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Carven's Guillaume Henry gracefully bowing out of head role

Carven's Guillaume Henry gracefully bowing out of head role

The designer confirms the news after Thursday's runway show

The French fashion house has officially begun looking for a new creative director, following the announcement that Guillaume Henry will be departing later this year

This week, Carven has revealed that executives from the company are supposedly in talks with "several successors", continuing with the brand's future plans...

"We are going to carry on with our development in terms of store openings and segments, because our strategy is already set," Carven CEO Henri Sebaoun stated. "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. I think we have accomplished that over the last five years. 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."

Guillaume Henry has already already been linked with Nina Ricca, which is currently still looked after by Peter Copping – who is rumoured to be heading to Oscar de la Renta

Confirming the news after Thursday's runway show, Sebaoun said, "I was very happy to work with Guillaume for practically six years," explaining to WWD, "We accomplished great things together and today, one chapter is closing and a new adventure is beginning for Carven. I hope that, for his part, he will know as much joy as he has known by my side."