Carven announces the appointment of Serge Ruffieux as creative director of the house, effective February 1st, 2017. Serge brings extensive design expertise to the role, including close to a decade spent at Christian Dior as head designer of the women’s ready-to-wear and haute couture studios, and as co-artistic director between 2015 and 2016. His previous role includes time spent as right hand to the late French designer Sonia Rykiel.
Serge will oversee the Carven women’s ready-to-wear, accessories and footwear collections, showing his first collection for the house during the Resort 2018 season. The Spring/Summer 2018 collection will be revealed on the official schedule during Paris Fashion Week in October 2017.
Working closely with CEO Sophie de Rougemont, Serge will oversee a new stage of growth and development of the house. Sophie de Rougemont said: “It is with great pleasure that I welcome Serge Ruffieux as the new creative director of Carven. His innate sense of modernity married to his impeccable and exacting couture techniques are in absolute synchronicity with Carven’s fabled heritage of Parisian chic and effortless elegance.”
Serge Ruffieux added: “I am thrilled to embrace my new creative role at Carven, feeling a real affinity for Madame Carven and her vision of fashion. I look forward and I am very honoured to be leading the creative direction of the House as it enters a new chapter.”