Lanvin names Bruno Sialelli as new creative director
10 months after Olivier Lapidus stepped down as its artistic director, Lanvin has announced his replacement, and it's 31-year-old Bruno Sialelli, who was previously the menswear design director at Loewe, under the helm of Jonathan Anderson. Prior to his stint at Loewe, the French designer worked at Paco Rabanna, Acne Studios and Balenciaga.
In a statement released by the brand, its chief executive officer, Jean-Philippe Hecquet says, "His singular and very personal vision, his audacity, his culture, his energy and ability to build a strong creative team convinced us". Previously owned by Shaw-Lan Wang, the brand was acquired by Fosun Fashion Group last February, and its chairman, Joann Cheng also echoed Hecquet's excitement, stating that "We are excited to see the dynamism that will be brought to this great house through the complementary combination of Bruno's creative talent with Jean-Philippe's energetic and singular corporate direction".
More updates to follow.