The famed Italian label welcomes Guillaume Meilland as Design Director of Men’s RTW to complete its design team.
Salvatore Ferragamo has named Guillaume Meilland as the latest designer to join its team following the appointment last September of Paul Andrew as Design Director of Women’s Footwear and then Fulvio Rigoni as Design Director of Women’s RTW. Meliiand’s first designs will be seen this coming January.
“I am convinced that the work of these three designers, each with his own unique background but all united by their love of beautiful design and an immense, innate creativity in the service of research and innovation, will contribute to further strengthen our brand’s image…,” said Salvatore Ferragamo CEO Eraldo Poletto. “Each of the three new designers was selected for his ability to interpret the DNA of this brand which will continue to dictate how its identity is shaped in the light of its heritage and iconic style.”
Meilland began his career in 2002 at Louis Vuitton Menswear. After collaborating on several different prestigious menswear lines, in 2007 he took over men’s sportswear design for Yves Saint Laurent, and in October of the following year he was named Senior Designer of Lanvin Menswear, a position he left for Ferragamo.
“I am thrilled to be able to work for a brand as prestigious as Salvatore Ferragamo and with such an important history,” Meilland says. “This is a momentous challenge and I plan to draw on the brand’s history and heritage to create modern men’s collections that look to the future.”