Marc Cain MD to leave brand after 43 years

BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 03: Karin Veit. chief designer Marc Cain and Helmut Schlotterer, Founder and CEO of Marc Cain during the Marc Cain Fashion Show Spring/Summer 2019 at WEEC, Westhafen, on July 3, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images for Marc Cain)

Karin Veit, MD and creative director of Marc Cain, has announced she will be leaving the brand this summer. The designer joined the label just two years after it first launched in 1973 and has been a driving force behind its collections for 43 years.

After training as a seamstress and studying for a degree in fashion, Veit started working for the German womenswear company on its creative team. Over the decades she has played a fundamental role in shaping its DNA, driving its Coordinates concept and knitwear division further each season.

Founder and owner Helmut Schlotterer comments: “I would like to sincerely thank Karin Veit for her exceptional commitment, her great lifetime achievement and the 43 years of collaboration and friendship. Alongside her excellent professional competence, I have always valued the personal exchange with her. We have come a long way together and achieved many goals.”

At the end of this month Veit announced she will relinquish her design responsibilities and dedicate more time to her personal life. She comments on her career: “I discovered my love of fashion early on and knew even then that I wanted to be a designer. At Marc Cain I was able to work with joy and a highly-motivated team. I always found the mutual inspiration and realisation of new ideas very fulfilling. I would like to take this opportunity to thank my team and all the staff for the wonderful time we have had together.”

Marc Cain will welcome a new member of the board to take over Karin Veit’s responsibilities on 1 October.