Lanvin news and archive
Lanvin appoints Bruno Sialelli as new Creative Director
Bruno Sialelli has been appointed to the role of Creative Director at Lanvin, confirming rumors which have been around since October. The relatively unknown designer, who used to serve as Menswear Designer Director at Loewe, will be Lanvin’s fourth Creative Director in four years. Prior roles include Pre-Collections Womenswear Designer at...
Jan 21, 2019
Lucas Ossendrijver resigns from the role of Creative Director at Lanvin
Lucas Ossendrijver is no longer the Creative Director of menswear at Lanvin. The fashion house announced the Dutch fashion designer is stepping down from the role he’s held for 14 years. “Lucas Ossendrijver helped the [fashion] house to enter an era of elegant minimalism that set the label apart from the trends. His technical expertise and...
Nov 15, 2018
Lanvin in talks for new creative director
Lanvin is in talks with Bruno Sialleli to potentially be the brand's new creative director, reports WWD. Their previous creative director, Olivier Lapidus, exited after just eight months in the role. Sialelli was previously head of menswear at Loewe, a position he recently left, but held since 2016. Prior to his work at Loewe, Sialelli held...
Oct 8, 2018
Lanvin appoints ex-Sandro manager as CEO
After four years at Sandro, Jean-Philippe Hecquet joins French fashion house Lanvin as chief executive officer. In his time as CEO of Sandro, Hecquet managed to establish the brand with 600 stores in 43 countries worldwide, according to a statement by Lanvin on Tuesday. Prior to that, he spent 14 years with French luxury group LVMH Moët Hennessy...
Aug 28, 2018
Can the 'Made in China' label make a comeback?
Paris - In the fashion industry we have Western brands on one hand, and Chinese brands on the other. Occasionally we see both intertwined which raises the question: how can these very different cultures coexist in the same industry, and what roles will they play? China already has its foot in the door by acquiring several local French labels....
Aug 27, 2018
Is ex-Sandro CEO Jean-Philippe Hecquet heading to Lanvin?
Lanvin is said to be in the process of finalising ex-CEO of Sandro Jean-Philippe Hecquet as its next Chief Executive Officer, reports WWD quoting sources familiar with the development. The report added that Hecquet has already resigned from his position at Sandro, which he had held since 2014, and that he would take up the new role at Lanvin in...
Jul 6, 2018
Video: Lanvin - SS19 Menswear PFW
Lanvin Spring Summer 2019 Menswear collection, Paris Fashion Week. Source: Fashion Feed, YouTube.
Jun 28, 2018
Lanvin artistic director departs, interim CEO named
Lanvin has parted ways with its artistic director Olivier Lapidus, less than a year after he was appointed. His exit, first revealed by WWD in an exclusive report, comes one month after Chinese conglomerate, Fosun International, acquired a majority stake in the troubled fashion house. Lapidus, who showed his second collection for the brand at...
Mar 22, 2018
Fosun to acquire majority stake in Wolford, ahead of takeover bid
London - Fosun Industrial Holdings Limited is set to acquire a majority stake in luxury Austrian textile manufacturer Wolford AG. The Chinese financial investor has come to an agreement with the main shareholder of the struggling group and is set to take over more than 2.5 million shares, approximately 50.87 percent of the total share capital of...
Mar 1, 2018
Who is Mr Guo, Lanvin’s new owner?
Employees of the French designer label Lanvin can breathe easy now. The venerable fashion house is finally emerging from the black hole in which it has been stuck since the departure of Alber Elbaz. At least, this is the gist of the announcement of an agreement signed earlier this month between the fashion house Lanvin, previously owned by...
Feb 26, 2018
Chinese snap up ailing French fashion label Lanvin
Chinese conglomerate Fosun snapped up the ailing French fashion label Lanvin Thursday and promised to revive its fortunes. Lanvin, the oldest French luxury house still in existence, has been in turmoil since the shock sacking of popular designer Alber Elbaz two years ago. It sank into the red to the tune of 18.3 million euros (21.2 million...
Feb 22, 2018
Fosun International to invest over 100 mn euros in Lanvin
China’s Fosun International has won the race against Qatar’s Mayhoola for troubled French fashion brand Lanvin, which would see the former invest over 100 million euros (122.8 million dollars) in the label, reports Fashion Network, quoting sources familiar with the development. The agreement that got inked later on Friday will see Lanvin issuing...
Feb 12, 2018