Paco Rabanne announces new artistic director

London: French fashion house Paco Rabanne has announced Lydia Maurer as the new artistic director of its women`s ready-to-wear line.

Maurer has previously worked with Yves Saint Laurent and Givenchy. The 29-year-old has learnt her craft from the Studio Berçot Design School in Paris.

"It is a great honour to be taking on the artistic direction of such an emblematic house at the heart of Parisian creation," quoted Maurer as saying.

"Monsieur Rabanne created his clothing as a means of expressing the singularity of each woman. He invented a timeless, unique and sensual style inspired by art and architecture. This is the ongoing creative spirit that I wish to convey in my work for the House," she added.

Maurer will present her first Spring-Summer 2013 collection in Paris in October.