A commission met on Dec. 16 and anointed Yin as the Chambre Syndicale’s newest full-fledged member. She had previously been a guest member.
“I needed more time to focus on my own brand,” the designer told WWD earlier this month, adding that she planned to concentrate on the kind of intricate couture designs that launched her career in 2011.
There are now 14 fashion houses with the haute couture appellation, including established labels such as Dior and Chanel, as well as relative newcomers like Alexandre Vauthier and Bouchra Jarrar; seven correspondent members, including Giorgio Armani and Azzedine Alaïa, plus 12 guest members.
Yin’s show is set for Jan. 26.