Former Balmain CEO Emmanuel Diemoz, who was supposed to table a rescue plan for Carven, has thrown in the towel, FashionNetwork.com has learned. There are just a few days left for any potential buyers to make a move.
Nina Ricci has appointed the Hyères 2018 Festival winners Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herrebrugh to be the joint artistic directors of the house, picking two relative unknowns to helm one of Paris' most storied houses.
Potential buyers had until July 9th to come forward and FashionNetwork.com has learned that three offers have been made, including one by Carven perfume licensee Bogart. The brand, however, is keeping its options open.
Nina Ricci ended its relationship with Guillaume Henry on Thursday, bringing to an end his role as creative director of the Paris fashion house, after a critically muted tenure at the storied French brand.
A pall hung over the Nina Ricci show in Paris. The evening before, the house officially denied a trade newspaper report that this would be the last show by its designer. Nonetheless, an air of finality about the event.