MILAN, Apr 17, 2009 / FW/ — In a move which Carlo Rivetti, president of C.P. Company described as “a move towards the evolution of the brand,” the Italian sportswear label named Wallace Faulds as its Head Designer.
A graduate of Kingston University School of Fashion in London, Scottish-born Wallace Faulds honed his skills at Burberry and Studio Griffin before joining John Galliano where he has been head designer of John Galliano’s men’s line from 2005 to February 2009.
Commenting on his appointment at C.P. Company, Wallace Faulds said, “This is going to be an adventure as much as a challenge. I feel very excited and positive about the future.”
Faulds could have not said it any better. Founded in 1975 as Chester Perry Company, later shortened to C.P. Company, the Ravarino-based maison based its aesthetics in the military uniform and working clothes that leaned heavily on function and use.
As Carlo Rivetti, president of C.P. Company described it, Faulds job will be “not focus on radical changes but on the strengthening of archetypes.”
“Wallace will contribute with his fresh and international vision to the natural evolution of the brand into the future. His appointment is a logical response to the needs of today’s world, with total respect for our long-lasting ideals,” Rivetti added.
Wallace Faulds will debut on the Milanese runway in June during Milano Moda Uomo Spring 2010 season. According to the announcement, Faulds will be based in Milan where C.P. Company has an atelier, but he will frequently visit Ravarino, the city in the northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna, where C.P. Company is based.
Photo courtesy of C.P. Company