Stuart Weitzman’s main objective has always been to merge fashion and function. Stuart Weitzman, the brand’s founder, current Creative Director and Executive Chairman, decided to became Chairman. The role of Creative Director Of The Stuart Weitzman Brand was given to renowned accessories designer
Giovanni Morelli is a renowned accessories designer and creative leader who, over the past 25 years, has created some of fashion’s most iconic handbags and accessories. After graduating from Domus Academy in Milan with his Masters in Fashion Design, Giovanni joined Prada and followed this with four years as Design Director, Accessories for Burberry.
Morelli then spent the next decade working with two of the most important designers and fashion houses, Marc Jacobs and Chloé. At Chloé he led all design teams for non-apparel including Footwear. He joins Stuart Weitzman from Loewe, where he has been Leather Goods Design Director, Men’s and Women’s (Non Apparel) since March 2015.
“Giovanni has garnered worldwide recognition designing iconic accessories for several European and American fashion brands. His extensive luxury brand experience and focus on leather goods and accessories, make him ideally suited to assume the role of Creative Director for the Stuart Weitzman brand,” said Victor Luis, Chief Executive Officer of Coach, Inc., the parent company of Stuart Weitzman.
“In Giovanni, we have found a Creative Director who will ensure that the unique DNA of the brand will be preserved while infusing his creative vision for a modern age. Giovanni is respected for his attention to detail, respect of quality and craftsmanship and for his modern sensibility that is always pushing new design boundaries,” said Stuart Weitzman, Executive Chairman of the Stuart Weitzman brand.
“Women globally have embraced Stuart Weitzman’s beautiful shoes that offer both amazing design and incredible comfort. I look forward to expanding the brand’s language and its global reach while remaining respectful of the culture and key tenets that it was founded on, which in turn have inspired such strong customer loyalty,” said Giovanni Morelli.