LVMH Acquires J.W. Anderson And Names The Designer Creative Director For Loewe

by The Daily Front Row

(NEW YORK) Following the rumors of LVMH’s desire to acquire a stake in J.W. Anderson, a solid confirmation has been made in favor of the young designer, Jonathan Anderson. Anderson will remain the majority shareholder in his namesake brand as he joins the fashion conglomerate’s fold. Pierre-Yves Roussel, the CEO and chairman of the group, decided with Delphine Arnault that the 29 year-old creative was primed for some LVMH love.

The good news for Anderson doesn’t stop there: LVMH has also named the lucky designer as the creative director of Loewe, a Spanish luxury label founded in the mid-19th century. Anderson will be replacing Stuart Vevers, who announced his departure from the label to make the jump to Coach, where he will be replacing Reed Krakoff. Originally dabbling in menswear, Anderson began his career in 2008. Not long after that, Anderson branched out into womenswear; his boys get a hefty dose of ruffles and don charming skirts, while his Spring 2014 girls were awash of textures, sheer fabrics and origami-like pieces. Recently, he also designed the Resort ’14 for Versus Versace. Bonne chance to Anderson on both major moves!

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