Following several high-profile departures in the past few months — Christopher Bailey at Burberry and Phoebe Philo at Céline — tonight another joins the fray as Kim Jones is announces departure from Louis Vuitton.
Jones has helmed Louis Vuitton menswear since 2011 and will show his last collection for the brand this Thursday at Paris Men's Fashion Week.
His name is no stranger to most as his collections are covetable by both men and women worldwide, across all subcultures. Recently, Jones made a bold move of crossing luxury with streetwear with his Louis Vuitton x Supreme capsule collection, which caused a global phenomenon.
The designer will officially be exiting the brand in March 2018.
In a statement, Michael Burke, chairman and chief executive of Louis Vuitton says, "It has been a huge privilege to work with Kim. His ability to set trends is impeccable and his talent and determination have ensured that Louis Vuitton is firmly placed as the leading brand in luxury menswear today.
"All of us who have been fortunate to work with Kim wish him continued success in his next venture."
While not official, there have been speculations that Kim will be heading to Burberry to replace Christopher Bailey as the Chief Creative Officer. Stay tuned for more!