Osbek had been the Creative Director of the label for four years. Jonathan Saunders (pictured) will take over immediately, designing his first collection for spring/summer 09 which will debut in September at Milan fashion week.
'Jonathan Saunders is an internationally recognised talent who will surely emphasise the extraordinary potential of Pollini with enthusiasm, consistency, and vitality, owing to his powerful creativity and contemporary fashion vision,' said Massimo Ferretti, President of the Aeffe Group - which owns Pollini.
These two rising stars of British fashion are now truly in ascendance. Last season Jonathan transfered his catwalk show to New York from London, to critical acclaim and financial success and secured himself a coveted spot as one of Target's GO Collection designers (previous guest designers have included Luella Bartley, Proenza Schouler and Temperley) while Kirkwood continues to wow the fashion pack with his designs.
These boys are certainly ones to watch!
By Laurelle Gilbert
Posted: 16 May 2008More