We can’t say that we saw this coming!
One-time John Galliano intern Haider Ackermann and Ann Demeulemeester have each split from their parent company, BVBA 32, and are now independent firms according to Vogue UK. [Haider Ackermann] has fully matured over the years, becoming a fully stable and independent business on it’s own,” said Anne Chapelle, the Belgian investor behind BVNA 32. “This is a question of internal optimization, enabling both brands full freedom to grow.”
Perhaps this move is to make way for Ackermann transition to Chanel? Karl Lagerfeld did tell Numero that he thought Ackermann could be his successor at the French fashion house.
We’ll be sure to keep our eye on these two!