As 2020 has barely started, a first twist is emerging within the fashion world. The House Courreges, founded in the early 1960s by Andrew and Coqueline Courrèges, announced on January 3, via a press release, to separate from Yolanda Zobel, artistic director of the brand. Appointed head of the French company in February 2018, his departure is the result of a "mutual decision". " Yolanda Zobel brought the brand its vision, reflecting on a new future for this unique brand known for its avant-garde spirit ”, can we read in the official press release.
The Franco-German stylist starts her career at Giorgio Armani in 1999, before tackling collections for equally prestigious brands like Chloe, Jil sander or Acne Studios. During his time at the helm of Courreges, Yolanda Zobel presented four collections: summer 2019 and 2020, winter 2019 and a Resort 2020 collection.
During its last spring-summer 2020 fashion show unveiled in Paris in September 2019, Yolanda Zobel featured in its collection a new vinyl made from recycled seaweed. The idea: to counter plastic, iconic and home material, but also to respect the ecological initiative "Fin du Plastique" launched by Courreges in 2018. The name of the successor to Yolanda Zobel has not yet been released, but Christina Ahlers, general manager of Courreges, will be in charge of revealing the name of the new artistic director in the coming months.