Bruno Sialelli is expected to leave Lanvin after four years in charge as the French brand moves toward a “new creative configuration,” according to WWD.
The announcement coincides with a structural change at Lanvin, which will now concentrate on leather products, accessories, and special projects. Lanvin is also launching Lanvin Lab, a collaboration project through which the brand will collaborate with worldwide creative talents. It will coexist with the primary ready-to-wear collections displayed during Paris Fashion Week
Since taking on the role of Lanvin Creative Director in 2019, Sialelli has maintained a relatively quiet profile. He previously worked as a designer at Acne Studios, Paco Rabanne, and Balenciaga, the 35-year-old joined the French company from LOEWE’s menswear branch. But his exit from Lanvin, which presented at Fall/Winter 2023 Paris Fashion Week earlier this year, certainly marks the beginning of a new era for the brand.
“I am delighted and honoured to join Lanvin, a house founded by a visionary woman who, among the first French couturiers, dared to offer a global universe with a very wide field of expression.” Adding, “Bringing emotions through compelling stories and defining a modern attitude are going to be exciting challenges in continuing this legacy.”