Hermès has announced earlier this week that they would be replacing top designer Christophe Lemaire as he has decided to leave the luxury French fashion brand to focus on his own label.
“Working for Hermès has been a great pleasure: a profoundly enriching experience on both a human and professional level,” Lemaire said. “I am proud of what we have built together. My own label is growing in an important way and I now really want and need to dedicate myself to it fully.”
And chief executive officer of Hermès, Axel Dumas, is wishing Lemaire well.
“I am very grateful to Christophe for the passion with which he has addressed and enriched the expression of our house in women’s ready-to-wear,” Dumas said. “Under his artistic direction the métier has renewed its aesthetic and produced very satisfactory financial results. I wish him the greatest success with his own label which is so close to his heart”.
Lemaire will leave the brand after presenting his final spring/summer 2015 collection at Paris Fashion Week this October.
However, Hermès has already appointed their new artistic director and it’s French designer Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski.
You may recognize the name Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski, because she’s previously worked at fashion house Céline, Maison Martin Margiela, as well as Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s label, The Row and she’s certainly not short of creativity or talent, something that Dumas reiterated during his statement welcoming her to the brand.
“Her talent and her creative track record will be great assets in the continued development of women’s ready-to-wear. She will devote herself full-time to our house.”
Vanhee-Cybulski is then set to takeover with autumn/winter 2015 her first collection which will be presented in March next year.