Hedi Slimane’s debut, Givenchy rewinds, Reviving Schiaparelli, Hakaan mystery, Silver muses

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Hedi Slimane’s Saint Laurent debut (Telegraph)
“What was most suprising was that it was so unsurprising. It was exactly as expected: lots of masculine/feminine trouser suits, some beautiful wafty dresses and poet’s blouses (most of which we’ve seen before on Kate Moss and Stevie Nicks, although perhaps not always in quite such luxe fabrications) and a cool soundtrack, edited for the show by Daft Punk. Crucially, what was lacking was the frisson of the unexpected – that challenging jolt that only a really strong show delivers.”

Givenchy Looks Back, but Not Too Far (NY Times)
“With nearly everyone here taking a pause, thinking outside fashion and the present moment, and burrowing into the early years of a house, if that is a designer’s job, I wondered what Riccardo Tisci would do at Givenchy.”

Luxury king reawakens sleeping beauty Schiaparelli (Reuters)
“Fresh from the successful re-launch of sleepy French shoemaker Roger Vivier, Italy’s king of luxury Tod’s Chairman Diego Della Valle is resuscitating Schiaparelli, a fashion brand inspired by Surrealists that has lain dormant since 1954.”

Hakaan forced to cancel Paris Fashion Week show (Telegraph)
“Hakaan Yildirim, the Turkish-born, London-based design sensation has had to cancel his Paris Fashion Week show – scheduled to take place tomorrow – after his spring/summer 2013 has been lost by a courier company.”

The Silver Muse Rises (NY Times)
“From ad campaigns of some of the biggest global brands to entire blogs devoted to their street wear, older women are becoming style icons. Some are those rare creatures who have maintained the extraordinary physical attributes that made them magnetic beauties in their youth, often fashion models having another moment in the spotlight.”

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  1. People are really coming down on Slimane but I liked the collection. Yes he may be a bit pretentious, but the collection revisited some very YSL looks with a very Hedi take on it. I think Hedi will do well in YSL and it will be interesting to see when he pushes the boundaries a bit more.

    Josh from New York, NY, United States
  2. The bigger question is if YSL can make money. I am not doubting Hedi’s ability to make great collections but he never really seemed great on accessories and YSL gets a ton of money from accessories and shoes.

    Josh from New York, NY, United States