The contract of eternally dour fashion designer Hedi Slimane was not renewed by Dior Homme last month, leading to wide speculation about his next move. While it doesn’t necessarily answer our burning questions, HediSlimane.com delivers a portfolio of his work and an awesome peek into Slimane’s brain, post-exit:
I BELIEVED DIOR HOMME, NEWLY CREATED, COULD BE A HOLISTIC PROJECT. THROUGH THE YEARS I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO COLLABORATE WITH SO MANY CREATIVE MINDS AND DEVELOP A COMMON SENSIBILITY. I WANT TO THANK THEM ALL FOR A REALLY FRUITFUL COLLABORATION. IT WAS A TIME CAPSULE–7 YEARS OF PRODUCING MUSIC, BANDS, ARCHITECTURAL SPACES, ART PROJECTS, AND DESIGN. I GUESS I WAS SOLELY INTERESTED IN THE TIME I WAS IN, LIVING IN COMPLETE MOVEMENT.
I ALWAYS TRIED TO STAY FAITHFUL TO MY BELIEFS, AND THE IDEAS I WAS PURSUING. I TRIED NOT TO GET DISTRACTED. I HAD A CERTAIN IDEA OF THE HOUSE OF DIOR, WHICH I LOVE, AND TRIED TO EXPRESS IT THROUGH DIFFERENT MEDIUMS. IT WON’T BE FOR ME TO JUDGE IF IT WAS OF ANY RELEVANCE. I WAS JUST TRYING SOMETHING.
Luckily, he is also trying out online communities, and his MySpace page is the equivalent of a teeny tiny black Dior suit. Add him as a friend, won’t you? Maybe it will cheer him up.