Rabanne’s New Director – Paris-based label Paco Rabanne recently appointed 29 year-old designer Lydia Maurer as the new artistic director of its womenswear line. Maurer will present her first collection for the fashion house during Rabanne’s spring 2013 presentation in October. “It is a great honor to be taking on the artistic direction of such an emblematic house at the heart of Parisian creation. 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,” says the newly named artistic director.