Francesco Risso will become creative director of the label.
The designer had most recently been freelancing after running his own label and working at Cerruti and Jack Wills.
The departures come at a time when Kellwood’s parent, Sun Capital Partners, has been exploring an initial public offering for the contemporary brand.
Proenza Schouler’s designers talked about their decade in fashion and their talent for finding the right partners, both creative and financial.
In keeping with a “Gentlewoman” theme, the new women’s design team worked in an assortment of luxury materials, fabrics and patterns.