Dutch duo Rushemy Botter announced to take over Nina Ricci

The LVMH Prize-nominated designers were announced as the Parisian house’s new artistic directors this morning

Earlier this year, at niche fashion festival Hyères, Dutch design duo Rushemy Botter – founded by Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herrebrugh – snatched up the main fashion award, as chosen by Haider Ackermann. Following that, they made it to the final of this year’s prestigious LVMH Prize – along with the likes of Charles Jeffrey, Eckhaus Latta, and Dazed 100 designer Ludovic de Saint Sernin

Now, the pair have been announced as the new artistic directors of Parisian house Nina Ricci, giving them even more reason to celebrate. A slightly surprising appointment for a house that has been around for over 80 years, the president of Puig – the conglomerate that owns Ricci – told WWD: “We were looking for someone unique”. 

“We aim to create a new spirit, a spirit of our times, effortless yet sophisticated, strong yet positive,” the designers shared on their vision for the house following their appointment. The duo’s first collection won’t debut until pre-fall 2019, with their first show taking place during the AW19 season at PFW. Congratulations to the two designers, and we look forward to seeing what they have in store.