Graeme Black, the Scottish designer who walked away with this year's Scottish Fashion Award and put in significant time at both Armani and Ferragamo, has just been appointed a "Creative Consultant" for Boss Black, the more formal section of Hugo Boss' womenswear collection. Apparently, the only thing that made him stop and question whether or not it was the right move was the idea of once again traveling for work, but he'll be able to keep his eponymous collection, which Tim Blanks called, "strictly old-school," while going back and forth to Germany. Hopefully he'll bring something new school, and less old-money, to Hugo Boss, maybe even a spark or two? Black's first collection for the label will debut next February for AW10.
Rumor: Graeme Black is the New Designer of Gianfranco Ferre
London-based designer Graeme Black is the new creative director of the Gianfranco Ferre fashion house, according to Grazia UK fashion director Paula Reed, who tweeted the news earlier today. Black will replace Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi, who were let go in April of this year. Based in London, the Scottish designer spent several years in Milan, climbing the ranks at Giorgio Armani until he was appointed head of womenswear for Salvatore Ferragamo in 2003.