NEW MAIN MAN. Following the departure of former creative director John Ray early last year, the British tailoring brand has appointed Mark Weston for the role
Mark Weston is set to bring new vision to Dunhill London
After three years of leading Dunhill London under a more luxurious creative direction, John Ray said farewell to British tailoring brand in January 2016, leaving the position vacant for some time. There was no announcement of who would replace him as creative director for over a year. Only recently has the brand’s new CEO Andrew Maag announced that he has finally found a replacement. Mark Weston, the former senior vice president of menswear at Burberry under Christopher Bailey, is set to bring a new vision to Dunhill London.
By appointing Weston as the new creative director will mark Dunhill London’s second time recruiting a big name from Burberry. The first being Andrew Maag who had spent a decade in the British fashion house handling various executive roles before jumping ship to join Dunhill London.
Regarding Mark Weston, CEO Andrew Maag had this to say, “Mark brings an innate understanding of menswear and product design that will uniquely drive our brand and business growth forward. Dunhill [London] is the leading luxury British menswear brand with strong foundations, and I am excited by Mark’s appointment to lead the brand’s creative vision to the future.”
Mark Weston commented on his appointment by Dunhill London, “The opportunity to creatively develop and design for the iconic British menswear luxury brand is rare and exciting. Dunhill’s innovative and design-driven heritage is a unique platform to build upon by creating purposeful products with an aesthetic that is classic yet relevant today.”
Weston is set to present his new vision for Dunhill London during London Collections: Men’s in June, showcasing a selection of pieces for both fall/winter 2017 and spring/summer 2018.