Relatively unknown French designer Bruno Sialelli has been named as the new Creative Director of Lanvin. The 31-year-old becomes the fourth designer in four years to join the French fashion house.

Sialelli is well-versed in the fashion world having plied his trade at Acne Studios, Paco Rabanne and Balenciaga, as well as Loewe, and he will be charged with unifying Lanvin’s menswear and womenswear divisions as its Chinese parent company Fosun prepares to take the house in a “pivotal new direction”.

Sialli’s singular and very personal vision, his audacity, his culture, his energy and ability to build a strong creative team definitely convinced us.

Jean-Philippe Hecquet, Chief Executive at Lanvin

I am delighted and honoured to join Lanvin, a house founded by a visionary woman who, among the first French couturiers, dared to offer a global universe with a very wide field of expression. Bringing emotions through compelling stories and defining a modern attitude are going to be exciting challenges in continuing this legacy.

Bruno Sialelli

Lanvin has experienced a period of unrest since Alber Elbaz departed the brand in October 2015 after 14 years.