Achilles Ion Gabriel

LONDON — Camper has tapped Finnish-born footwear designer Achilles Ion Gabriel to be its new inventive director for Camper Lab, WWD has realized.

As a part of the function, he’ll oversee the design group in addition to model communications and retailer designs for Camper Lab, which is a extra “progressive,” experimental vary by the Spanish label.

Ion Gabriel, who beforehand labored for the likes of Marni and Sunnei and likewise has his personal footwear label dubbed Ion, will current his first assortment in January as a part of the autumn 2020 season.

He stated he was drawn to Camper’s heritage in shoemaking and the “creative design possibilities” the function has to supply.

The announcement of his hiring comes after former inventive director Romain Kremer stepped down, earlier this month.

“Achilles is one of the most talented shoe designers of our time. I have always admired his work,” added Miguel Fluxà Ortí, chief government officer of Camper.

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