Bruno Sialelli, the talented 35-year-old French designer, is set to leave his position as creative director at Lanvin after four years. Sialelli joined the historic fashion house in January 2019, becoming the youngest designer to helm Lanvin. During his tenure, he infused the brand with youthful energy and a modern attitude, drawing inspiration from medieval motifs, manga, and various other sources.
Sialelli’s collections have been worn by celebrities such as Claire Danes and DeWanda Wise, and he has been credited with bringing a fresh perspective to the oldest continuously operating fashion house in France, founded by Jeanne Lanvin in 1889. Prior to joining Lanvin, Sialelli worked in the menswear division at Loewe and held positions at Balenciaga, Acne Studios, and Paco Rabanne.
His departure comes as Lanvin undergoes a strategic shift, focusing more on leather goods, accessories, and special projects. The brand is also launching Lanvin Lab, a collaborative initiative that will see the fashion house partnering with international creative talents alongside its mainline ready-to-wear collections showcased at Paris Fashion Week. The first guest talent for this new initiative is expected to be announced soon.
During his time at Lanvin, Sialelli successfully combined elements and layers that had never been seen together before, creating unique and innovative designs. His debut collection for the women’s fall 2019 season blended medieval motifs with manga, while his second men’s collection mixed nautical pieces with chunky skater shoes, showcasing a blend of romantic and youthful spirits.
As Sialelli steps down from his role at Lanvin, the fashion world eagerly awaits news of his next move and the future direction of the iconic French fashion house.