Creative Director Guillaume Henry has left French fashion house Nina Ricci confirming rumors that had been circulating for the past several weeks.
“After three years of mutually gratifying creative collaboration, Nina Ricci and Guillaume Henry have together decided that the designer will depart the house after the presentation of the fall-winter 2018-19 collection,” explained the house via a statement. Adding that the label’s next collection will be designed by the in-house studio pending the arrival of a new creative director.
Guillaume Henry joined Nica Ricci in 2015 succeeding Peter Copping in the lead position. Henry went on to blend sensual looks that were lingerie-inspired with military tailoring and veiled tricorn hats in his final collection for the house.
The designer completed a postgraduate program in design at the Institut Français de la Mode after graduating from the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Appliqués Duperré. Following this, Henry worked for both Givenchy and Paule Ka eventually moving on to relaunch Carven in 2009.
Nina Ricci is a part of the Puig portfolio, who also owns Carolina Herrera, Paco Rabanne and Jean Paul Gaultier as well as licensed perfume labels including Prada, Valentino and Comme des Garçons.