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Cacharel Names New Creative Directors: Ling Liu and Dawei Sun

Dawei Sun, left, and Ling Liu; Photo courtesy of Cacharel
Dawei Sun, left, and Ling Liu; Photo courtesy of Cacharel

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Just received a note from Cacharel's New York HQ announcing the recent appointment of Chinese designers Dawei Sun and Ling Liu to the posts of head creatives at the French fashion house.

Always in search of new talents, Cacharel has announced the appointment of Ling Liu and Dawei Sun as artistic directors for all lines, encompassing womenswear, childrenswear, menswear and accessories. Both Chinese stylists will be starting their collaboration with Cacharel by working on the Spring-Summer 2012 collection, which is to be presented at the next Cacharel show as part of Paris Fashion Week in October 2011.
To our knowledge, Cacharel is one of the first major players in the Paris fashion industry to appoint creative directors from China.

Both Liu and Sun studied at L'Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture. Liu previously worked with Nicolas Ghesquiere at Balenciaga and Stefano Pilati at Yves Saint Lauren in both womenswear and menswear. In 2005, she was awarded the Grand Prix du Trophees Saint Roch. Sun won the 2004 Grand prize in the Young Fashion Designer's competition and the PFAFF Creative Prize. He started his career at Lolita Lempicka, and later worked at Balenciaga. He spent the previous five years working for John Galliano.
· Cacharel [Official Site]