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Designer duo go at French fashion label Carven

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French fashion label Carven parted company Monday with the duo of young designers who took over at the helm just 18 months ago.


Adrien Caillaudaud and Alexis Martial - © PixelFormula


Alexis Martial and Adrien Caillaudaud left "by mutual agreement" the Paris house said in a brief statement only weeks after their latest spring-summer show.

Carven -- one of French fashion's success stories of recent years -- said it would announce the appointment of a new artistic director later.

The parting of the ways is the latest in a long line of "revolving door" changes at the top of well-known houses.

Earlier this month Australian Justin O'Shea left Brioni after only six months amid critical coolness over his plans to give "James Bond's tailor" a controversial hard-rock makeover.

Both Martial and Caillaudaud -- who were seen as a part of an emerging generation of thrusting young Paris designers -- had previously worked at Givenchy.

They succeeded Guillaume Henry who left Carven to lead Nina Ricci having revamped the brand's sleepy image in his five years in charge.

Carven -- which was bought out in May by the Hong Kong-based Bluebell luxury group -- halted its men's line in July.

 

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