Serge Ruffieux confirmed his departure from the role of Creative Director at French label Carven today. The fashion designer, who previously worked as Head Designer for Christian Dior’s women’s ready-to-wear, said on Instagram: “I have cherished these past 18 months at Carven, a big thank you to my team; the creatives, the studio and the ateliers. I wish the house all the best”.
The news first broke out on October 19, a few days after Carven was acquired by the Chinese apparel company Icicle. Fashion news publication WWD had access to a document by the Paris commercial court which said the 4.3 million euro deal covered job contracts for 72 out of Carven’s 73 employees -- all but Ruffieux. In response, Icicle said in a statement that it recognizes Ruffieux’s “great talent”, but needed time to evaluate the brand’s style for the future.
The fashion designer did not reveal what he’ll be doing next.