On the Cutting Room Floor
Yves Saint Laurent will be presenting New Vintage II, where he creates classic silhouettes using fabrics that have been left in the fashion house as cutaways or unused pieces. It's a new way of being more environmental and sustainable, without doing the typical 'use less energy and don't pollute water.' It's a little bit extra than simply following rules and regulations set by the government, and instead lets the brand earn a bit of profit at the same time. It's an ingenious idea, and everyone seems to benefit.
Valerie Hermann, CEO of Yves Saint Laurent and Julie Gilhart, Barneys New York Fashion Director attend the Yves Saint Laurent Present 'New Vintage' Collection at Barneys New York on June 8, 2009 in New York City.
The first New Vintage was in high demand, and exclusive to Barney's in New York, yet the New Vintage II will be available in flagship stores in Paris, London and New York from mid-December 2009.
New Vintage I, Barney's New York