- – 31-year-old designer Bruno Sialelli has been named as the new creative director of Lanvin.
- – Chinese company Fosun International has been making several changes since purchasing a majority stake in the brand back in February 2018. Former creative director Olivier Lapidus left the fashion house shortly after in March 2018.
- – Lanvin revealed in a statement (via The New York Times), that Sialelli’s appointment marks a “pivotal new direction” for the brand.
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Per The New York Times, Lanvin’s new creative director has finally been named after a period of uncertainty. Bruno Sialelli joins the brand from Spanish fashion house Loewe, where he served as the head of menswear, per WWD.
Lanvin’s relatively new owners, the Chinese company Fosun International, and its newly-appointed chief executive, Jean-Philippe Hecquet, made the announcement. In a statement (via The New York Times), Hecquet said it was Sialelli’s “singular and very personal vision, his audacity, his culture, his energy and ability to build a strong creative team” that made him the perfect person for the coveted role.
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Back in March 2018 it was announced that Olivier Lapidus was leaving Lanvin after less than a year as the brand’s creative director. Then, in November 2018, it was revealed that Lucas Ossendrijver, Lanvin’s menswear artistic director, was also leaving the company after 14 years. WWD claims that there could be further changes to come, suggesting that the house’s jewelry designer, Elie Top, could also be eyeing a move.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s Bazaar US.
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