Lanvin’s creative director Lucas Ossendrijver has departed France’s oldest operating fashion house.
The news adds to an already turbulent few years for the French label, bought by Chinese conglomerate Fosun International in February.
Appointed under the mentorship of former creative director Alber Elbaz, Dutch designer Ossendrijver served as the creative chief of the 129-year-old brand’s menswear department for 14 years.
Elbaz, himself creative director of Lanvin’s women’s wear since 2001, left the house in October 2015 after falling out with majority shareholder Shaw-Lan Wang over the direction of the historic brand.
Elbaz’s replacement, French designer Bouchra Jarrar, left Lanvin just 16 months before her successor, Olivier Lapidus, who also stepped down after only eight months.
Bruno Sialelli, former head of Loewe menswear, is the reported favourite to replace Ossendrijver.