In keeping with sources, the Belgian designer behind Paris-based Y/Project and in addition the new creative director of Diesel might be up subsequent after Sacai’s Chitose Abe, who is supposed to kick off the brand new technique along with her one-off couture assortment.
Requested for remark, Gaultier officers would solely say that it’s “in discussions with totally different profiles.”
The home has been coping with the coronavirus pandemic and its influence on vogue weeks. On Tuesday, it postponed the Jean Paul Gaultier x Sacai couture present for the second time, saying it could shift to July moderately than this month’s couture week, scheduled for Jan. 25 to twenty-eight.
Prized for his innovate chopping and experimental method to vogue, Martens has been on Gaultier’s radar since a minimum of 2008. That 12 months, Martens staged his graduate present at Antwerp’s Royal Academy of High quality Arts and Gaultier recruited him as junior designer for his girls’s pre-collection and the G2 males’s label. Martens went on to affix Y/Project in 2010 and took the artistic helm of that model in 2013.
Abe was chosen as Gaultier’s first visitor designer following his retirement from the runway in January 2020, and is relishing the prospect of deciphering Gaultier’s huge and eclectic oeuvre, and making the most of his atelier’s formidable knowhow.
With a profession spanning 50 years, Gaultier is considered one of French vogue’s best showmen and innovators, breaking down gender boundaries — and vogue ones, too — designing every part from denims and cone bras to tailor-made ensembles and fantastical eveningwear. He first joined the couture calendar in 1997.
Inviting serial collaborators as an alternative of a everlasting artistic director is changing into an more and more common mannequin, embraced by Moncler lately and extra lately adopted by the likes of Emilio Pucci.