Will Marc Jacobs Be Leaving Louis Vuitton?
Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton could soon be parting ways, as the designer’s contract as creative director of the fashion brand ends this month, and rumour is that there are no plans to renew it.
Jacobs has been creative director of Louis Vuitton since 1997, seeing the company through a period of growth and developing its ready-to-wear clothing lines. This seems to be one of a few changes the brand is making in favour of a new direction. Known for their iconic logo-embossed bags, the brand is looking to divert their look from the logo-printed products following consumer trends.
As for the future of Marc Jacobs, Women’s Wear Daily reported back in June that Jacobs is being approached to take over the creative director position at Coach from Reed Krakoff. If these rumors are true, the Louis Vuitton fashion show on October 2nd at the Paris Fashion Week will be Jacobs’ last show with the brand.
Nicolas Ghesquière, French designer and former creative director at Balenciaga, is rumored to be Jacobs’ replacement. Ghesquière is reportedly close to Delphine Arnault of Louis Vuitton and parent conglomerate LVMH, who is daughter of LVMH’s founder Bernard Arnault. Louis Vuitton also announced on Tuesday that it hired Darren Spaziani, accessories designer at Proenza Schouler.
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