HERMES1French designer Christophe Lemaire will leave Hermès after presenting his final collection for Spring/Summer 2015 during Paris Fashion Week in October.

The designer joined Hermès as the artistic director of the women’s ready-to-wear in 2010 following Jean Paul Gaultier’s departure and has now decided to dedicate himself fully to his own label which has seen a significant growth.

« Working for Hermes has been a great pleasure: a profoundly enriching experience on both a human and professional level. I am proud of what we have built together » Lemaire shared today.

There are numerous potential successors like DAVID LAPORT, EYMERIC FRANCOIS, ALEXANDRE VAUTHIER, GIAMBATTISTA VALLI and speculation starts… However, at the end, the final decision will be taken by Axel Dumas.