Since 2018, New York-based designer Christian Juul Nielsen has served as creative director of Hervé Léger. He is also the mastermind behind the clean-lined label AKNVAS. The designer’s previous work for Christian Dior under John Galliano and Raf Simons established his reputation as an expert in directional silhouettes.
Since taking the reins at Hervé Léger, Nielsen has seamlessly married the sensual simplicity of iconic ’90s Hervé with the cutting-edge minimalism of his native Denmark. Season after season, he honors and evolves the house codes established by founder Hervé Leroux, with whom he shares a draping-focused design approach that celebrates the female form.