Peter Copping announced as Lanvin’s new Artistic Director

THE FRENCH couture house Lanvin has announced Peter Copping as its new Artistic Director.

Copping will take on the role at the house starting September this year and lead the brand’s menswear and womenswear collections.

The former Central Saint Martins and Royal College of Art graduate began his career at Sonia Rykiel, followed by his decade-long experience at Louis Vuitton, which concluded with his role as Creative Director at Nina Ricci and Oscar de la Renta. More recently, Copping took on the role of Head of Couture at Balenciaga, followed by Head of VIP and Special Projects. 

Lanvin has a long-established history with 135 years behind it and a rich tradition. Over the last two years, the brand has chosen to grow with its customers and reframe itself within a contemporary landscape.

Peter Copping for Lanvin

Copping brings his extensive experience as a contemporary couturier to Lanvin, making him the perfect candidate to magnify the house’s evolved ethos of bringing radical chic to French refinement.  

Peter Copping praises both Jeanne Lanvin and the atelier, speaking of his enthusiasm to start this new chapter with the French couture house. Additionally, the Lanvin Group is thrilled for Copping to take on the role and bring to the team his unwavering talent and abilities to redefine the house codes with ambitious curiosity and an innovative mind.

“Peter Copping’s arrival at Lanvin is an important milestone in the renaissance of one of the great French maisons. I am confident that with Peter’s vision and technical rigour and the continued perseverance of our teams globally, we will identify a new frontier in fashion and deliver beauty and results in equal measure” — Siddhartha Shukla, Deputy CEO of Lanvin.

by Nicole Pereira