Following the departure of Carven’s design duo Alexis Martial and Adrien Caillaudaud in October last year, the brand has appointed Swiss born designer, Serge Ruffieux as their new Creative Director of women’s ready-to-wear, accessories and shoes.

Set to start at the beginning of February, Ruffieux is to make the move from Dior, where he has held a secure spot as the head of design for women’s ready-to-wear and haute couture for over a decade. Ruffieux previously worked for Moschino, as well as a brief stint acting as the right hand man to the late designer Sonia Rykiel.

Speaking of Ruffieux’s appointment, Carven CEO Sophie de Rougemont said:

“It is with great pleasure that I welcome Serge Ruffieux as the new creative director of Carven. His innate sense of modernity married to his impeccable and exacting couture techniques are in absolute synchronicity with Carven’s fabled heritage of Parisian chic and effortless elegance.”

Upon arrival at Carven,  Ruffieux will debut his new role in the production of their resort 2018 line, which will be showcased at Paris Fashion Week this October.

In a recent statement, Ruffieux expressed his excitement about his new position at Carven and the admiration he has for founder Marie Louise Carven who passed away in 2015 aged 105:

“I am thrilled to embrace my new creative role at Carven, feeling a real affinity for Madame Carven and her vision of fashion. I look forward and am very honoured to be leading the creative direction of the House as it enters a new chapter.”