Marco Zanini’s out at Halston, Peter Som might be out at Bill Blass, and today WWD reports that Matthew Williamson is leaving Emilio Pucci. Designers leave big fashion houses in threes, right? Or something. Williamson wants to focus on his own label, Matthew Williamson, which is opening its first U.S. flagship in the meatpacking district next year. He became creative director at Pucci three years ago when Christian Lacroix left, and now execs are reportedly considering design assistants to take Williamson’s place. If that’s the case, we hope they let video cameras in and turn it into Project Runway, But, You Know, for Real.
This shake-up just weeks before Fashion Week really shakes us up. How many designer-less collections are we in for this season, hm fashion industry? Let’s not forget how badly it worked out for Gianfranco Ferré in February.