Carven Artistic Directors Resign After 4 Seasons

Carven has announced that both Alexis Martial and Adrien Caillaudaud have resigned as artistic directors of the brand.

According to an article on WWD, Paris brand Carven has announced in a statement that both Alexis Martial and Adrien Caillaudaud have resigned as co-artistic directors of the brand.

Martial’s and Caillaudaud’s resignations come just after 4 seasons with the brand. The Carven Spring/Summer 2017 collection, shown during Paris Fashion Week in September, was their last for the brand.

Martial and Caillaudaud, who had both met at the Atelier Chardon Savard fashion school in Paris and went on to work at Givenchy, replaced Guillame Henry. Henry left Carven about two years ago to work at Nina Ricci.


Martial began working at Givenchy about 10 years ago as a knitwear designer for the brand’s ready to wear and Couture collections.

Caillaudaud began working at Givenchy 2 years after Martial after having worked for Marc Jacobs designing shoes. Caillaudaud was responsible for designing accessories including jewelry, leather goods, and men’s and women’s shoes. He has more recently consulted for Tod’s and Jil Sander.

There have been many resignations and new hires in fashion since last year. Peter Dundas recently resigned as creative director of Roberto Cavalli and Justin O’Shea left Brioni a week before that.

Also, last year the average time someone worked at a brand before resigning seemed to be about 3 years or so. Now, it seems as if it’s a couple of seasons. Dundas resigned after 3 seasons with Roberto Cavalli and O’Shea left Brioni after just six months.

Carven says that a new artistic director will be announced on a later date.

So, what do you think? Who will replace Alexis Martial and Adrien Caillaudaud at Carven?  Let me know in the comments below. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to get new posts sent directly to your inbox and follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat.

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