Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Kim Jones appointed Head of Men Ready-toWear Studio at Louis Vuitton

After Dai Fujiwara stepped down from his role as creative director at Issey Miyake and John Galliano fired from Dior, it looks like more changes will take place within the fashion industry,starting with this one!

This time is Paul Helbers, the Head of Men's Ready-to-Wear studio at Louis Vuitton, who has decided to move on and pursue further projects. Since 1997 Helbers has been working under the artistic direction of Marc Jacobs and together have managed to double the activity and presence of the Louis Vuitton menswear line.

The longstanding fashion house have already appointed British menswear designer Kim Jones as the Head of the Ready-to Wear studio who will start work immediately under the direction of Marc Jacobs.Jones who has been awarded the prestigious Menswear Designer of the Year award by the British Fashion Council twice in 2006 and 2009, was previously creative director at Dunhill and has worked on projects for numerous brands including McQueen, Mulberry and Umbro.

We can't wait to see what Jacobs and Jones come up with next season.We're sure it will be magical!

By Andreas Menelaou Features Assistant

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