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Anthony Vaccarello and Anja Rubik
Anthony Vaccarello and Anja RubikPhotography by Lea Colombo

Anthony Vaccarello is closing his brand for now

The designer reveals why he’s putting his label on hold

Belgian-Italian fashion designer Anthony Vaccarello, known for his sexy, body-conscious and often black designs, has just revealed that he is shuttering his brand.

According to a statement from the eight-year-old label, the designer is putting it on hold so that he can focus on his new responsibilities at Saint Laurent, where he was appointed creative director in April.

As well as thanking those who have supported the label, Vaccarello said, “This adventure has been amazing but I now feel the need to fully focus on this new project.”

As for this new project, Vaccarello will make his Saint Laurent debut at Paris Fashion Week in early October. While the designer has already done a campaign for the house, hinting at a sexy new era for the house, it’s yet to be seen how he takes Hedi Slimane’s youth culture-infused mantle.

Head to the gallery above to see Anthony Vaccarello’s AW16 (and last, for now) collection for his brand.