Vince Names New Creative Director

Following the news of her departure from Alberta Ferretti's ready-to-wear line Philosophy, Natalie Ratabesi has announced that she will be taking on the role of Creative Director for the contemporary American sportswear line Vince.

In addition to Philosophy, Ratabesi has also worked at Dior , Oscar de la Renta , Gucci and Ralph Lauren. Now, she will oversee womenswear, working under the guidance of Karin Gregersen, Vince's president and chief creative officer.

"Natalie has a very modern sensibility, which is very close to the Vince DNA and core value," Gregersen told Women's Wear Daily. "She really has a very sophisticated design sensibility. As we increase and elevate our fashion point of view, she's such a critical part of this process for us... I think she'll really leverage our brand DNA."