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It seems like the fashion industry is big on team re-calibration this year. The biggest reshuffle of the year was Mahgul Rashid stepping in as Creative Director at Sapphire after Khadijah Shah’s exit.

Next came the division (can we call it a break up?) at The House of Kamiar Rokni, after which Kamiar Rokni joined Sapphire, heading the department of Luxury Pret and as we recently found out, Rehan Bashir joined rival team Élan.

This morning Khadijah Shah took to Instagram to welcome Rehan Bashir to Élan.

“Refined, principled and above all a superb aesthete @rehanbashir I couldn’t be happier to welcome you in team Élan,” the designer wrote, confirming the news.

If you remember, Khadijah Shah and Rehan Bashir have been working together for quite some time, especially since Rehan did the show direction and choreography for Élan’s last solo show. We are eager as well as curious to see how this new alliance works out aesthetically.