LVMH Is No Longer Backing Young French Designer Maxime Simoens
Will the luxury firm's other investments work out better?
LVMH Confirms Minority Stake in Young Designer Maxime Simoens
Twenty-eight-year-old French couturier Maxime Simoens will debut his first ever ready-to-wear collection in Paris on March 3, thanks to a little financial boost from mega luxury conglomerate LVMH, who yesterday confirmed its investment in Simoens's young label.
Bernard Arnault to Invest In Former Dior Candidate Maxime Simoens
Twenty-seven year old French designer Maxime Simoens may not be going to Dior anytime soon, but LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault may still be courting him for something. WWD's Miles Socha is reporting that Arnault is investing in Simoens' eponymous label, which is only two years old. Quite a departure from Arnault's recent targets like Bulgari and Hermès.
UPDATE: Rumor: Young French Designer Maxime Simoens Leaving Leonard, Is in Talks With Dior
Another day, another designer leaves his job to maybe go to Dior. Stefano Pilati isn't the only designer showing his final collection for his French fashion house employer in Paris today. However, in the case of young French designer Maxime Simoens, it is also his first. Simoens began his role as creative director of Leonard last October and showed his first collection for the brand today, just as WWD reports he is expected to part ways with the brand. Why so soon?