LVMH DESIGNER SWAP

Thanks to my friend Tanya, read this article from WWD about news on potential designer swapping amongst the labels of LVMH - surfacing around the fashion world of late. Rumor has it that seasoned Louis Vuitton Creative Director - Marc Jacobs will move to greener pastures taking the seat that John Galliano vacated as the Creative Director of Dior. If this transition does happen, this will mean Jacobs will end his now 14-year stint with Louis Vuitton. Who then will potentially take his place if this change does happen? Rumor has it that the master designer behind the revival of Céline, Phoebe Philo, is in talks to take the helm.

My thoughts? Personally I think Marc Jacobs has the experience and creative panache to take over Dior. On the other hand, I'm outraged about the rumor of moving Phoebe Philo from Céline to LV. After the amazing work she's done to bring back the brand in a year, I personally think she should stay with it and keep on building this iconic and strong brand! This decision can potentially mean Céline suicide, with LV left as the only beneficiary!

I'm all for Marc Jacobs' move to Dior but please, they shouldn't move Phoebe to Louis Vuitton! She should continue her amazing work with Céline given the huge potential of the brand. Well, as with any business, decisions have to be made - with supporters and detractors from both sides. We'll just have to wait with bated breath to see what happens.