De­signer duo go at French fash­ion la­bel Car­ven

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

French fash­ion la­bel Car­ven parted com­pany yes­ter­day with the duo of young de­sign­ers who took over at the helm just 18 months ago. Alexis Mar­tial and Adrien Cail­lau­daud left “by mu­tual agree­ment” the Paris house said in a brief state­ment only weeks af­ter their lat­est spring­sum­mer show. Car­ven-one of French fash­ion’s suc­cess sto­ries of re­cent years-said it would an­nounce the ap­point­ment of a new artis­tic di­rec­tor later. The part­ing of the ways is the lat­est in a long line of “re­volv­ing door” changes at the top of well-known houses.

Ear­lier this month Aus­tralian Justin O’Shea left Bri­oni af­ter only six months amid crit­i­cal cool­ness over his plans to give “James Bond’s tai­lor” a con­tro­ver­sial hard-rock makeover.

Both Mar­tial and Cail­lau­daud-who were seen as a part of an emerg­ing gen­er­a­tion of thrust­ing young Paris de­sign­ers-had pre­vi­ously worked at Givenchy. They suc­ceeded Guil­laume Henry who left Car­ven to lead Nina Ricci hav­ing re­vamped the brand’s sleepy image in his five years in charge. Car­ven-which was bought out in May by the Hong Kong-based Blue­bell lux­ury grouphalted its men’s line in July. — AFP

This file photo shows French artis­tic di­rec­tors Alexis Mar­tial (right) and Adrien Cail­lau­daud (left) ar­riv­ing for the fu­neral of French fash­ion de­signer Marie-Louise Car­ven at the Saint-Roch church in Paris. — AFP

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