Wednesday, 2 March 2011
Kim Jones at Louis Vuitton - Bye bye Paul Helbers !
The British designer is the new style director of the men’s ready-to-wear division.
Changing of the guard in men's prêt à porter at Louis Vuitton. After five years of creative direction (under the supervision of Marc Jacobs) Paul Helbers leaves. The newly appointed chief designer of the studio is the British Kim Jones. Born in 1979, Jones became known for its lively and colorful style and collaborations with Topman and Umbro at first, and then as creative director of Dunhill.
His arrival at the head of Dunhill had surprised many, but Jones was able to give a more contemporary twist to the brand without upsetting his loyal fans. We will see what wiill happen at Louis Vuitton for Jones, winner (in 2006 and 2009) twice of the title as Menswear Designer of the Year by the British Fashion Council.