After four years as an artistic director at Hermès, Christopher Lemaire left the French luxury fashion house. The designer, who took the helm in the 2010 from Jean Paul Gaultier´s departure, will present his final womenswear collection for Hermès during the upcoming S/S 2015 Paris Fashion Week season in October.

"Working for Hermès has been a great pleasure: a profoundly enriching experience on both a human and professional level," Lemaire said today. "I am proud of what we have built together. My own label is growing in an important way and I now really want and need to dedicate myself to it fully.", was his statement.

"I am very grateful to Christophe for the passion with which he has addressed and enriched the expression of our house in women's ready-to-wear," Axel Dumas, Hermès CEO, added. "Under his artistic direction the métier has renewed its aesthetic and produced very satisfactory financial results. I wish him the greatest success with his own label which is so close to his heart".

Now I do not know if to be sad, because as Axel Dumas also said, Christophe helped the famous saddler and leather luxury goods brand to define the ready-to-wear collection with an elegant and rich in a not loud way aesthetic. Or on the other hand very happy, because now he can  be 100% focused into his marvellous eponymous brand.

/ Photo by Paul Wetherell /

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