The house of Azzaro has appointed Olivier Theyskens to be its new Artistic Director, in a surprise move sure to receive an enthusiastic response as he is regarded as one of the industry’s most naturally gifted designers.
The womenswear label, in the midst of being relaunched after the acquisition by French businessman Xavier Marie 18 months ago, has put former Azzaro designer Maxime Simoëns in charge of its collections.
One year after his M.X boutique opened in Paris, d'Azzaro's creative director has confirmed that his menswear brand, which is also available in multi-brand stores and, as of this week, online, is off to a good start.
Paris Menswear Season opens Wednesday with five days of catwalk excitement, and five new debutants on the official calendar, with the capital in an optimistic mood following the victory Emmanuel Macron and his new party.
Familiars names like Azzaro and Ronald van der Kemp will take guest turns on the Paris Couture runway this July, as will some newcomers — Belgian label A.F. Vandervost and American labels Proenza Schouler and Rodarte.