Michael Herz has been named artistic director of Diane von Furstenberg.
It’s a newly created role that will see him work closely with the iconic designer and be in charge of promotion, direction and design for the brand.
Ready-to-wear and accessories, global campaigns, store design and special projects will all be managed by Michael.
“As the company continues to grow – and we continue to expand our product categories – it is so important to have someone next to me who will ensure that all products with the DVF name remain true to our brand,” Diane explained to WWD.
Yvan Mispelaere had been working as creative director for the label until he left in 2012.
He was never replaced and the design team will still be led by Diane.
Prior to taking on the role with the fashion house, Michael had been working for Bally as creative director and fashion curator.
He left early last year, which was followed by rumours he was recruited by Mulberry, but this was never confirmed.
Michael worked alongside Diane for her Journey of a Dress exhibition in LA recently, which celebrated the 40th anniversary of her famous wrap design.
“I look forward to working closely with Diane and the team to continue to build a formidable ready-to-wear and accessories portfolio that is renowned all over the world,” he said.
Michael studied at the Royal College of Art in London and went on to work for names such as Falke in Germany, Guy Laroche and Aquascutum.
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