He’s been a rising star in fashion for quite some time, so it comes as no surprise that Serge Ruffieux’s next step will be becoming French fashion house Carven’s new creative director. Officially taking up his title on February 1, he will be replacing Alexis Martial and Adrien Caillaudaud after their departure from the brand last October.
The Swiss-born designer who previously worked at Christian Dior as head designer for ready-to-wear and haute couture for the past ten years, stepped in alongside Lucie Meier following Raf Simons shock departure. With Maria Grazia Chiuri taking over Simons role in July, it was time for Ruffieux to move on.
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"I am thrilled to embrace my new creative role at Carven, feeling a real affinity for Madame Carven and her vision of fashion," said Ruffieux. "I look forward and am very honoured to be leading the creative direction of the house as it enters a new chapter." The house also announced Ruffieux on their Instagram account.
With his first show for the brand being Carven’s Resort 2018, there are high hopes for Ruffieux’s debut collection.