If you’re anything like me, then you love keeping up to date with fashion news as soon as it happens – well, maybe not STRAIGHT away – but I was saddened by the news a few months back that the ever-talented Marc Jacobs was to step down from his role as creative director for Louis Vuitton.
However, in this latest news segment of the designer fashion world, everyone is on the buzz of the appointing of the new creative director for the French fashion house: Nicholas Ghesquière. He was chosen by the fashion giants and will start immediately, following Marc Jacobs who turned Louis Vuitton into one of the biggest and most extravagant brands in the world after being it’s creative director for sixteen years. His reason for stepping down was due to his full attention needing to be on his own collections, which like Louis Vuitton, continues to grow larger and larger, from strength to strength every season.
“I have a lot of respect and admiration for Marc Jacobs,” Ghesquière said during an interview with Suzy Menkes with International Herald Tribune. “He made Louis Vuitton relevant in fashion and will always be known as the first designer of the brand. Among the many things that he did there were the artist collaborations that have become some of the fundamentals of the brand. I am very proud to succeed.”
The fashion world sits, awaiting Ghesquière’s work for Louis Vuitton in Autumn/Winter 2014/15, which is known to be his first role as Louis Vuitton’s creative director. His previous creative role was with the incredible Balenciaga and hasn’t totally ruled out the possibility of his own brand. Yet with Marc Jacobs leaving to fully focus on his own line, we are certain that Nicholas Ghesquière will be sticking around with Louis Vuitton as long as he can without the need to focus on other projects.