Top image: Camper SS15
In 2014 French designer Romain Kremer became Camper‘s first creative director, now it’s been announced that he will step down from his role after five defining years.
Kremer first joined Camper in 2009, working on several seasons of collaborations as part of the brand’s Together programme before being appointed creative director in 2014. Since taking control, the designer has continued to update the Spanish footwear giant via his off-kilter sense of fun that’s resulted in memorable campaigns – we’ve had gender morphing monsters, surreal avatars and even a creepy Willy Wonka – and bold collaborations, including ones with London designer Kiko Kostadinov, NYC brand Eckhaus Latta and make-up artist Isamaya Ffrench.
“Being the creative director of Camper has been an amazing journey,” says Kremer. “I really want to thank Miguel Fluxà for the trust and confidence he has given me to apply my vision for the brand in a 360-degree way. Camper has always been unique and I am proud to have contributed to its story and success. I depart knowing that the brand has all the necessary elements to continue its evolution and wish it all the best in the future.”
Miguel Fluxà, Camper CEO, said: “We are truly grateful to Romain for the vision and passion that he has brought to Camper during his last five years as Creative Director. Romain has significantly contributed to the repositioning of the brand with his bold and progressive approach to design, establishing connections with a new audience while retaining the original values of the company.
Kremer’s FW19 collection and campaign will be his last for the brand.