Two of fashion’s biggest hitters showed in Paris on Tuesday – Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent (or Dior and Saint Laurent as we should call them, forenames are so passé). Their respective visions were about as different from each other as it’s possible to get.
You’ve probably already heard that Hedi Slimane is back at the helm of one of the big league fashion labels with news that he’s going to replace Phoebe Philo at Céline from next month.
Kering’s Q3 sales figures are out and what have we learned? Gucci’s doing well, no make that GREAT. And Saint Laurent is doing even better for the luxury conglomerate that’s the one to watch these days, even though it used to be a little dull compared to rival LMVH.
It’s a funny thing about Yves Saint Laurent. Whenever a new designer takes over at the label, he (and it’s always ‘he’) has an ‘Yves moment’ and sends out a collection that tries very hard to reinterpret the house’s signature looks.
We won’t get to see Anthony Vaccarello’s first outing for Saint Laurent until September 27 but for now he’s teased the new collection on Instagram with an image of Anja Rubik.
Welcome to the year 2000. That’s what it felt like watching Tom Ford’s latest runway collection yesterday. Is that a criticism? Not at all, because the collection was really rather good.
Is Gucci’s success a flash in the pan? Can YSL survive the shock departure of Hedi Slimane? Is Bottega Veneta still the quiet star it’s been for years? All these questions and more will be answered right here. OK, it’s not hard: the answers are ‘no’, ‘no’, and well… ‘no’. Gucci and YSL are storming…