Tuesday 9th February

| BY Paul Toner

Charles de Vilmorin is the New Creative Director of Rochas

There’s no stopping Charles de Vilmorin! Not even two weeks since the emerging talent showed his debut namesake collection on the Haute Couture schedule, the designer has been announced as the new creative director of Rochas.

Freshly graduated from École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, the designer dropped his first collection straight to Instagram back in May, which garnered the attention of both Jean Paul Gaultier and Jean-Charles de Castelbajac. Fast forward nine months – with a coveted spot on the inaugural GucciFest between then – and Vilmorin is already the head of a Parisian house (and he’s only 24!)

“I am extremely honoured to be joining the Maison Rochas as Creative Director,” says de Vilmorin, who will present his first collection for SS22. “Rochas is a brand that holds a special place in my heart, due to both deep personal family ties and the label’s heritage which I find so rich and inspiring. I can’t wait to bring my personal touch and reinterpret the codes of this beautiful Maison.” Congrats Charles, we’re ecstatic to see what your future holds.

Portrait by Melanie Doh.