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Firings, Hirings, Debuts: Your Guide to 2014's Designer Shuffle

Illustration by <a href="www.shaunaparmesan.com">Shauna Panczyszyn</a> for Racked. Click to enlarge.
Illustration by Shauna Panczyszyn for Racked. Click to enlarge.

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What a year for designer hirings, firings, and debuts. 2014 began with our first glimpse at Jeremy Scott's vision for Moschino during pre-fall, followed by even more reveals like Nicolas Ghesquière at Louis Vuitton, the "new Coach" under Stuart Vevers, and Jason Wu's refreshed Hugo Boss.

The year also saw some big exits, including Olivier Theyskens out at Theory and Michael and Nicole Colovos leaving Helmut Lang, capped off by the very recent firing of Frida Giannini from Gucci.

A few new, exciting appointments were made, too, which we'll have to wait 'til 2015 to see, like Peter Copping at Oscar de la Renta, The Row design director Nadège Vanhee for Hermès, and, of course, John Galliano at Maison Martin Margiela. Mulberry even managed to snag Céline accessory designer Johnny Coca, who will take the reigns at the struggling Brit brand in July.

All of this movement around the industry kept us on our toes this year—and looking forward to the next—so we compiled the cheat sheet above to keep it all straight.