It’s official! After months of speculation and stressing about what will happen to Louis Vuitton after the end of Marc Jacobs’ tenure, Nicolas Ghesquiere has officially taken his position as Artistic Director of the iconic fashion house. Despite his bitter departure from Balenciaga, his time there was said to be incredibly successful for the brand (obviously, hes amazing). Rumor has it he’s bringing his former Balenciaga assistant Natacha Ramsay over to Louis Vuitton with him. Huge personal fans of the cutting-edge designer, we cannot wait to see what he’s going to do for Louis Vuitton. This could mean big changes for the almost 160 year old brand as they continue to find new ways to maintain their classic style while growing with the ever-changing contemporary fashion trends. Officially counting the days to the Spring14 Paris Fashion Week debut!
Backstage at the Louis Vuitton PFW show, Marc Jacobs announced his departure from the brand after 16 very successful years with the house. He was hired in 1997 to bring some edge to the beloved brand while still keeping it’s classically iconic styles. LVMH announced that Jacobs will be leaving to concentrate more on his namesake brand (which LVMH still owns about 96% of). Taking over for the designer will most likely be former Balenciaga creative director, Nicolas Ghesquière. Rumor has it Coach is looking for a new designer to help them (yet again) re-design their brand; and that designer might just be Marc Jacobs. Coach wants to take their brand back to it’s roots, resurrecting the classics of the 1990’s in hopes to re-build their brand equity. Coach designer Reed Krakoff’s contract expires at the end of 2013 just like that of Louis Vuitton and Jacobs. WWD reported that Coach is dreaming of stealing Jacobs away from LV. BUT this is just a rumor. Considering LVMH still owns so much of his own Marc Jacobs brand I don’t know if he would move right on to one their respected competitors. What do you think about the rumor? Should Jacobs move on to Coach? All we’re focused on is the other rumor…Ghesquiére for LV – the possibilities are endless. And most importantly, what did we think of Marc’s unarguably dramatic and incredibly provocative exit collection?