It’s official. After weeks of rumors, Lucas Ossendrijver, the long-time menswear designer of Lanvin, has left France’s oldest couture house, bringing down the curtain on a 14-year-run at the famous marque.
Luxury brands will increasingly have to court Chinese shoppers on their home turf, as purchases soar among a clientele who are forecast to generate nearly half the industry’s sales by 2025, a study showed on Thursday.
We caught up with the 54-year-old designer for a free-wheeling conversation on becoming a couturier, dominating the red carpet, building a fashion empire and, above all, on what makes this unique fashion autodidact tick.
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