About the Brand
Everything starts in the early twentieth century, when Gregory Solomon, an opponent of the Russian regime at the time, discovers all the pearls that the Siberian land had to offer. Exiled in this wild tundra, he develops a passion for fur. In 1920, after immigrating to France, his personality is very much appreciated in the industry. He then becomes Russia’s partner of excellence, and amazes the the French fashion industry with his visionary talent. The label begins its reign. In 1960, his son, Boris, takes the reins of the house. He launches several lines which were successful: fur with leopard spots, bright hues, the Fun Furs collection and its geometric and futuristic 70's cuts. Along comes a partnership with China and North Korea, and allows the house to innovate. The brand’s turning point comes in the 80s, when Yves Salomon, Boris’ son, quickly understands the new challenges facing the industry. He designs a fur collection for Thierry Mugler, sets up a workshop of excellence and becomes thereafter partner with Nina Ricci, Popy Moreni and Guy Paulin. The Yves Salomon collection sees the day at Galeries Lafayette. After facing to difficulties in the sector, the house revives in 1997 with Jean-Paul Gaultier and Sonia Rykiel. Today, its most prestigious partners include Dior, Yves Saint Laurent , Prada and Louis Vuitton.
Yves Salomon inherits a great family heritage and an unusual fighting spirit. An adventurer, just like his ancestors, he explores the world and its many surprises. This allows the Salomon brand to keep the traditional textures while using revolutionary techniques. Through its innovations, fur is now lighter than fabric. He discovers many new fur textures and now works with a hundred different types furs. Yves Salomon creates multiple lines, from the brand’s flagship line to something for a younger profile. Today, his son Thomas is gradually taking the lead and brings an innovative and dynamic vision to the Salomon brand.
Autumn/Winter 2016-17 Collection
This season, Yves Salomon is offering a luxurious and sophisticated collection, which once again keeps the tradition alive. The brand is suggesting beautiful combinations: a mix of fox and lurex, crocodile skins, fur and even knit fabric – all the textures are natural. The atmosphere is very wild this winter, thanks to a color palette inspired by the polar or twilight world. White shades are swapped with warmer colors. This season, Yves Salomon embraces the Eastern culture and designs motifs and jacquard prints that are both modern and exotic. The Fall-Winter season is therefore casual and chic, with many noble textures and worked with a unique craftsmanship, resulting in high-quality designs.