Fashion house Lanvin appointed Bruno Sialelli as its new creative director. Sialelli was chosen after an extensive list of highly qualified contenders were competing for the coveted role. “His singular and very personal vision, his audacity, his culture, his energy and ability to build a strong creative team definitely convinced us,” said Lanvin CEO Jean-Philippe Hecquet.
Sialelli plans on seeing through the vision of the house’s founder Jeanne Lanvin, who he describes as a “visionary woman who among the first French couturiers dared to offer a global universe with a very wide field of expression.” The new director will replace Olivier Lapidus and will bring a young, fresh, to one of the oldest French fashion houses.
His experience in both womenswear and menswear might actually be the beginning of Lanvin’s attempt at blending gender boundaries, which has been a very popular theme among designers as of recent. “Bringing emotions through compelling stories and defining a modern attitude are going to be exciting challenges in continuing this legacy,” Sialelli commented.
On the appointment, the house CEO Jean-Philippe Hecquet commented, “We’re thrilled to welcome Bruno as the new Creative Director of Lanvin… 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 was previously the menswear designer director at Loewe and has worked with industry legends including J.W.Anderson, Alexander Wang, and Nicolas Ghesquière. His extensive experience in the industry included working for household names like Acne Studios, Balenciaga, and Paco Rabanne.
- Saif Haddad