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Changes are afoot in the world of fashion this week. Following yesterday’s announcement that Galliano will be taking the design reins at Maison Martin Margiela, it was today confirmed that Guillaume Henry will be replacing Peter Copping at womenswear label Nina Ricci. 

Henry has spent the last five years making a name for himself at Carven, previous to which he had worked at Givenchy and Paule Ka. Over the course of his time at Carven, the 35-year old French designer has helped change the identity of the brand, giving it a fresher, more youthful image. The announcement that he was leaving the house came shortly after the Spring/Summer 15 show at PFW this September, creating speculation about where his footsteps would next take him. 

Nina Ricci was founded in 1932 and has belonged to the Puig group since 2008. Peter Copping – who is tipped to be moving to Oscar de la Renta – had been Creative Director of the brand since 2009, when he took over from Olivier Theyskens.
Guillaume Henry’s time at Carven will come to an end late November, before he goes on to join Nina Ricci on the 5th of January 2015. He will his present his first collection at Paris Fashion Week in March. Needless to say we’re well and truly curious what Nina Ricci’s Autumn/Winter 15 collection will bring. 

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