While some designers have chosen to escalate the prominence and visibility of their mid-season resort collections with an over-the-top show (cough, Chanel), WWD reports that Slimane has chosen the more low-key route of presenting his YSL women’s cruise and spring menswear to buyers only in late June or early July.
The fashionsphere has been anxiously awaiting Slimane’s first YSL collection since it was announced that he would succeed Stefano Pilati as Creative Director in March. Though he served as YSL’s Artistic Director of Menswear until 2000, the resort collection marks his first foray into womenswear for the brand.
Thankfully, YSL isn’t going all Tom Ford-secretive on us just yet– Slimane still has plans for his big public debut, but we won’t get to see them until Paris Fashion Week in September. Vogue UK says the presentation for Slimane’s spring/summer ’13 womenswear collection will take place via a “traditional catwalk show,” though, with Slimane’s colorful past as both creative director at Dior Homme and his ongoing photography stint, we’re hoping for something more a bit more cutting edge– and of course, we’re crossing our fingers for an invite.
Until then, we’ll just have to test our patience for a leeeetle bit longer and secretly hope that one of the buyers sneaks a twit-pic of the YSL model board…