Maison Martin Margiela Has a New Designer.
Ivana Omazic, the designer who helmed Céline before Phoebe Philo, is reportedly now in a "senior creative capacity" at Maison Martin Margiela.
Omazic's new position is particularly interesting considering that the house's designers work as a collective unit instead of as a team led by one designer. Even before Martin Margiela left the house in 2009, he refused to bow at the end of his shows, and the house only accepted interview questions via fax.
And despite today's news of Omazic's appointment, it seems that policy of anonymity is still in place; when WWD inquired about Omazic's position, the house responded by saying that it does not comment on individual members of its staff.
Before Omazic joined Margiela's collective group of designers, she worked for Romeo Gigli, Prada, Miu Miu, and Jil Sander. She joined Céline as a consultant in 2005 and became creative director the next year when Roberto Menichetti left the brand. Omazic was replaced by Philo in September 2008.