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Joseph Expands Menswear, Hires Givenchy Designer




Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Fashion Designers, News

Joseph Fall/Winter 2014London-based label Joseph is developing their menswear, and they've hand-picked former Givenchy designer Mark Thomas to head the collection (go big or go home, right?) - the first position of its kind at the brand.

"Joseph has huge menswear potential. At the moment, there are a few pieces and separates, but they feel like fill-ins almost. It's been great to have the opportunity to go into a collection where the direction isn't fully formed. At Givenchy, there was a clear direction which you had to follow. It's super exciting to be here," Thomas - who also worked at Neil Barratt and Burberry - said.

Thomas has begun working closely with Joseph's current creative director, Louise Trotter, in order to craft the menswear line with a similar aesthetic to the womenswear collection: black and white, unisex, and very English and French. "I'd be working on my men's and Louise would say, 'I love that, I want that for women's.' So that's what we did. We just reduced the size; it's just like stealing from your boyfriend," Thomas added.

Read More | Vogue

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