed difficult to detach the eyes of a portrait of Pete Doherty and Robert De Niro photographed by Hedi Slimane.
Yes but now, in spite of linking exhibitions, exciting projects and critically acclaimed books, the author of Anthology of a Decade seems to have recently decided to revive creating ready-to-wear.
Next season, he will have a mission to breathe new life into the house Yves Saint Laurent a mission no doubt that the scope of who initiated the reign of slim and narrow which made Dior dress a commodity sought by ultra the elegant looking for divine looks sharp.
We can therefore envision a future YSL collection, where Hedi Slimane condense the themes that are dear to him, between youthful energy, power rock, classical references, visual impact, vulnerability and adolescent realism (indeed he considers that there not true that fashion is adopted by the street). Be offered to the fashion landscape a salutary shock.