Christophe Lemaire departs Hermès

Christophe Lemaire departs Hermès

Following four years at the house

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It has been announced today that Hermès and Christophe Lemaire, Artistic Director of the label’s women's ready-to-wear since June 2010, have decided to end their collaboration after presenting their Spring/Summer 2015 collection

Set to show on October 1, the Hermès SS15 collection will mark the culmination of the association of the brand and its creative force behind womenswear, which, over the past four years, has helped to define the style and elegance of the house's signature.

Christophe Lemaire said; "Working for Hermès has been a great pleasure: a profoundly enriching experience on both a human and professional level. I am proud of what we have built together. My own label is growing in an important way and I now really want and need to dedicate myself to it fully."

Axel Dumas, Chief Executive Officer of Hermès, commented; "I am very grateful to Christophe for the passion with which he has addressed and enriched the expression of our house in women's ready-to-wear. Under his artistic direction the métier has renewed its aesthetic and produced very satisfactory financial results. I wish him the greatest success with his own label which is so close to his heart".

Lemaire was also the man behind the commercial resurgence of Lacoste, before replacing Jean-Paul Gaultier at the prestigious heritage house of Hermès – who had previously been at the label for seven years. There is no word yet as to who will be next to take on the role. 

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