Bruno Sialelli to Exit Lanvin
Following a four year stint as the House’s Creative Director.
The departure circles around Lanvin’s new creative strategy, which is putting leather goods, accessories, and “special projects” first. Of particular interest is the latter element, as the House will develop Lanvin Lab, a new incubator for “creative partnerships” that will host guest designers, artists, and other creatives to create new conceptual moments for the brand, sitting alongside its RTW products.
Sialelli, who commenced his new role at Lanvin in 2019 after spending 14 years under Alber Elbaz, following stints at JW Anderson‘s LOEWE, Nicolas Ghesquière‘s Balenciaga, Alexander Wang, Paco Rabanne and Acne Studios, leaves the House with his final collection being Winter 2023. It was a storybook that unearthed the House’s history, making it relevant by clashing eras gone by, notably the 1980s with the 1700s.
In a statement, Siddhartha Shukla, the Deputy General Manager at Lanvin, said: “We are grateful to Bruno for his passion and commitment to the house and wish him the best as his creative journey continues.” Sialelli added, “I am deeply proud of what we have achieved at Lanvin over the past four years and wish to thank Lanvin and my team who through their unique talents and dedication have accompanied me in this great adventure.”
His next move is still unknown.
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