Both the positive and negative reviews of Saint Laurent boil down to the same thing: Hedi stuck to what he was good at. Yamamoto gets the same criticism levied at him constantly. Why do we want designers to constantly change their vision every season? Can you really be a fan of a designer who does ninety degree turns every six months?
Can't agree more - much rather see refinement over the years rather than trying something totally new and reinventing the brand twice a year. One of the reasons I so steadfastly support Gareth Pugh is that, at the very least, he's stayed uncompromisingly true to his original vision and background.