A novel trend has caught on with the glamorous fashion industry sending it to a tizzy. Senior personnel have started putting in their papers – for personal reasons of course; and recently Parisian couture house Dior is one to bear the brunt. Rumours confirm that artistic director Raf Simons is one to move onto greener pastures and we’re yet to hear from Dior as to who will be filling his shoes.
Founder of a Belgium-based namesake men’s wear brand, Mr. Simons verifies the decision with a statement; “based entirely and equally on my desire to focus on other interests in my life, including my own brand, and the passions that drive me outside of my work.”
Mr. Simon’s contribution to the couture house is indeed tribute-worthy namely his constant updates on the classic shapes such as the Bar jacket with contemporary materials and silhouettes, but more so on a sense of personal renewal he brought to the brand after the 2011 scandal that brought the fashion house in a negative light. Remember, former creative director John Galliano anti-Semitic comments!
We’re indeed looking forward to the next pre-fall collection which will be designed by the in-house team and displayed in a hush-hush manner in January in Paris.
[ Via : Theguardian ]