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Serge Ruffieux Out at Carven

PARIS — Fashion’s revolving door has pivoted again, with Carven’s Serge Ruffieux confirming his departure from the label via an Instagram post on Monday.
“I have cherished these past 18 months at Carven, a big thank you to my team; the creatives, the studio and the ateliers. I wish the house all the best,” said the designer. He had been in the creative driving seat of the brand for three seasons. The post was accompanied by a black-and-white image of a woman’s face with a shadow of a chain marking her cheek, like a tear.
The house in a brief statement thanked the designer for his creative input and collaboration.
As reported, Ruffieux’s contract was not part of a 4.2 million-euro deal presented by Carven’s new Chinese owner, Icicle, and approved by a Paris commercial court in mid-October, following a tumultuous bankruptcy chapter for the historic French house.
The deal with Icicle, which includes Carven’s wholesale business — that generates 80 percent of total sales — along with its five stores and e-commerce activity, covered job contracts for 72 out of 73 employees — all but Ruffieux.
Icicle at the time released a statement saying that while it recognizes Ruffieux’s great talent, “we need time to

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