The Paco Rabanne House has announced the appointment of Lydia Maurer as the new Artistic Director of its Women’s Ready-to-Wear.
Lydia Maurer was born in Germany of a Colombian mother and a German father. She travelled throughout her childhood, following her parents between Europe and South America. At sixteen she established in Paris.
In 2006, freshly graduated from Studio Berçot, Lydia started working for Yves Saint Laurent. A change of scenery the following year with the launch and development of Rue du Mail, with designer Martine Sitbon. In 2010, Lydia Maurer joined the Givenchy Womens-ready-to-Wear studio where she took care of the capsule collection, capturing the essence of Riccardo Tisci’s vision. Last November, Lydia Maurer took the reins at the Paco Rabanne studio.
The Paco Rabanne House has declared: ‘We are very happy to welcome Lydia Maurer. Her determination and her unique sensitivity in terms of the artistic and experimental universe of Paco Rabanne will enable us to pursue the renewal of our House in the long term. We are confident that her personal vision and talent will position Paco Rabanne amongst the most desirable avant-garde fashion brands in the very near future.’
Lydia Maurer has confided: ‘It is a great honor to be taking on the artistic direction of such an emblematic house at the heart of Parisian creation. Monsieur Rabanne created his clothing as a means of expressing the singularity of each woman. He invented a timeless, unique and sensual style inspired by art and architecture. This is the ongoing creative spirit that I wish to convey in my work for the House.’
Lydia Maurer will present her first Spring/Summer 2013 collection in Paris this upcoming October.Leave a Comment