Guillaume Henry

Guillaume Henry

Designer, Nina Ricci

Having crafted a new identity for Carven, during a 5-year tenure at the label, the Frenchman is now charged with reviving a slumbering Nina Ricci.

France Designers 2013 BoF 500 2013

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Having crafted a new identity for Carven, during a 5-year tenure at the label, the Frenchman is now charged with reviving a slumbering Nina Ricci.

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Biography

Guillaume Henry will become the creative director of Nina Ricci in January 2015, his first collection for the house will bow in Autumn/Winter 2015 . Although previous attempted reboots the Parisian house have stuggled to connect with ready-to-wear consumers, from his six year stint at Carven Henry has a proven track record of recasting a slumbering house's identity, and finding new generations of consumers for it.

Henry studied at the Institut Français de la Mode, on a yearlong course, in which he was taught by professionals rather than academics. "It was an intense 12 month course," he explained to Vogue.co.uk. "One day we would learn about shoes from Pierre Hardy, the next Pierre Bergé would teach us about creating a brand. All the lessons were in English so I had to develop the language quickly alongside everything else I was learning."

Following his graduation from IFM Henry was taken on at Givenchy, then under the creative direction of Julian Macdonald. Henry was part of the design team that presented Givenchy’s collections anonymously, in the interim period before the arrival of current creative director Riccardo Tisci in 2005. "Working with Riccardo was amazing. We worked very closely and I assisted him for a year but eventually I wanted to leave to re-connect with the customer. Riccardo is incredible in terms of fashion proposal and brand image but I missed meeting the client and creating everyday wardrobe pieces."

Career

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