It’s about time Alber Elbaz returned to the fashion scene. After exiting Lanvin as their Artistic Director back in October of last year, WWD reports of his return and it’s not exactly what we would have predicted. Heading over to Japan, Elbaz is set to team up with famed trainer brand Converse to design a limited edition design for the brand. Set to be released as early as the beginning of next year, Converse which is owned by sporting giant Nike is yet to confirm an exact date.
This isn’t Elbaz’s first foray into designing trainers. In fact, he was at the helm of pioneering the luxury version whilst at Lanvin, with everyone from former first lady Michelle Obama and style icon Olivia Palermo coveting his designs. After focusing on the beauty world with his limited edition make-up line with Lancôme and announcing his release of a fragrance created with perfumer Frédéric Malle next March, we’re marking his return to fashion as one to watch.