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Yuni Ahn Announces Surprise Exit From Maison Kitsuné

By January 7, 2020Fashion News

After three seasons.

Yuni Ahn, Maison Kitsuné’s first official Creative Director, has announced that she will be leaving the Parisian ready-to-wear label after only three seasons at the helm. 

Announcing WWD, a spokesperson for Maison Kitsuné explained that Ahn, who was appointed to the Creative Director role in 2018 and the Parisian label had come to decision to part mutually. Releasing a statement, Maison Kitsuné says “After significantly developing its internal studio team under the helm of Yuni Ahn, Maison Kitsuné will transition the design of the brand’s forthcoming collections to recent in-house key hires to be announced.”

Marking the first creative director reshuffle of the year, Yuni Ahn’s tenure at Maison Kitsuné had seen her take the brand in a more fashion-forward direction, evoking her experience as design director for Phoebe Philo’s Céline to create luxury retro-sportswear inspired pieces.

While it’s currently unclear who will succeed Ahn, the label has hinted that the new Creative Director will be a member of the current teamed but will not be making the announcement until after the brands schedule a presentation at Paris Fashion Week. 

PHOTO CREDIT: MAISON KITSUNÉ // Kevin Buitrago