The big news this season (and for months now really) has been the new designers for the houses of Dior and Yves Saint Laurent. Raf Simons left the Jil Sander brand after the Fall 2012 season and debuted for Dior as a couturier this summer. But his first ready-to-wear line for the historic brand has been much anticipated. Just as the arrival of Hedi Slimane at the helm of YSL. Slimane hasn't been designing for a few years now (leaving Dior Homme for a move into photography) but he's been given completely creative control over the YSL brand. First order of business, changing the name to Saint Laurent Paris. He's also redesigning stores and coming up with concepts for and shooting advertising campaigns. While Slimane did create a collection for resort, it was only viewable by buyers. So his Spring 2013 show has been much anticipated. Here are how both amazing designers are bringing their iconic houses into the future.
Dior Spring 2013
Raf went back to Christian Dior roots with sleek, ladylike tailoring. He also demonstrated the beautiful minimalism he is known for, but never in a stark way.
Saint Laurent Paris Spring 2013
Slimane channeled some classic Saint Laurent shapes while injecting his years spent in Los Angeles. The feel was very California bohemian with the rocker chic of the '70s.
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