Just days after the news of Christophe Lemaire leaving Hermès to concentrate more on his own brand, was out; Hermès made another announcement. They appointed a new artistic director to take the brand ahead and her name is Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski. Haven’t heard of her before? We’re telling you everything you need to know about the newest successor of the luxury fashion house.
Vanhee-Cybulski is about 36 years old and has a degree from the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts d’Anvers in visual arts, fashion, costume and textile design.
In the past, she’s worked with Maison Martin Margiela, Céline and most recently, The Row.
She was a member of the design studio of Maison Martin Margiela between 2005 to 2008. A year before her arrival, Martin Margiela who headed Hermès, decided to leave.
Céline, Maison Martin Margiela, (and even The Row sometimes), showcase clean silhouettes and a very minimalistic vision, which is synonymous with the style at Hermès. So don’t expect Vanhee-Cybulski to throw a curveball at Hermès anytime soon; From where everyone’s seeing it, she’s going to fit right in.
She is slated to present her first ever collection of women’s ready-to-wear for Hermès in March 2015.
She said “I am delighted to be joining Hermès, a house I so admire andwhose values I share wholeheartedly“, while the CEO of the fashion house, Axel Dumas, also confirmed that she will be devoting herself full-time to Hermès.
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