Car­ven de­sign­ers de­part

The Sun (Malaysia) - - FASHION -

FRENCH fash­ion la­bel Car­ven parted com­pany re­cently 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 spring/sum­mer 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 group – halted its men’s line in July. – AFP Re­laxnews

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