Marc Cain creative director Karin Veit to leave after 43 years

Karin Veit, managing director and creative director of Marc Cain is leaving the business after 43 eventful years. The company said in a statement that as from July 31, 2018, she will be dedicating more time to her personal life and from October 1, 2018, Marc Cain will be welcoming a new member of the board with extended areas of responsibility, beyond the area of design.

Looking back at her long stint at Marc Cain, Veit said in a statement: “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.”

Karin Veit to leave Marc Cain after a 43 year association

The company added that after just two years of Marc Cain’s foundation in 1973, owner and founder, Helmut Schlotterer hired Karin Veit, who from the very beginning, shaped the DNA of the brand and lent every collection its distinctive character. Her sense for fashion and dedication enabled her to drive the coordinates concept and core competence of knitwear further – season after season and the typical leopard pattern, which is continually interpreted anew, turned customers into fans the world over. The brand, Marc Cain added, has grown every year and has become increasingly successful on an international scale.

“I would like to sincerely thank Karin Veit for her exceptional commitment, her great life-time 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,” added Schlotterer, Chairman of the board, founder and owner.

At the start of her career, she began her training as a seamstress and went on to study for a degree in fashion. Following some initial experience in the textile industry, she took on a position at Marc Cain. With an attention to detail, she developed the collections for the labels Marc Cain Collections, sports, essentials and additions.

Picture credit:Karin Veit via Marc Cain