Italian fashion group Aeffe has announced that its partnership with Belgian designer Cédric Charlier has come to an end. Aeffe had been producing and distributing Charlier’s women’s ready-to-wear line under a license agreement signed in 2012. However, the contract has now expired and will not be renewed.

Charlier’s label, which was launched in 2012, also offered a menswear line in 2017, but it was later discontinued. The brand is currently distributed through around 150 multibrand retailers worldwide, with its largest market being the USA, followed by Europe and Asia. Charlier initially showed his collections in Milan but moved the label’s presentations back to Paris in September 2018, where the brand’s headquarters have always been located. However, the label is not participating in the current Paris Fashion Week and has not made any announcements regarding its future projects.

Aeffe was founded in 1980 and has had a wide range of licensing agreements over the years, including partnerships with brands such as Cacharel, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Ungaro. The group currently manages the line by Jeremy Scott, who is the creative director of Aeffe’s leading label, Moschino. Aeffe’s licensing business experienced a decline in sales of 10.2% in 2019, reaching €8.6 million. Although there are no immediate plans for new partnerships, the group remains open to new opportunities.

Charlier’s impressive background includes working at Céline in Paris for two years under the creative leadership of Michael Kors and at Jean Paul Knott’s atelier. He then spent six years at Lanvin under the direction of Alber Elbaz before becoming the creative director of Cacharel from 2009 to 2011. In 2012, Charlier launched his own eponymous label.

Useful Links:
1. Aeffe Official Website
2. Cédric Charlier Official Website