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This image was haunting the Fashion sphere for at least 2 months, “Fashion” critics and “journalists” enjoyed that moment as they could write roughly everything they wanted about Slimane because he did not follow the line, he crossed it. We were used to see each new DA to follow the line of the house with a touch of creativity from their own hand, but no, Slimane put his whole soul in the new collections of Yves Saint Laurent, starting by re-naming the house to Saint Laurent Paris. The way of using the new name properly is still a bit vague so we will be careful about that.
The first collection he did, was inspired from an old collection by YSL in the last 40 years, some fashion critics (yes apparently it is a job but qualifications for that job still gloomy) just wrote how bad Slimane was, no-skill, no-creativity, no-alotofthing. I am not going to link to any post on the internet  but if you have a look on BoF (for example) you will find them, I don’t want the author to ask me to remove the truth about their mistakes. So maybe yes, he was inspired by this collection and what? Even if he is not my favourite designer, you can easily see that some collection from others are sometimes inspired from another collection or from the same inspirations (a bit tricky but I meant the same source). So where is the line? Are we restricted as a DA to do what people are expecting from us? Or can we (as a DA) just surprise them? Is it not the job of DA allowing us to judge if it is a good one or not?
In fact I just wanted to share with you four looks that I liked from his last collection, we find once again the rock’n roll and glamour detail, dear to Hedi (yes his degree got in Paris endowed him with this touch).

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Henry Slimane the new Yves Saint Laurent creative director has decided that both the women’s resort 2013 line and the SS menswear will not be shown to the press but only to few international buyers around the end of June or early July.
As the Fashion Industry grows faster those last years- this is a new way to how to market their products. We all know that YSL doesn’t need any spot or any advertising campaign  but as they became more popular like Lanvin, they lost a bit of prestige. By this new way of presenting their new collection I think they are going to re-earn some mysterious prestige that they had as a French House of luxury.
I wish I could say that I will able to present you the new collection but I can only wait as … a lot of people.

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Henry Slimane, le nouveau DA d’Yves Saint Laurent a décidé que les nouveaux réassort de l’année 2013 pour femmes et la collection Printemps/Ete pour Homme ne sera pas montrée à la presse comme à leurs habitudes. Cet événement sera exceptionnellement pour des acheteurs internationaux qui se produira aux alentours de fin Juin, début Juillet.
Comme ces dernières années l’industrie de la Mode croît d’une manière bien différente qu’auparavant (tout d’abord grâce à l’internet) c’est une nouvelle méthode pour vendre leurs collection. Nous savons tous que YSL n’a pas besoin de pub pour vendre, mais comme (et ce n’est que mon point de vue) YSl est devenue un peu plus populaire tout comme Lanvin – ils ont perdus un peu du prestige que représente le mythe des Maison de Haute-Couture. Et part cette nouvelle méthode, je pense que c’est repartir sur de bonnes bases puisque ça attisera les envies/convoitises de quelque chose de plus rare et/ou secret, et donc regagnerons un peu de ce prestige perdu.
J’aurais aimé pouvoir dire que je serais capable de présenter ces nouvelles collections, mais je vais faire comme beaucoup de monde … attendre.

A bientôt,


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