Courrèges appoints Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant as creative director duo
A new home for the Coperni pair
The recently quiet French design house, Courrèges, founded in 1961 by André Courrèges is heading for a revamp via the injection of some young fresh creatives to steer the brand into the future. Still known for its '60s modern-futuristic aesthetic that was once so influential on the fashion scene, Courrèges has been owned by advertising executives, Jacques Bungert and Frédéric Torloting since 2011. Now, its first official artistic directors since Courrèges himself have just been announced as Coperni founders, Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant.
The pair have been riding a wave of success since their two-year-old French womenswear label – Coperni – caught the attention of the judges at the LVMH prize, making the shortlist this year, as well as being snapped up by the likes of Opening Ceremony, Colette, Dover Street Market, 10 Corso Como and The Webster, for retail.
At the spritely ages of 25 and 26 the pair have decided to put their own label on ice while they dig into their new post at Courrèges', which is somewhat surprising given the promise and momentum that Coperni has been enjoying in its short life-time. Nonetheless the pair are excited to put their mark on the house of Courrèges', which we will be able to experience for the first time in October when they present their first collection for for Spring/Summer 16.
André Courrèges with a model wearing a a 1967/1968 couture look