Only a couple days after the announcement of Christophe Lemaire leaving Hermès, the search for his successor is already a topic among fashion circles, as expected, and the first names have already made their appearance.
So far, Nadège Vanhee appears to be the top choice. Staying away from the spotlight, the designer director of The Row -the brand of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen- has managed to pave her way in the industry, having worked as senior designer for Céline, during the Phoebe Philo days, and Maison Martin Margiela.
UPDATE: It’s official. Nadège Vanhee is the new designer director of Hermès. She will be taking over Christophe Lemaire’ s place after October, 1st, when the last show of Lemaire for the house is scheduled.