All Designer Departure and Appointment Rumours

Ever found yourself wondering what exactly goes on in the fashion world and why those darned designers are always up and leaving their jobs, just to head on to another fashion house? Us too. It can tend to get downright confusing at times if you ask us.

Thanks to the lovely people at, here’s their handy dandy guide into who’s rumoured to be leaving an who’s being appointed in the ever-changing fashion world.

Here are just a few of the names, each of which Fashionista assumes, will hit a fever pitch during (or shortly after) the upcoming spring 2017 Fashion Month. Find the rest of the list here:

Paul Andrew to Ferragamo: Paul Andrew — who was awarded the CFDA Swarovski Award for Accessory Design this past June — is said to join Salvatore Ferragamo as the Italian house’s first-ever creative director for shoes, according to WWD. If appointed, Andrew would join the brand at a crucial time: Ferragamo’s label-wide creative director, Massimiliano Giornetti, left the label in March after 16 years; meanwhile, CEO Michele Norsa left the label and was replaced by Furla CEO Eraldo Poletto earlier this month.

Nicolas Ghesquière leaving Louis Vuitton; Jonathan Anderson to replace him: According to Reuters, Nicolas Ghesquière is reportedly planning to exit Louis Vuitton, where he has held the top design role since November 2013 following Marc Jacobs’s departure. “People in the studio are expecting [Ghesquière] to leave, possibly as early as after the October collection,” a source told the wire service.

Meanwhile, Irish designer Jonathan Anderson is allegedly in talks to replace Ghesquière. Anderson is currently creative director of his own eponymous label, J.W.Anderson, and Spanish luxury house Loewe, the latter of which is also owned by LVMH.

Calvin Klein to announce Raf Simons by August: Rumors of Raf Simons landing the top design role at Calvin Klein have been circulating for months now (see below), and it looks like said speculation still has some legs. In a new interview with Andy Cohen on Sirius XM, Calvin Klein, the person, revealed that the brand’s new creative director would be announced no later than August. According to WWD, Klein’s timeline lines up perfectly with Simons’s non-compete schedule.