Marc Jacob’s Exodus from Louis Vuitton

FILE - Marc Jacobs to Leave Louis VuittonAfter 16 years creative directing with the prestigious fashion house, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs took his final bow at Paris Fashion Week. The American designer will be focusing on his namesake label. There has been speculating based on a potential departure, but it has became a reality. Throughout his tenure with the label, Jacobs created their first garment collection along with transforming Louis Vuitton from a dusty leather goods brand to one of the most virtuous labels in the world. His directional designs and collaborations with artists like Takashi Murakami, Pharrell WIlliams, Kanye West, Steven Sprouse, and Yayoi Kusama helped with their popularity to new heights!

I am not sure if it has anything to do with the market shift and 6% decline in sales or what. Bittersweet emotions would rise to those who had admire the collections throughout the years. This is like the same feeling we all had with Nicholas Ghesquiere left Balenciaga. It not easy seeing a major component from a label to depart. However, I strongly believe this is also a liberating moment for him. At the current moment, there is not confirmation on whose will replace the throne to the Parisian fashion house. One thing for certain is no one can deny the legacy he has built with the company.

Fashion Alert: Nicolas Ghesquiére leaving Balenciaga

Nicolas Ghesquiere leaving the Balenciaga brand was something I was not expecting. To be honest, I am traumatized. Every since 1997, he has taken the brand back to relevancy with his crazy work ethic and extreme lovely designs and fabric, at the age of 23 (not bad for a self-made designer).

I am not sure if I am the only person feeling like this, but I am kinda tired of hearing about this musical chairs shifting one designer to the next fashion house. There has been rumor the departure has been based off of creative differences with Balenciaga’s owner, PPR. I have not been totally amazed about the menswear throughout the past few collections, but the womenswear ready-to-wear collection has always been consistent.  Ghesquiere’s departure from the company will be by the end of the month. Anyone who is taken his place has some big heels shoes to fill in.

“Iron Will”