FOOTWEAR brand extraordinaire Maison Roger Vivier has appointed Gherardo Felloni as its new Creative Director, with his first collection set to launch in September. Felloni moves from Miu Miu where he worked as design director of footwear, leather goods and jewellery. He has also previously worked for Helmut Lang, Fendi and Christian Dior where he designed footwear, leather goods and jewellery. The news comes as Bruno Frisoni revealed his departure from the French footwear house last month after sixteen years as Creative Director.
“Roger Vivier is the absolute reference of luxury shoes. I have always been fascinated by him and its master of modernity, its ultimate chic and its endless creativity. I feel honoured to be part of Roger Vivier today and develop it further, respecting its heritage and tradition while adding a contemporary and modern take, something Mr Vivier has always demonstrated,” said Felloni.
by Grace Calton