Colette, the apex of Parisian Fashion, is set to close its doors for the final time on December 20th. The boutique, founded in 1997 by Colette Roussaux, has long been a strong advocate of new emerging labels as well as collaborating with the highest names in fashion & design. A statement released Wednesday read “As all good things must come to an end, after 20 wonderful years, Colette should be closing its doors on December 20th.” The company cited retirement plans for the founder, Colette Roussaux, who ran the store with her daughter, Sarah Andelman, and made it one of fashion’s favorite new-style family businesses. “Colette Roussaux has reached the time when she would like to take her time; and Colette cannot exist without Colette”, referring to the store requiring its founder. It is believed Saint Laurent is set to take over the space on Rue Saint Honore.
Olivier Lapidus is set to replace Bouchra Jarrar as Artistic Director at Lanvin after Jarrar completed just two collections for the house. Olivier has previously held the role of Artistic Director at Balmain Homme during the mid 80’s as well as a decade long tenure at his fathers design house Maison Lapidus. He also designs furniture, objects, glassware and lighting for lifestyle brands. The designer is known for his innovative approach to his designs, his own house Creation Olivier Lapidus is described as an e-couture house due to it being predominantly based on the web. “When we began discussions, Lanvin was interested by my Internet approach,” said Lapidus. “New technologies can be very pertinent for the oldest couture house in France. Clearly there is something innovative to tap there in terms of positioning and communications.”. His first collection will be presented along side the spring / summer 18 shows in Paris.