Yves Saint Laurent’s Ready To Wear line is the only part of the company which will be known as Saint Laurent Paris when changes go ahead.
Yves Saint Laurent official name will not change.
Last month, it was reported that the label’s new creative director Hedi Slimane was determined to alter the way it is known. It was claimed he would be dropping the Yves from the name, with later claims suggested the label would become Saint Laurent Paris.
Businessoffashion.com has now reported that while the alteration is going ahead, it will not be across the board.
The beauty products line and the official name of the company will remain the same, while the Ready To Wear collections will be known by the new name.
According to the publication, bosses at the fashion house see the change as a way of “restoring the house to its truth, purity and essence — and taking it into a new era while respecting the original principles and ideals.”
It’s not the first time Hedi has organized a major shake-up in a fashion house. He previously worked in the menswear area of Christian Dior and changed the name from Christian Dior Monsieur to Dior Homme in 2001.
Fashion industry professionals can’t agree on whether the move is good for Yves Saint Laurent, with some saying it will be a breath of fresh air and others arguing it might alienate clientele.