Two weeks after Brognano’s departure from the helm of creative direction at Blumarine, the fashion house has ushered in a fresh leader: Walter Chiapponi. This Italian creative, with a fashion design background from the IED Istituto Europeo di Design, boasts an impressive resume, having lent his talents to renowned brands such as Givenchy, Valentino, Gucci, Miu Miu, Bottega Veneta, and Tod’s, parting ways with the latter earlier this year.
With this transition, Blumarine embarks on a new chapter, and Walter Chiapponi is poised to unveil his inaugural collection at Milan Fashion Week in February 2024.
I am delighted to have been appointed Creative Director of an iconic Italian brand that has over time outlined an idea of femininity that is defined by lightness and creativity. The chance to help establish a new era for Blumarine is an opportunity for me to embrace exciting and important new horizons, to broaden my vision and to bring meaning back to artistic expression,”– Walter Chiapponi
Photo: Blumarine – Walter Chiapponi – Portrait – ph. Julia Von Der Heide