The Designer Reshuffle You Need To Know About

With fashion month fast approaching yet again, these are all the fashion changes that you need to be made aware of. Once more, the rosters of designers have been shuffled, tying their allegiance to different houses. Breaking news followed with more breaking news while many were still careening at Hedi Slimane’s appointment at the female-core brand, Céline. Below, we give a brief summary of all ‘new’ appointments.

Virgil Abloh at Louis Vuitton

Virgil Abloh Courtesy of Pitchfork

Virgil has been making waves in the industry, literal human waves at his last show in Paris, almost causing a riot when fans of the designer tried to crash his AW18 show. His label, Off-White has received much acclaim for his distinctive streetwear take on high fashion. Last month, Louis Vuitton announced that the Ghanian-American designer would take over the helm of the brand’s menswear collection, the appointment received mixed reviews, some expressing excitement at the youthful appeal Abloh would bring to the brand while others, express their critique of Virgil’s ability to design for such a heritage brand amongst claims that he is merely a ‘hype’ designer.

Kim Jones at Dior

Kim Jones Courtesy of LA Times

LVMH wouldn’t have let a talent like Kim Jones go. The British designer has worked for a legacy of high profile fashion houses such as Hugo Boss, Mulberry, Alexander McQueen and of course at Louis Vuitton. Shortly after his exit, the conglomerate named him creative director of Dior Homme succeeding Kris Van Assche. With an inimitable CV designing successful menswear collections, the French brand will continue to grow stronger with Jones leading beside Maria Grazia Chiuri.

Kriss Van Assche at Berluti

Kriss Van Assche Courtesy of British GQ

If you’ve noticed a trend, you’re right, the merry-go-round continues this time with Kriss Van Assche who, mentioned above, has just exited Dior Homme. Another subsidiary brand of luxury conglomerate LVMH, the fashion entity hasn’t wasted a breath putting Van Assche to work. Succeeding Haider Ackermann, his first collection will be shown at Paris Fashion Week in January 2019. So far, this appointment completes the massive moves in menswear, for now at least.

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