Saint Laurent in L.A.?
The Saint Laurent Men's and Women's Winter 2016 Collection will be shown in Los Angeles, at the famous Hollywood Palladium, on Sunset Boulevard.
Hedi Slimane, who has since 2012 been Creative and Artistic Director at Saint Laurent, will show the first part of the show in LA and the second one in Paris.
This news not only coincides with the fact that Hedi Slimane has made L.A. his home since 2008 (he moved his creative studio there when he arrived at Saint Laurent), and the fact that 2016 will be the 10th anniversary of his Hedi Slimane's Diary, but it is more likely that it is because the Grammy Awards will take place there on 10th February! An event not to be missed.....
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Beyond his role as Artistic Director, Hedi Slimane is also in charge of overseeing and reforming the brand's overall strategies. He would like to see Saint Laurent move in step with the times, and reach out to reach a younger and more trendy clientele.
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As famous as he is reserved, Slimane finds his creative inspiration in his love for rock-n-roll and photography.
He first came onto the fashion scene in 1992 as assistant to Jean-Jacques Picart, co-founder of the haute couture brand Christian Lacroix.
In 1997, he directed the prêt-à-porter collections at Yves Saint Laurent.
In 2000, he took over at Dior Homme, where, according to Vogue, his made his mark with his visionary approach of “black, white and slim lines”.
From his work emerged a new vision in masculine fashions: the androgynous look. Men looked like women and vice versa, a look most recently embodied by the top model Ruth Bell.
In 2007, Slimane left Dior and dedicated his time to his photography, which resulted in his photo essays dedicated to his rock idol Pete Doherty 'Stage' and 'London Birth of A Cult'.
In 2012, he returned to Yves Saint Laurent as Artistic Director.
A year later he renamed the prêt-à-porter collection 'Saint Laurent Paris' as homage to the first 'Saint Laurent Rive Gauche' collection of 1966. Slimane wanted each segment of the business to be immediately identifiable. 'Saint Laurent' for the fresh and modern prêt-à-porter and 'Yves Saint Laurent' for couture, preserving the original spirit of the brand as it was envisioned by Mr Yves. “Every little detail is important”, says Hedi Slimane.”....from design to advertising, all has to be perfectly aligned”. This quasi-military discipline makes sense, and gives soul support to the colossal task of transforming the company undertaken by the designer.
After showing the Winter 2013-2014 Collections, the fashion house imagined an original musical combining rock icons with a sharp selection of soundtracks. Hedi Slimane sees fashion as inextricably linked with music: music gives rhythm to the models' walk, music inspires the generations, provides the beat to a style that can be adopted almost instantly.
In 2014, Slimane started an atelier entirely dedicated to trouser suits, a piece he immortalized in Smoking: a series of photographs in black and white.