After 37 years at the helm of her eponymous brand, Carolina Herrera announced today she will be taking the role of Global Brand Ambassador following her Fall 2018 runway show, which will take place at the Museum of Modern Art on Feb. 12. In her stead, Herrera appoints American designer Wes Gordon to the role of Creative Director to lead the design and artistic direction of the New York–based fashion house.
“I am thrilled with the evolution of the company over the past 37 years. Our success has been tremendous and a true dream,” Herrera says. “There is still so much opportunity and I look forward to continuing to represent this House and our projects all around the world. I am so pleased Wes is now part of the Herrera House—he’s the right one for this position to further build on our great momentum.”
Wes Gordon’s first collection as Creative Director will be Resort 2019. In this role, he reports directly to company President, Emilie Rubinfeld. Wes Gordon attended Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in London. Upon graduation in 2009, Gordon launched his namesake line of womenswear and presented his collection in New York from 2010 to 2016. He has been the brand’s creative consultant for the past year.