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Carven begins search for successor to Guillaume Henry

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French fashion label Carven has begun its hunt for a new creative director,

after Guillaume Henry announced his impending exit from the brand. Henry presented his final collection for Carven on Thursday during Paris Fashion Week, and has been the label's only creative director since it's relaunch in 2009.

Carven officially confirmed late last week that Henry was ending his five year tenure at the artistic helm of the label as of November this year. Since then, several sources have speculated his next role will be leading the design team a Nina Ricci, a role that is currently held by Peter Copping, who is said to be leaving Ricci for Oscar de la Renta.

“We are going to carry on with our development in terms of store openings and segments, because our strategy is already set,” explained Carven's CEO Henri Sebaoun to Vogue following Henry's announcement. “Carven is a creative brand. My main objective when I bought Carven was to bring it back to the forefront of fashion by setting trends...the idea is to keep up that ambition, so naturally we will be recruiting a new artistic director to represent the house. For the time being, I am in discussions. I don't want to confuse speed and haste.”

Nina Ricci