Curated.Works: Farewell Hedi! A Tribute to Hedi Slimane’s YSL Era Part 1

On April 1st, Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) released a statement – Hedi Slimane has exited the fashion house.


Hedi took over the creative director position in 2012 and since then Saint Laurent has become one of hottest brands in the fashion world. From 2012 to 2016, he successfully created a new identity for the brand by adding the rock & roll element to the collections.

March 7, 2016 was the day he ended his YSL era on a high note. The 80’s inspired F/W 2016 collection was a tribute to Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent and every look was memorable.

No one knows when Hedi will return to fashion scene as a creative director, but one thing for sure – we will always remember the collections he has created for Yves Saint Laurent.  At Draw A Dot., I have invited 15 illustrators to pay tribute to this glorious era.

This is Part 1.

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Illustration.Files: Fab Lab

Previously I introduced Enzo Pérès-Labourdette to you by showing his illustrations on the cruise (pre-spring) collections. This time, I want to go back to the F/W 2012 season and show you this amazing series.

Enzo-Peres-Labourdette-Fablab-1Stella McCartney, Chloé, Balmain, Alexander McQueen (all from F/W 2012 season)

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Illustration.Files: It Suits Me Well by Jowy Maasdamme

Dark vibe fashion illustration always has a special spot in my heart because I am always interested to see how far the illustrators can push their creativity limits. I came across this series by Jowy Maasdamme, the mastermind behind I SEE JANEMARY, and it excited me the first time I saw it.

Jowy-Maasdamme-It-Suits-Me-Well-1Thom Browne S/S 2013 Menswear & Prada F/W 2012

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