TOM VAN DORPE NAMED ARTISTIC DIRECTOR FOR
The Kooples is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Van Dorpe as the brand’s new Artistic Director. Belgian-born Tom Van Dorpe will be responsible for setting a new global creative vision for The Kooples’ women’s, men’s, and accessory collections. He will work towards updating the brand’s rebellious yet sophisticated signature style, creating a visual language that resonates, and strengthening The Kooples’ positioning as the most distinctive contemporary Maison.
Tom Van Dorpe is known for his rare combination of image-making and brand-building skills, honed throughout his career as a leading stylist and creative consultant for some of the biggest names in fashion, culture and music such as Fenty, Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss and Max Mara Group.
“We are very happy to welcome Tom. His global vision, his creativity and his sense of sophisticated elegance will be great assets to reinforce the unique imagery of our brand. His appointment at The Kooples confirms the MF Brands Group’s great ambitions for our Maison.” Says Romain Guinier, Chief Executive Officer of The Kooples.
“I am thrilled to join The Kooples’ family. I have always considered it one of the most vibrant original contemporary fashion brands. Its distinctive rule-breaking DNA is more relevant than ever today. I am looking forward to exploring new expressions of its trademark style and creating the brand icons of tomorrow. Today, the new rebellion is breaking free of stereotypes, a modern approach.”, says Tom Van Dorpe.