Spring Studios global executive creative director departed yesterday.
Robin Derrick, who has served as global executive creative director for seven years, is departing Spring Studios. Derrick joined the company in 2011 from Condé Nast, where he had a 20-year career as creative director of Vogue.
According to a 2018 Women’s Wear Daily report, during his tenure at Spring, Derrick was the creative lead of the company during a growth period. Spring opened in New York in 2013 and Milan in 2016.
While at Spring, Derrick had been developing his own brand and business projects. “Robin is now leaving to devote his time to those projects. We take this opportunity to wish him well for the future and thank him for his years of service to Spring,” the company said Wednesday.
Derrick said he learned “invaluable lessons from both the incredible staff and inspirational clients. I am grateful for an extraordinary opportunity to help build a next-generation communication company and I look forward to watching Spring grow in the future.”
It is understood that Derrick’s next project will be in beauty, although a spokesperson for Spring said it was still confidential and declined to give any details, according to a 2018 Women’s Wear Daily report.
Derrick is married to Lisa Eldridge, a celebrity makeup artist.
It has not been confirmed or denied whether Derrick would be working on the beauty project with his wife.
“Although Eldridge has yet to unveil her own makeup line, she hasn’t been standing still: She recently launched a line of rings with colored gemstones that sold out within minutes of landing on her website. Prices range from 390 pounds for “The Betty,” a silver ring with an oval-cut quartz, to 7,000 pounds for “The Lisa” an oval-cut emerald in 18-karat gold,” according to a 2018 Women’s Wear Daily report.
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