Luxury footwear specialist Roger Vivier used social media to announce the arrival of its new creative director, Italian designer Gherardo Felloni.
The Italian designer succeeds Bruno Frisoni, whose departure was announced early February after more than 16 years at the creative helm of the label.
Although relatively unknown to the public at large, Gherardo Felloni is an industry-renowned footwear designer who has previously worked with some of the most prestigious luxury brands.
After spells at Helmut Lang, Fendi and Miu Miu, the designer worked at Dior for five years.
He then returned to Miu Miu before taking the helm of Roger Vivier’s collections.
“Roger Vivier is the absolute reference of luxury shoes. I have always been fascinated by Mr. Vivier as a master of modernity, his ultimate chic and endless creativity. I feel honored to be part of Roger Vivier today and develop it further, respecting its heritage and tradition while adding a contemporary and modern take, something Mr. Vivier has always demonstrated,” Gherardo Felloni said on Instagram.