Industry sources have said Ghesquiere could end his

Louis Vuitton senior canada goose outlet designer to take lead at French label Chlo

PARIS (Reuters) French fashion house Chlo is set to name as it new creative director Natacha Ramsay Levi, canada goose jacket outlet second in command to Louis Vuitton designer Nicolas Ghesquiere, canada goose outlet reviews sources told Reuters, as the industry braces for a fresh round of leadership changes.

FILE PHOTO British born designer Clare canada goose outlet sale Waight Keller appears September 29, 2013 on the runway after presenting her Spring/Summer 2014 women’s ready to wear collection for French fashion house Chloe during canada goose coats on sale Fashion Week in Paris, France. Picture taken September 29, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo

After a year marked by a series of reshuffles at labels such as Hugo Boss, Kering Yves Saint Laurent and Balenciaga and LVMH Dior and Celine amid lower luxury spending, 2017 should canada goose outlet online uk see another round of musical chairs.

The departure of Louis Vuitton canada goose outlet store uk Ramsay Levi raises questions about the future inner workings of the design studio, headed by Ghesquiere, who made his name at Balenciaga before joining Louis Vuitton in 2013.

The canada goose outlet shop appointment would also mean disruption for Richemont owned Chlo, as Ramsay Levi is associated with modern looks involving hard fabrics such as leather and synthetics, at odds with the label traditional flowing romantic silhouettes.

Citing the success of Hedi cheap canada goose uk Slimane at Yves Saint Laurent and Demna Gvasalia at Balenciaga, fashion consultants argue that a new artistic direction, if thought out well, can be good canada goose factory sale for a brand because it gets consumers attention and can help boost sales.

Chlo current creative director, Clare Waight Keller, a mother of three, decided not to renew her contract, which ends in March. Since her family moved back to London from Paris in June, she had been commuting between the two cities and wished to stop, the sources said.

Analysts estimate Chlo, Canada Goose canada goose outlet sale Richemont biggest cheap Canada Goose fashion brand, generates sales of around 400 million euros. Richemont and Chlo declined to comment. Industry sources have said Ghesquiere could end his collaboration with Louis Vuitton before his contract was up for renewal, which LVMH said was in 2018.

Ghesquiere told French TV channel Canal Plus last year he wished to create his own label canadian goose jacket but did not provide details.

In recent months, several fashion recruitment sources said Louis Vuitton executives were actively scouting for a replacement. As design director, she was the only person the studio designers and assistants regularly spoke to, as Ghesquiere rarely interacted with them directly, former studio employees told Reuters.

Ramsay Levi, who worked more than a decade with Ghesquiere at Balenciaga, on top of being his go between, understood well his canada goose outlet uk sale creative canada goose outlet in usa directions and translated them into concrete looks and products she asked designers to produce.

There has canada goose clearance sale been high staff turnover at Louis Vuitton design studio the past two years, partly due to the brand long working hours and stressful environment, former employees have told Reuters.

Many studio staff are on three month or one month renewable contracts which prevents them from having days off or compensation for over time.

WWD reported last month that Ramsay Levi was in talks with Chlo but it did canada goose outlet uk not say Waight Keller had decided not to renew her contract.

Waight Keller, who had uk canada goose outlet joined Chlo in 2011 from Pringle of Scotland where she was artistic canada goose outlet black friday director and worked at Gucci, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren, is parting ways on a high note, canada goose outlet the sources said.

Cartier owner Richemont said in November the French label a geographically broad based double digit growth rate (in half year sales), largely driven by leather, helped by the popularity of the Drew and Faye leather bags.

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