After three seasons, Haider Ackermann is out as creative director of Berluti, WWD reports. As it stands, the LVMH subsidiary has yet to name his successor, although many are speculating that it could very well be Kris Van Assche.
“Haider has been at the core of the evolution of Berluti’s collections and image these past few seasons,” says Antoine Arnault, chief executive officer of Berluti. “I want to thank him for everything he has accomplished since his arrival. His feel for materials, colors, and his wonderful shows will always be linked to the history of the house”
Addressing his departure, Ackermann stated, “I am immensely proud to have been able to put my creativity at the service of this house with an exceptional knowhow, whilst working with a passionate team. I thank them for their commitment.”
Again, Ackermann’s surprise move away from Berluti could open the door for Kris Van Assche, who recently left Dior Homme following an 11-year stint. Earlier this month, LVMH insisted that the Belgian designer would be holding a new position within the company.
Ackermann joined Berluti back in 2016 and showed his first collection with the label just last year. Berluti, who does not share sales specifics by brand, reported “solid growth” for its most recent full-year results, WWD points out.
For more on Ackermann’s departure, follow on over to WWD.
Also, brush up on ‘Highsnobiety Magazine’ Issue 13 with cover star Haider Ackermann.
- Source: WWD
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