Jason Basmajian is leaving his position as chief creative officer of Cerruti 1881. The US designer is parting ways with the luxury Italian fashion house that he joined in 2015, WWD reports.

“It has been a privilege to work for such iconic brands and write another chapter in their history,” Basmajian told the publication. “I want to thank my incredible teams and talent that I have collaborated with over the years in addition to guidance and support from Mr Cerruti.”

During his tenure at the heritage brand, Basmajian reintroduced womenswear lines and ushered in a modern, laid-back elegance for its menswear collections that managed to maintain the design codes of the label’s founder, Nino Cerruti.

Cerruti 1881
Image by Prestige HK: Cerruti 1881 SS2018

Basmajian, who previously worked at Brioni and S.T. Dupont, is reportedly leaving to explore new professional opportunities. His departure is the latest in a string of high-profile fashion moves, following Humberto Leon and Carol Lim’s exit from Kenzo last month and subsequent replacement by Felipe Oliveira Baptista. The luxe label Marchesa — a former red carpet favourite among celebrities — also bid goodbye to its co-founder Karen Craig last month.

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