A few days ago Dunhill was appointed a brand new creative director. A Mr Mark Weston who was formerly the senior vice president of menswear at Burberry, who’s role is just under Burberry’s creative director Christopher Bailey. Weston will be presenting his very first collection for the brand at the upcoming London Fashion Week: Men’s in June which will include a edit of pieces from the Autumn Winter 2017 collection companied by the new Spring Summer 2018 collection.
Weston’s predecessor was John Ray who left the role of creative director in January 2016, just after three years.
This is one of two times that Dunhill has hired someone high up from the team over at Burberry. Richemont, the brand owners appointed Andrew Maag as the CEO of the famous house of tailored goods back in January. Maag had been with Burberry for over a decade floating from one executive position to another.
“The opportunity to creatively develop and design for the iconic British menswear luxury brand is rare and exciting,” said Weston on his appointment. “Dunhill’s innovative and design-driven heritage is a unique platform to build upon by creating purposeful products with an aesthetic that is classic yet relevant today.”
Hopefully with Weston as creative in charge of the label hopefully we’ll be able to see a great change in Dunhill. Is that too much to expect from one of the few men that were involved in the great Burberry boom?