The French fashion house announces the designer’s departure.
This Friday, April 14, Lanvin confirmed the news. Bruno Sialelli, the young French designer previously in charge of Loewe’s male lines, has stepped down as artistic director of the oldest luxury label still in business. He has headed up Lanvin’s men’s and women’s collections since 2019.
Bruno Sialielli, a creator of pop and poetic fashion for Lanvin
All while carrying on the legacy of the house founded by Jeanne Lanvin in 1889, Bruno Sialelli breathed fresh life into the French label. His first in-person show presented in the gardens of the Musée du Quai Branly set the tone. “The collection is called Slumberland, because it’s about this idea of being free to dream,” he explained to Vogue in September 2019. For the Fall-Winter 2021-2022 season, the designer decided to add a pop twist to Lanvin’s artistic direction, presenting the collection through a music video, an homage to Gwen Stefani and Eve’s major hit 2000s hit Rich Girl. This fashion coup made a bit splash and led to Paris Hilton becoming the face of the Spring-Summer 2021 campaign. Since then, Burno Sialelli has continued to design sophisticated and resolutely modern silhouettes for Vogue’s Five-Minute Fashion Month Debrief: Paris Edition”>Lanvin.
A new beginning
For its next steps, the French fashion house wanted to switch up its approach and restructure itself. In addition to its men’s and women’s ready-to-wear collections presented during Paris Fashion Week, the luxury label is launching two new concepts. The first being Lanvin Lab. Ths French fashion house will regularly invite international talents to collaborate on creative projects dedicated to enriching and reinforcing the codes established by Jeanne Lanvin. The first name will be revealed in the coming weeks. Finally, the luxury labels wants to consolidate its leather goods and accessories range with a new artistic direction. Watch this space.