Alber's much-anticipated return
As the artistic director of Lanvin, Alber Elbaz was championed by fashion critics and female shoppers alike for his empowering, celebratory designs and positive decision-making. So the fashion industry was shocked when he was sacked in 2015.
Since then the designer has largely stayed out of the spotlight, keeping his hand in with the occasional collaboration and projects with fashion schools such as Central Saint Martins and Parsons.
But it was announced in October 2019 that the famously cheerful designer is set to return to the industry which has much missed him. His new project, AZ Fashion, will be a joint venture with Richemont, the Swiss owner of Chloé, Cartier and Dunhill. More than just a simple fashion brand, Elbaz has called it a 'dream factory' and hinted at an experimental tech element.
While the cat's not quite out of the bag yet, it's enough to have fashionable women everywhere eagerly waiting, credit cards in hand.