Opening Ceremony’s Humberto Leon and Carol Lim Are the New Creative Directors of Kenzo

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NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 23:  (L-R) Karen Harvey, Humberto Leon, and Carol Lim attend a panel hosted by Karen Harvey on Entrepreneurship in the New Economic Environment with Fashion Industry Mavericks at Milk Studios on February 23, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Donald Bowers/WireImage for Karen Harvey)
Humberto Leon and Carol Lim. Photo: Donald Bowers/2011 WireImage

The fashion press has now begun to speculate that outgoing designer of the label, Antonio Marras, now simply must be in the running for the Christian Dior job, which, Dior's recent couture show reminded the world, remains painfully vacant. But while the rumor-mongers gossip, changes are afoot at Kenzo, which Marras has designed since 2004. His last collection for the house walked at Men's Paris Fashion Week in June, meaning Leon and Lim's first line for the house will walk at Paris Fashion Week in October.

New Creative Lead at Kenzo [WWD]
Kenzo gets a new design team amid rumours Antonio Marras is headed for Dior [Telegraph UK]