Hedi Slimane Is Not Launching His Own Label

And there you have it. Amid various rumours and speculation, the tight-lipped Hedi Slimane has finally denied launching his own label via his lawyer who tweeted the statement last week.

The tweet which was originally a statement from his lawyer, let the fashion world know that he has not been in Qatar meeting with investors to start his own line. It was speculated that he was in the country for that sole reason.

“For the record, Hedi Slimane has never had in the past, let alone now, the intention or desire to launch a brand under his name,” it said, “and therefore denies recent rumours (including in WWD) of alleged encounters with investors, in Paris or Doha, where Hedi Slimane has in fact never been.”

Following his recent departure and tenure at Saint Laurent, new rumours are going round that Slimane is being prepped to take Karl Lagerfeld’s position at Chanel — a speculation ignited by the fact that Unkle Karl was seen wearing a Saint Laurent jacket designed by Slimane at Chanel’s 2017 cruise show in Cuba.

Karl Lagerfeld during Chanel's 2017 Cruise Collection in Cuba. Image courtesy of GQ.com
Karl Lagerfeld during Chanel’s 2017 Cruise Collection in Cuba. Image courtesy of GQ.com