Anthony Vaccarello took over the helm of Saint Laurent back in April, and now the designer has announced that he's putting his namesake womenswear label on hold to focus fully on his new duties.
His eponymous label, which launched in 2008, will not show during Paris Fashion Week this season as it typically has in the past. Vaccarello's final collection — fall/winter 2016 — is currently available at select stores.
"This adventure has been amazing but I now feel the need to fully focus on this new project," Vaccarello said in a statement.
Earlier this summer, Vaccarello unveiled his first advertising campaign for Saint Laurent.
The ads feature "black-and-white portraits of individuals and couples; a hint of the future of the house. Fifteen new faces, shot in Paris," Saint Laurent said of the campaign, which was shot by Collier Schorr.
Prior to joining Saint Laurent, and in addition to running his own label, Vaccarello left his role of creative director of Versus Versace after only a year with the brand.
When Vaccarello presents his spring/summer 2017 collection for Saint Laurent — his first for the brand — during Paris Fashion Week, he will join two other recently hired creative directors who will present their debut collection for their new houses. Maria Grazia Chiuri will present her first collection for Dior, and Bouchra Jarrar will do the same for Lanvin.
Check back with us after Vaccarello's debut Saint Laurent show for runway images and a review of the collection.