so just read this (rumour) from the ever informative fashionista,
that this seasons ysl collection will be stefano pilati's last! the prospective replacements could be raf simons (yeah!) or hedi slimane. i am a big fan of everything raf, and i think he would make a huge contribution to the label.. although i did like stefano's fall '11 menswear, although not anything i would really go for myself i thought it was slightly stronger than some of his previous collections.
as for slimane, i have kind of missed out on his work for dior.. i was only just getting into fashion during his last year or two at dior so a lot of his hype is lost for me. looking back at his work i can see how he elevated dior to such heights with his slim young silhouette.
as much as i would love to see even more raf out there, it would be exciting for myself to see slimane's work from a more current perspective. re-introducing ysl to a younger audience again would be interesting stuff..