Lanvin appoint ex-Sandro CEO

It has been announced that after four fantastic years at Sandro, Jean-Phillippe Hecquet will be stepping down as global chief executive to join Lanvin in the same role. Hecquet boasts over 20-years of experience in luxury fashion including 14 years at LVMH.

Recently describing the appointment as “the beginning of a new chapter”, Joann Cheng, chair of Lanvin and its majority shareholder Fosun Fashion Group, said, “We are convinced that Jean-Philippe’s extensive international experience in the luxury fashion industry, his strong entrepreneurship, and his proven managerial skills will be major assets in developing and accelerating Lanvin’s business.”

Hecquet also commented, “The heritage of Lanvin is rich and prestigious. And its DNA is unique, which gives us a beautiful opportunity to breathe new life into the oldest and perhaps most revered of the French fashion houses…Fashion is a continuous challenge, and I will bring to Lanvin my retail and fashion experience as well as my winning spirit, my passion, and a lot of ambition. I’m convinced that with a high-performing team and the strong support of Fosun Fashion Group, we will make Lanvin beat again in the hearts of our customers.”

Since the departure of Alber Elbaz, Lanvin has struggled to maintain its revival; in just over two years, the brand has hired and departed ways with two creative directors, a fact we’re sure will be at the forefront of Hecquet’s mind.