Paco Rabanne womenswear designer, Lydia Maurer, has left the brand. She held the position for the last year. Maurer was promoted from her role as studio design director in June 2012, following the departure of former creative director Manish Arora. The German-born designer first joined the brand in November 2011, listing Yves Saint Laurent and Givenchy as past work experiences.
“Maurer’s determination and her unique sensitivity in terms of the artistic and experimental universe of Paco Rabanne are going to enable us to pursue the renewal of our house in the long term,” said a spokesperson for the label at the time of her promotion. “We are confident that her personal vision and talent will position Paco Rabanne amongst the most desirable avant-garde fashion brands in the very near future.”
Maurer’s next move has yet to be confirmed and a successor for the brand has yet to be named, reports WWD.