In March, it was confirmed Hedi is the label’s new creative director.
His first collection for the fashion house will be a Resort line presented at the end of June or early in July, but it’s been reported that will only be shown to buyers.
According to WWD, press won’t get to see any of Hedi’s work until he presents a main line at Paris Fashion Week in October. That will be debuted on the catwalk, although there has been no reason given as to why a cloud of secrecy surrounds the Resort line.
Stefano Pilati was the previous head of Yves Saint Laurent and ever since his departure was announced, there were rumors that Slimane would be returning. He worked in menswear at YSL from 1996 until 2000, after which he accepted a job at Christian Dior.
Chief Executive Officer of Yves Saint Laurent Paul Deneve said when Hedi’s appointment was confirmed: “Hedi Slimane’s exceptional talent and understanding of the spirit of Yves Saint Laurent heralds a promising new chapter in the story of the maison.”