TORONTO, Oct 23, 2017 – Franciska Veress, the Creative Director of Whitney Linen, will be departing the brand to focus on her eponymous line and new projects. Whitney Linen’s Resort 2018 collection, slated for a March 2018 release, will be the last collection with Franciska at the helm.
Whitney Westwood, who has co-designed every Whitney Linen collection, will head the design team after a transitional period. Whitney Linen will continue to produce key classic pieces and seasonal updates at regular intervals.
On her departure, Franciska Veress said, “The time has come for me to pursue new projects and new challenges, but I will remember the past six years with great fondness. Whitney is a true visionary, and her grace and style are nothing short of inspirational.”
Whitney Westwood, founder and president of Whitney Linen, stated, “Franciska’s contributions to Whitney Linen cannot be overstated. She has been my creative partner since I began this company in 2011, and her talent and dedication are instrumental in the success of Whitney Linen. I personally thank her and wish her the best.”