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Hedi Slimane Says He Will Design Again, But if You're Waiting on an Hedi Slimane for Target Collaboration, You Can Forget It

Hedi Slimane at a Berlin gallery opening in 2007 (Photo: Getty Images)
Hedi Slimane at a Berlin gallery opening in 2007 (Photo: Getty Images)

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In an interview with Hong Kong-based Prestige magazine, Hedi Slimane, who, since his departure from Dior Homme in 2007 has worked on film and photography projects and now resides in Beverly Hills, says he believes in fashion content on the internet, plans on rejoining the world of fashion design, and would never do a high-low collaboration. So, sorry, yeah, anyone who was waiting with bated breath for that Hedi Slimane for Target collab? It ain't gonna happen.

Slimane on whether websites will ever replace magazines:

They already do, I believe, but magazines have to understand that they become the real place for some sort of creative quality, in photography, graphic design and content. Glossy magazines need to become glossier, rarer, more exclusive and create that real sense of exception to exist next to the immediacy and globalisation of the fashion www.
On whether he'll ever return to fashion design:
Yes, of course I am, but I’m really down to earth with fashion, and I have a business and brand-oriented mind. I know what it takes to make a brand strong in the long term in a global economy. Besides design and communication, I need to make sure I have the right tools to make a new design project successful in the long run.
Would he ever collaborate with a mass retailer?
No, never. I could do my own jeans line, for instance, because I have legitimacy in launching the skinny jeans in fashion, and jeans for me feel like a real noble item in fashion, a social territory almost. On the other hand, I don’t like the collusion between high fashion design and high street. You have to know where you stand. I belong to luxury fashion. That’s what I’ve always felt and embraced. I like the best quality, the best fabrics and the most creative field in fashion. I will stay consistent. I belong to this world.
· The tempo of fashion [Prestige]