Eley Kishimoto part ways with Cacharel
Eley Kishimoto and Cacharel have parted ways after a two-year long working relationship. Founder Jean Bousquet is said to have wanted to push for a more aggressively commercial vision with the French label, while Eley Kishimoto were content to build the brand. The split is reported to be mutual with Cacharel stating the change arose due to a "difference in creative vision."
"The settlement was amicable, but we're sorry because we felt like we had Cacharel in our blood, and it would have been great to have had more seasons to express our vision," Mark Eley told WWD.
Clements Ribeiro were Cacharel's previous designers in a partnership which lasted seven years. Eley Kishimoto's departure is a little more surprising as it seemed that Cacharel had found a design team that could really get under the skin of the label. Who will replace the Brit duo is as yet unconfirmed.