Instead, the designer says he's doing it simply to focus on his new role as creative director of Saint Laurent. In April, the 33 year old Belgian-born designer was announced as Hedi Slimane's successor, putting rest to plenty of rumours about where the French luxury label was headed next. Vaccarello is set to debut his first collection for Saint Laurent at Paris Fashion Week in just over a month - marking it one of the most eagerly awaited shows on the calendar.
Vacarello's namesake label was heralded for its scorchingly sexy, flesh-baring glamour aesthetic. Even though it was just eight years old, the designer says he wants to concentrate on his new endeavour. "This adventure has been amazing but I now feel the need to fully focus on this new project," he said in a statement released by the brand. Considering the prestige and volume of expectation that his new gig holds, it's probably a shrewd move. Bring on the Paris collections.