PARIS — He wears a necklace full of evil-eye charms, but Serge Ruffieux looked a picture of calm at a preview of his first main collection for Carven since taking over the house’s creative helm in January, which continues the trend for second-in-command designers moving into the spotlight.
To be sure, Ruffieux has earned his stripes working in the wings, with a career that includes more than five years working under Sonia Rykiel — “Sonia and me, it was a love story; it was possibly the experience of my career that touched me the most” — and eight years at Dior, working respectively under John Galliano, Bill Gaytten and Raf Simons, with whom he also had a “real connection.” He was then asked to man the ship as Dior’s co-artistic director with Lucie Meier following Simons’ exit in October 2015.
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“The name of the show is GP — giant pockets,” said Karl Lagerfeld pre-show, in his backstage meeting room at @Fendi to Bridget Foley. @Bellahadid was one of the many famous faces who graced the catwalk including @Gigihadid, @Adwoaaboah, and yes, even @Kendalljenner. #wwdfashion
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“We are obsessed with Fendi and we want to share this obsession,” said CEO Serge Brunschwig to WWD. @Fendi will be releasing a new capsule collection Oct. 16 centered around the Fendi/Fila logo created by Instagram artist @Hey_reilly. Further proving the logo trend isn’t going anywhere. Link in our bio for more details. #wwdfashion