The former Creative Director of Yves Saint LaurentHedi Slimane, is suing Kering, the maison's parent company following his exit from the brand in April. The lawsuit has set out that the luxury goods holding company should reinstate a non-compete clause, a condition which effectively allowed Slimane to join a competitor after his recent departure, but not claim financial remuneration from Saint Laurent.

In a statement issued to Fashionista, Kering explained the situation, saying: "The procedure regards the usual non-competition obligations that accompanied Hedi Slimane's collaboration with the Yves Saint Laurent Maison." According to the  lawsuit: "Kering lifted this clause at the end of Hedi Slimane's contract, thus freeing Hedi Slimane from this potential constraint. Hedi Slimane is requesting that this clause still be applied, along with the effective payment of the financial compensation that goes with it," as, despite widespread rumours Slimane isn't set to join another fashion house.

Anthony Vaccarello was appointed Slimane's successor days after Slimane confirmed his exit from Saint Laurent. Stay connected with Buro 24/7 Middle East as we follow the Hedi Slimane vs. Saint Laurent case.