DIOR DESIGN TEAM TO TAKE THE CREATIVE REINS
NO SUCCESSOR YET
The name game at Dior will have to wait a bit longer. Following the departure of Raf Simons in November, according to WWD, the storied French label has handed the creative helm to its in-house design studio that will be in charge of the spring 2016 couture collection and the fall 2016 ready-to-wear line-up.
Already, Dior’s established and large team took the lead after John Galliano was ousted in 2011. Over the years, Dior has implemented its design studio to support the growing and fast-paced demand for product. The move suggests that appointing a marquee name with all the hoopla it implies isn’t necessarily the mo. of today. While heavy hitters such as Alber Elbaz and Olivier Rousteing still top the rumor list of possible Dior successors, the overnight promotion of Alessandro Michele at Gucci, until then an anonymous assistant of Frida Giannini, underlines how there is no real trend.