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Vetements Summercamp Pierre-Ange Carlotti Demna Gvasalia
Vetements SummercampPhotography Pierre-Ange Carlotti, courtesy of IDEA

Ex Margiela designer to head up Vetements’ collections

Nina Nitsche has been appointed as collection director of the brand, having spent two decades at Margiela

This season at Paris Fashion Week, one brand is particularly conspicous by its absence: Vetements. After turning away from the fashion week schedule, the brand has decided to instead hold shows in January and June as opposed to February and September – but that doesn’t mean it’s staying out of the news.

A week after announcing its second photo book in collaboration with IDEA, the now-not-so-anonymous fashion collective has made a major staff appointment. According WWD, Nina Nitsche has been given the job of brand’s collections director – which means that she’s now in charge of the design team, under the direction of Demna Gvasalia. “Now it’s becoming adult,” said Gvasalia wryly in an interview with the publication. 

Like Gvasalia himself, Nitsche is a Maison Martin Margiela alumnus, having racked up over 20 years at the famously secretive and mysterious house, a portion of which was spent working as first assistant to Martin Margiela himself. After his departure, she stepped into the role of lead designer. 

In other Vetements news, its new photobook Vetements Summercamp is being launched on Monday at the Comme des Garçons Trading Museum. The book documents a weekend the collective spent together in a French chateau with their friends and collaborators, including stylist Lotta Volkova, model Paul Hameline and DJ Clara 3000. As for the brand’s new collection – the first with Nische overseeing the design team – you’ll have to wait until January.