Throughout her career, French designer Vanessa Seward has lent her talents to some of the best fashion houses in the business: She worked under Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel and for Tom Ford during his first years at Yves Saint Laurent before heading to Azzaro where she helped launch ready-to-wear.
Lately, she's been consulting and has worked on a number of capsule collections with well-loved French contemporary brand A.P.C. In fact, A.P.C.'s founder Jean Touitou is such a fan of Seward that he and his company are using their resources to help her launch her first eponymous label.
Seward will launch a full collection of ready-to-wear and accessories in the fall of 2015, following a presentation at Paris Fashion Week next February. Her new label is supported logistically and financially by A.P.C., according to a release from the brand. Touitou describes Seward's line as "sensible luxury," and we're betting that her elegant, laid-back pieces will become go-tos for all of the cool Parisian girls—and those who want to dress like them.
Seward has released five collections in collaboration with A.P.C., and the sixth (and final) range will be presented during Fashion Week in September.