Rumours surfaced during the Paris Fashion Week that Guillaume Henry may depart Nina Ricci. Press reports eventually denied such claims and said that at this moment “the information was not effective”. However today, it is. A little more than three years after her appointment at the head of the women’s collections of Carven, in October 2014, the designer Guillaume Henry leaves Nina Ricci after presenting the collection Fall / Winter 2018-2019 during Paris parades in early March.
Guillaume Henry’s career started at Givenchy, during Julien Macdonald and Paule Ka’s era, before taking the head of Carven women’s collections where he spent five to transform the label. Young creative was . He had launched in parallel the men’s collection, clothing line which was since suspended. In the last parades for Nina Ricci, the work of Guillaume Henry’s was sprinkled with poetry in fashion editorials and praised by many celebrities such as Gigi Hadid, Beyoncé or Rihanna.
Sadly the disagreements between the artistic director and the French house were regular. The Women’s Wear Daily reported on many international “frustrations” on Guillaume Henry’s part who was disappointed with a lack of investment from Nina Ricci.