The Menswear catwalk season is in
full swing with shows over the weekend in Paris from Louis Vuitton, Hermes and
Yves Saint Laurent under the direction of Italian designer Stefano Pilati.
Pilati has been creating a YSL pret-a-porter
line for a few seasons and has had great success with womenswear but has
slightly struggled with menswear. It’s inevitable that taking on such an
enormous task as taking over a world-renowned brand such as Yves Saint Laurent is
going to be difficult. Over recent years there have been plenty of examples as
world famous designers either retire or pass away, including Coco Chanel and
Christian Dior whose respective collections have been continued and modernised.