saw some of the new pre-fall stuff today at selfridges. unsurprisingly none of it is very special. white jeans are kind of cool, and the striped sweater is nice. the multicolour western shirt is a really thin almost sheer fabric. they also have a tan harrington with zebra hair back panel, not pictured on the site. staff didn't really know much about it. they were quick to reassure me it was hedi designs, but couldn't speak to why it's come out etc etc.
they said that there will be a 'preview' of the new collection in the next few weeks. so a few pieces should start filtering in.
Pre-fall collections have been hitting stores for at least the past two months. It most likely had to be designed under Hedi because retailers (and even SLP) needed to buy it back in the fall. It takes a long time to source, sample, sell and product a collection.
So this not "special" collection is is fact under Slimane's direction.