Confirmation of Carven's acquisition by Chinese group Icicle has been accompanied by the news that the French label will be able to keep on all of its current employees – all bar one: creative director Serge Ruffieux.
The Paris Commercial Court will deliver its decision on 12 October, but Carven seems to have found its savior in the Chinese group Icicle, with all in favour of a total takeover, FashionNetwork.com has learned.
Former Balmain CEO Emmanuel Diemoz, who was supposed to table a rescue plan for Carven, has thrown in the towel, FashionNetwork.com has learned. There are just a few days left for any potential buyers to make a move.
Nina Ricci has appointed the Hyères 2018 Festival winners Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herrebrugh to be the joint artistic directors of the house, picking two relative unknowns to helm one of Paris' most storied houses.
Potential buyers had until July 9th to come forward and FashionNetwork.com has learned that three offers have been made, including one by Carven perfume licensee Bogart. The brand, however, is keeping its options open.