Last week, it was confirmed that Hedi Slimane had not left Saint Laurent after rumors of him doing so were all over fashion news sites. Now, people are speculating about whether he is leaving the brand again as Slimane reportedly has yet to renew his contract with Kering and Saint Laurent has been in talks with Anthony Vaccarello.
According to a report from WWD, Hedi Slimane still hasn’t renewed his contract with Kering, the Fench parent company of Saint Laurent and other luxury brands. The report further explains the non renewal saying,
…the designer has so far failed to reach an agreement on the renewal of his initial contract with the Kering-owned fashion house and is preparing to part ways with a brand he revved up with his rock ‘n’ roll-inspired fashions and a top-to-bottom reform of the storied house.
Saint Laurent apparently has already considered someone to replace Slimane of he doesn’t renew his contract. Anthony Vaccarello, Creative Director of Versus Versace, has reportedly been in talks with Saint Laurent. Though, the details of these talks are not known.
WWD contacted Saint Laurent for a comment to which a spokeswoman for the brand said the brand “does not comment on rumors” which further supports their statement last week when Saint Laurent said that Slimane would not be leaving the brand.
Furthermore, the replacement of Slimane at Saint Laurent would make thing interesting this Spring as Slimane is supposed to “present ‘part 1’ of the women’s fall collection, which will follow up with a second edition on Mar. 7 during Paris Fashion Week”, according to an article on Fashionista.
As I said in a previous article on Slimane leaving Saint Laurent, this along with Alber Elbaz and Dior’s next two collections will be what everyone is talking about this Spring. Not to mention, people will be talking about who will replace Anthony Vaccarello at Versus Versace of he does replace Slimane.
Regardless, it will be interesting to see what the next collections for these brands will look like and what fashion sites like Fashionista and Vogue have to say about them. I’m especially interested in seeing how the collections designed by Dior’s atelier will look and I’d like to see what Lanvin’s next collections will look like as the brand still hasn’t replaced Alber Elbaz.
So, what do you think? Will Hedi Slimane be replaced by Anthony Vaccarello? Let me know in the comments below. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to get new posts sent directly to your inbox and follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat.
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