After 7 months of searching for a new Creative Director, Courrèges finally announced Yolanda Zobel as the newly appointed figure.
Zobel will arrive directly from Jil Sander, where she has been Head of Womenswear and Creative Management until now. She will be stepping in to replace Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant, whose departure has left an open spot since last summer. This is quite a considerable amount of time for the brand to go on without a Creative Director, therefore the first collection under Zobel’s direction, the Spring/Summer 2019, is one many are already looking forward to.
“It is a house that has inspired me and an entire generation of designers with its anti-conformism, its avant-garde spirit and its irresistible joie de vivre. […] I am deeply thrilled, moved and inspired to be given the opportunity to create a new Courrèges” said Zobel.
As a matter of fact, the brand founded in 1961 by André Courrèges and his spouse Coqueline, has recently been going through some major remodeling. Just last month, for example, Christina Ahlers was appointed as the new Chief Executive of the French Maison and it was her decision to hire Zobel in the first place.
The two have been previously working together at Acne Studios and Ahlers commented on her decision by saying that “her vision matches perfectly with the ambition of Courrèges”.