Anthony Vaccarello, the brand, is taking a break. The designer announced on Tuesday morning that he has put his sexy womenswear line on hold to focus on his creative director role at Saint Laurent. His namesake label, which launched in 2008, has no plans to show during Paris Fashion Week.
"This adventure has been amazing but I now feel the need to fully focus on this new project," said the designer in an official statement. Vaccarello's final fall 2016 collection is currently available at select retailers.
With Fashion Month approaching, Vaccarello is one of three newly hired creative directors who will showcase their first collections for major French fashion houses, including Maria Grazia Chiuri for Dior and Bouchra Jarrar for Lanvin. He also joins a string of designers who have recently shuttered their eponymous businesses for new jobs at big brands. According to Suzy Menkes, Jarrar closed her six-year-old label once she landed at Lanvin.
Last year, Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant put their young label Coperni on hold to focus on revamping Courrèges, a 54-year-old brand. Around the same time, Kris Van Assche shut down his decade-old brand for his creative director role at Dior Homme. Jonathan Saunders also bid farewell to the womenswear label he founded in 2003 at the end of 2015. Though his departure stirred rumors that he was likely going to Dior, Diane von Furstenberg surprisingly announced in May that the Scottish designer was hired as DVF's first-ever chief creative officer.