Fashion: Buzzes and changes which stood out in 2018!
The year started strong with the announcement of hedi slimane as the new artistic director for celine on the 21st january. the designer who left saint laurent in april 2016, will now control the artistic and creative direction of celine as well as the brands image for men’s, woman’s and couture collections, a first for the brand. her first collection presented in september did not fail to create a buzz. we also discovered virgil abloh’s first collection for louis vuitton men and kim jones’ for dior men. in london, riccardo tisci revealed his much awaited collection for burberry.after an anticipating few months, lacoste has finally revealed the name of their new creative director: louise trotter. the british women, who has previously worked for joseph will present her first show during the next fashion week in february 2019.another important announcement was that of guillaume henry for jean patou. after having restored carven as well as working at nina ricci, he joins the magical fashion house jean patou belonging to the lvmh group. we can’t wait to see how he revives this sleepy brand.at nina ricci, the renowned duo and finalists of the grand prix at the 2018 hyères festival, (rushemy booter and lisy herrebrugh) from the brand botter, take the reins.finally, let’s not forget that versace has just been bought by the american brand michael kors for just over 1.8 billion dollars.the latest development to date is the confirmed departure of lucas ossendrijver from lanvin after 14 years of loyal service controlling men’s artistic direction. for women, the position remains vacant after the non-renewal of olivier lapidus’ contract.