Saint Laurent is investing in the future. The French maison just announced a new training program on “couture savoir-faire,” in partnership with French fashion schools Institut Français de la Mode (IFM) and the Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne (ECSCP). The goal of the program is to preserve Saint Laurent’s unique savoir-faire while focusing on innovation. The six-month program will take place at the Saint Laurent HQ and kicks off in September, with courses led by Saint Laurent staff.
“Preserving our heritage while evolving and being very relevant in our epoca is a pillar of our strategy, and investing in talents is an imperative condition to build on our success even further,” said Francesca Bellettini, president and CEO of Saint Laurent, in a press statement. “I am very proud of this partnership with such renowned and prestigious institutions as the IFM and ECSCP, which will greatly contribute to the implementation of our strategy.”