2015 has been a big year for fashion industry and it’s about to get bigger with a comeback of Yves Saint Laurent couture. The Parisian fashion house hasn’t gone couture since 2002, after the retirement of Yves himself. It is not known yet, whether YSL will have their special comeback collection showcased on the ramp or not, but the couture pieces for men and women will be produced at the brand’s new atelier, housed in the historic 17th century townhouse Hôtel de Sénecterre on the French city’s Left Bank. Hedi Slimane, who took on the prestigious role of Director of the fashion house in 2012, is going to be overseeing the whole Saint Laurent project.
The atelier is the main space for the production of the Yves Saint Laurent private label and is divided into three separate areas – the Salon Couture, where clients try on the custom pieces; the Atelier Flou, which is the area used for dressmaking; and the Atelier Tailleur, where the tailoring of the pieces are done. Brand director Hedi has designed the atelier himself, taking inspirations, furniture and art from the house’ vast collection as well as his own.
Whether, a it’s a three piece suit or late evening cocktail dress, the couture collection will have the hand sewn ivory silk satin label, which is numbered and accounted for in a gold monogram book. Hedi himself handpicks the atelier’s private collection, as he’s the only person who gets to decide which pieces will carry the significant hand stitched label.
Though the house has had troubles in the past few years following the death of its pioneer in 2008, the fashion world and fans can take this as a sign of a onward march back to glory days fueled by a passion for quality aesthetics and detailed designer wear.
[Via – Vogue UK]