Just two days after the showing of his stunning Spring '13 collection for Diane von Furstenberg, it has just been announced that effectively immediately, Yvan Mispelaere is out at DVF. The talented French designer took the creative director role at the brand in 2010, injecting a well-received fresh, feminine, modern touch to the DVF brand with his bold use of prints, colors, and effortlessly sexy silhouettes. "I can't thank Diane enough for the opportunity to work with her and such talented people," said Mispelaere. "The group is now well-positioned for even greater success, and I am eager to take on my next challenge." Reasons on Mispelaere's sad and sudden exit are unclear — he will not be replaced and Diane von Furstenberg will lead the design team — but some speculate that it might be related to the arrival of new co-chairman Joel Horowitz, former CEO of Tommy Hilfiger. Take a look at some of our favorite pieces from Mispelaere's DVF helm as we wish the designer best of luck in his future endeavors.
Yvan Mispelaere Out at DVF — a Look Back at His Beautiful Collections