The fashion circle has seen a number of high-profile departures recently. Rhuigi Villaseñor, who had only been in his position for a year, announced his departure from Bally. Now, Ludovic de Saint Sernin’s tenure seems to be coming to an end earlier than expected. The 32-year-old designer is said to be at odds with the management of Ann Demeulemeester. The exact reason behind the departure has not been officially communicated yet.
Having seen the Fall/Winter 2023 collection of Ann Demeulemeester under the leadership of Ludovic de Saint Sernin, it’s clear his delicate beauty and quietly powerful style are truly unique, despite some fans of the brand feeling let down by his design direction. Notably, his “feather tube shape” design has garnered significant attention, particularly after actor and model Hunter Schafer wore it to the post-Oscars party.