|Versus Hires Jonathan Anderson
November 29th, 2012 @ 11:04 AM
Cacharel Unveils New CEO, in Major Corporate Revamp
November 21st, 2012 @ 00:56 AM
Kane Drops Out of Versus in Major Shake-up
November 20th, 2012 @ 10:14 AM
Pucci’s Madison Avenue Store Debuts Massive Expansion
November 16th, 2012 @ 00:35 AM
Ghesquière Departs Balenciaga in Major Surprise
November 05th, 2012 @ 00:43 AM
Sao Paulo Fashion Week: Between Optimism and Fear
November 02nd, 2012 @ 00:28 AM
London Unveils Men’s Season Schedule
November 01st, 2012 @ 00:36 AM
Azzaro Releases Castello Branco
October 25th, 2012 @ 00:18 AM
Revenue Soars 22 Percent at LVMH in First Three Quarters
October 16th, 2012 @ 00:18 AM
Rykiel Names Geraldo da Conceicao Artistic Director
September 21st, 2012 @ 8:12 PM
Brazil’s New London Pop-Up
September 21st, 2012 @ 7:20 PM
McQueen Men Returning Home to London
September 12th, 2012 @ 7:19 PM
Roitfeld, Mum and Son, Open in Brazil
September 07th, 2012 @ 00:54 AM
Berluti Opens to Big-Time Business in London
September 06th, 2012 @ 3:27 PM
Stefano Pilati Back with a Bang at Zegna
September 05th, 2012 @ 7:10 PM
Hugo Boss Wows in Berlin, Plans for New York
July 06th, 2012 @ 00:17 AM
Salvatore Ferragamo: Crusin’ the Louvre
June 13th, 2012 @ 11:04 AM
Michel Klein Gains New Backer; Launches Sunglass Collection
June 13th, 2012 @ 00:48 AM
Sykes Jettisoned by Aquascutum; Maurer In at Rabanne
June 06th, 2012 @ 00:18 AM
Armani Conquers China, Chastises the Pope
June 01st, 2012 @ 11:53 AM
YSL Skipping Paris Men’s Runway, Dries Returns
December 13th, 2007 @ 12:08 AM - Paris
Yves Saint Laurent will not stage a men’s show in next month’s Paris men’s season, the first time YSL has skipped out of the masculine ready-to-wear schedule in over a decade.
The fall winter 2008 season, which runs from Thursday, Jan. 17 to Sunday, Jan. 20, also features the return of Belgium designer Dries Van Noten to Paris, after a hiatus of one season.
YSL, instead, plans to hold a private dinner presentation for a selection of editors and buyers, where people actually get to touch and check out the clothes.
“There is something about the men's way to communicate fashion that, at least for me is not correct. It doesn't speak to the kind of people I would like to speak. So, I am looking for a more personal interaction. So, probably we will do a sort of presentation that is like a preview,” explained Stefano Pilati, YSL’s creative director.
Saint Laurent will also stage a fete in the same period to celebrate the revamp of its historic Place St Sulpice boutique in St Germain, injecting a dose of color back into a store that the previous creative director Tom Ford had made largely black.
All told, there are 44 shows listed on the Paris calendar, meaning catwalk events will be staged at one-hour intervals throughout the City of Light from 10 A.M. to 9 P.M.
“Four days makes a pretty tight schedule but also a very strong one. It also means that, when you have a dozen shows in one day, there is no room for any others,” said Didier Grumbach, president of the Chambre Syndicale, French fashion’s governing body, which just issued the men's show schedule.
Grumbach said he was “very pleased that Dries has returned to Paris, after the designer decamped to Milan for one season.
“As you know we have changed the calendar now, so that the Paris men’s collections come right after the Milan’s men’s shows, which makes it easier for all buyers. Before we had the haute couture sandwiched in between Paris and Milan, which meant people had to hang around Europe an extra week, which was stupid,” remarked Grumbach.
The season also includes the men’s runway debut of Bruno Pieters, the Danish designer; and includes a slew of happening young design labels such as Korea’s Juun J, UK-based Wintle and emerging Jeroen Van Tuyl.