Louise Trotter, the creative director of British luxury brand Joseph, is set to leave her post with a replacement yet to be named.
The pre-fall 2019 collection will her last for the brand she has headed for the past nine years. Hirosuke Takagi, CEO of the brand, told WWD that Trotter had made “a significant contribution to the brand, in particular our international expansion, the launch of men’s wear and, most recently, accessories.”
Sunderland-raised Trotter studied in Newcastle and her CV includes stints with Whistles, Gap and Jigsaw before she moved to the label – founded by the late Joseph Ettedgui in 1972 – in 2009.
The brand was best known for its luxe basics, in particular its trousers, and Trotter set about rounding out the offer to create a full ready-to-wear line, latter adding menswear and accessories. She will leave the company at the end of August and a successor will be announced in due course.