There are very exciting things going on in the fashion industry. Most of the statements are rumors and are (yet) to be confirmed.
Marc Jacobs leaving Louis Vuitton?
The near end of his contract provide a lot of fuss. Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton have been a winning team for years. He introduced Vuitton to ready-to-wear collections, collaborated with artists like Stephen Sprouse and Takashi Murakami. Jacobs' also gave one fabulous catwalk show after the other. Is he really leaving after 16 memorable years?
Nicolas Ghesquière's to take over at LV?
The most likely successor to Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton according to insiders is Nicolas Ghesquière. The designer left late last year at Balenciaga after disagreements with the management. It was expected that Ghesquière would set up a label under his own name, BUT 'a realiable reached out to say that Ghesquière and LVMH are in serious negotiations and the designer is defenietly in talks to succeed Jacobs' as reported by Fashionista.
Emma Hill quits Mulberry
Mulberry has announced that it's creative director Emma Hill will leave the company. The spring/summer 2014 collection has been finished and Emma's currently working on the LFW show which will be held on September 15. The timing of her departure is under discussion and has yet to be finalised. Hill's six years brought Mulberry in the spotlight with it-bags, campaigns by Tim Walker and a star-studded frow every season. A new successor has not been announced.
Who could replace Reed Krakoff at Coach?
Wanted: new chief designer for Coach. Now it's known that Reed Krakoff will resign in June 14 to focus on his own label, they're eagerly looking for a successor. With the result that a lot of designers are mentioned as the possible new chief designer. Both Nicolas Ghesquière and Chloé's creative director Clare Waight Keller as Derek Lam, Philip Lim and Emma Hill are called. Latest addition to the list of potentials is *drums rolls* Marc Jacobs!
Luella Bartley comeback
Luella Bartley has made her long-awaited return to fashion. Finally! It's been four years since we last saw her designs for her eponymous label, which launched in 1999 but folded in 2009 after facing financial difficulties. Bartley has been named design director of the Marc by Marc Jacobs women's collections, while accessories designer (and partner-in-crime for 10 years) Katie Hillier takes on the role of creative director. The duo will unveil their first designs for the brand for autumn/winter 2014.
Jason Wu for Hugo Boss
Jason Wu will also make a career move. He joined Hugo Boss as artistic director of Boss Woman. The young designer will now oversee the overall image and design for ready-to-wear and accessories. His designs for Boss will debut for pre-fall 2014. Next february The First Lady-favorite, who launched his eponymous line in 2007, will show his creations on the runway at New York Fashion Week.
(more impressive news coming up on the blog soon)