The French fashion house Lanvin has had a long search for their next creative director, but at long last, they have found one. Bruno Sialelli has been in talks with the industry giant since October and has now been officially inducted into the role.
Sialelli’s strong presence in the industry throughout his career made him a good candidate for the role. The designer's list of collaborators includes Alexander Wang, Acne Studios and Nicholas Ghesquière.
The chief executive officer of Lanvin, Jean-Philippe Hecquet released a statement welcoming Sialelli to their label and introducing him to their loyal consumers. “[Sialelli’s] singular and very personal vision, his audacity, his culture, his energy and ability to build a strong creative team definitely convinced us,” explained Hecquet. “His proven ability to seamlessly transition between men’s wear and women’s wear will stand Lanvin in great stead as luxury fashion increasingly blurs the boundaries between the sexes.”
The fashion house has seen a quick succession of designers since the dismissal of Alber Elbaz as creative director in 2015. The quick turnover of designers does not bode well for the company, however, with this new announcement, we may see them entering a new era.