Bruno Sialelli Takes Over Lanvin

Bruno Sialelli, newly announced creative director of Lanvin.
Lanvin Fall/Winter 2018

The oldest French fashion house, Lanvin, is finally announcing their new creative director. Goes by Bruno Sialelli, he has left his marks previously in Loewe, Acne Studios, Paco Rabanne, and also Balenciaga. Fosun International, the brand’s new owner, and its chief executive Jean-Philippe Hecquet, announced the breaking news on Monday. He will be listed as Lanvin’s fourth designer for the past four years.

Fosun stated that the 31-year-old French designer will help the fashion house to move towards a ‘pivotal new direction’. The fashion house is planning a reinvention and Sialelli’s experiences in both womenswear and menswear will hopefully help the progress.

Alber Elbaz

The rollercoaster ride of Lanvin’s throne started back in 2015 when their remarkable designer Alber Elbaz was fired and then replaced the following year by Bouchra Jarrar who eventually only spent 16 months in the house. Even the next chosen one, Olivier Lapidus, only made it half as long.