Paris, France, July 7h 2011 –
As part of its development strategy, Robert Clergerie announces the appointment of renowned fashion designer, Roland Mouret as the new Creative Director of Robert Clergerie.
Roland Mouret, who already worked with the founder Mr. Robert Clergerie in the past, demonstrates the determination with which the new shareholders, Fung Brands Limited and Jean-Marc Loubier, intend to position Robert Clergerie in the universe of international shoes and accessories.
Roland Mouret, partner with Simon Fuller’s XIX Entertainment Ltd., has firmly established himself as one of the most influential and sought after fashion designers. As one of the leading lights of the demi-couture movement, Roland Mouret has evolved his technique of draping and structure to meet the growing demands of modern ready-to-wear. His designs are also sought after by celebrities as diverse as Scarlett Johansson, Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett and Uma Thurman among many others.
Jean-Marc Loubier comments: “This collaboration between Roland Mouret and Robert Clergerie is ideal in the sense that both represent a creative process that never compromises on quality and integrity of know-how”.
Robert Clergerie comments: “I’m delighted to see Roland Mouret at the head of the creation of the Maison that I created. It is a great symbol to see such perspectives, with a talent who already knows and loves our company.”
Roland Mouret comments: “To be the Creative Director of Robert Clergerie, is an incredible opportunity. For so many people it’s such an important brand and held in the highest affection, as is Robert Clergerie himself. This is a chance for me to work with a master on the art and craft of shoe design and to be part of the special relationship that women have with their shoes.”
About Clergerie Group
Robert Clergerie is one of the most respected shoe design houses, with over 30 years of innovation and many awards in recognition for its long-standing commitment to creative excellence. The Clergerie Group owns three brands: Robert Clergerie (women’s), Fenestrier (men’s) and Espace (mid-market women’s). Also owner of 20 shops located primarily in France, and also in the United Kingdom, Spain, Switzerland Belgium and the United States. The Group currently employs 200 people, and its production workshop was established in Romans, South of France in 1895.
Jean-Marc Loubier is the CEO of Fung Brands Limited. He is a recognized executive in luxury fashion and retail arenas, with extensive international expertise. He also invests in relevant companies in this field. Over a 16 year period, he held key managing positions within the LVMH Group, notably as Directeur General Adjoint of Louis Vuitton Malletier, and as President and CEO of Céline. He joined the Escada Group as Group CEO in Munich in 2007 where he implemented a major restructuring program. Since 2008 he has been advising and restructuring international companies in Asia and Europe.
About Roland Mouret
For over a decade Roland Mouret has firmly established himself as a leading light in international design. With awards including British Designer of the Year, and his work is praised around the world for its originality and his unique vision of women’s sensuality, embodied by the “Galaxy Dress”. In September 2006 Roland Mouret entered a partnership with Simon Fuller’s XIX Entertainment Ltd. enabling him to rethink how, when and where to create and show his collections. Roland Mouret opened his first flagship store at 8 Carlos Place, in February 2011, in London’s Mayfair, housing the brand’s complete Womenswear and Menswear collections.
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