Lanvin announced the appointment of Bruno Sialelli as the new Creative Director for both womenswear and menswear.
Ever since the sudden firing of Alber Elbaz in October 2015, the French brand has struggled to find the right direction to follow, but they believe that Sialelli’s ‘youthful translation of Lanvin’s heritage’ is what set him apart from the others.
“His singular and very personal vision, his audacity, his culture, his energy and ability to build a strong creative team definitely convinced us,” said Philippe Hecquet, Lanvin’s Chief Executive Officer, in a statement. “I can’t wait to discover Bruno’s first collections which will fully bring back to life this beautiful and unique fashion house, and once again inspire a passion among our customers.”
Sialelli will joins from his position of Menswear Designer Director at Loewe, where he reported to Jonathan Anderson. Previous to that, he had accrued extensive experience as Pre-collection Womenswear Designer at Balenciaga, working under both Nicolas Ghesquière and Alexander Wang, before becoming Senior Womenswear Designer at Acne Studios, and then at Paco Rabanne.
“I am delighted and honoured to join Lanvin, a house founded by a visionary woman who among the first French couturiers dared to offer a global universe with a very wide field of expression,” explains Sialelli. “Bringing emotions through compelling stories and defining a modern attitude are going to be exciting challenges in continuing this legacy.”
More news of his first collection for the brand to follow.