Cacharel has a new CEO, plans to bring design back in-house, change the name of collections to Cacharel Paris, and reposition the line from designer to contemporary. Here's why this is interesting.
Usually, it’s editorial shakeups that get us all confused and inspire us to create befuddling charts and guides to recap and (at least attempt to) make sense of movement within the fashion industry. Lately, however, it seems that most of the movement is taking place at big fashion houses. Whether it’s the economy or designers getting burnt-out, it seems like a top level position opens (or gets filled) every week. From Galliano's exit from Dior to Marios Schwab's from Halston (which happened so recently we didn't have a chance to include it), here’s our little visual guide to the recent ins and outs at major fashion houses.
French brand Cacharel has had its fair share of designers rotating through the creative chair over the past 10 years or so. Founded in 1962, they pioneered the seersucker blouse on a 1963 Elle cover, are praised for their work with Liberty of London, and have put out a large range of successful perfumes (notably Anais Anais, whose campaign starred Kate Moss). Yet these deep roots seemed to wither in the new millennium and the company has since struggled through a revolving door of artistic directors.