Kering has named former Unilever executive Grita Loebsack as chief executive officer of its Luxury - Couture & Leather Goods emerging brands division. Loebsack, previously executive vice president of global skin care at Unilever will join the luxury conglomerate on September 14. In a statement, Kering […]

Everlane, the online-only, direct-to-consumer apparel startup, has named former Gap creative director Rebekka Bay as its head of product and design, effective August 4. The San Francisco-based online clothing retailer, known for its quality basics and manufacturing transparency, have snapped up Bay […]

London - Viktor & Rolf has appointed Andrea Collesei as its new chief executive officer, as the Dutch fashion label looks to reposition itself in the top luxury segment. Collesei joins from Italian fashion brand Diesel, which like Viktor & Rolf is part of Renzo Rosso’s OTB Holdings, where he held various […]

London - Parisian label Paule Ka has named Alithia Spuri-Zampetti as its new creative director, following a year without a designer at the helm. The Central Saint Martins graduate succeeds Serge Cajfinger, who departed in July 2014. Cajfinger founded the contemporary French fashion brand in 1987 and […]

Tamara Mellon has selected Tania Spinelli for the role of chief design officer of the Tamara Mellon brand. In her new role, Spinelli will be overseeing all women's footwear design. “She has a great design sense and extensive technical knowledge,” Mellon was quoted saying to WWD regarding Spinelli's […]

Mandy Ginsberg, an accomplished leader with extensive online consumer acumen, has been elected to its board of directors. Ginsberg is the Chief Executive Officer of The Princeton Review and Tutor.com, the world's largest internet-based tutoring company. “JCPenney is a leader in omni-channel retail, […]

New York - Effective Monday, Benedict Smith will be the new Chief Financial Officer of Hunter Ltd. Prior to his new role at Hunter Ltd., Smith was the CFO of GAME Digital, and before that he was group CFO of Harrods for six years. James Seuss, CEO of Hunter Ltd., said in a statement that, "Benedict’s […]

The Bon-Ton Stores has appointed William Tracy to the position of Chief Operating Officer, effective July 27, 2015. Tracy will shoulder responsibility for stores, information systems, supply chain, distribution & logistics, omni-channel strategy, real estate and human resources. Commenting on the new […]

London - Social media platform Instagram has hired Eva Chen, former Lucky magazine editor-in-chief as its new head of fashion partnerships, as the photo-sharing site looks to extend its reach with designers and fashion brands. The announcement of course came on Instagram with Chen sharing with her 398,000 […]

London - Luxury designer label Zuhair Murad has named Nereo Frisco as its commercial and business development director, as the brand looks to “strengthen the house’s growth”. Frisco, who has previously held managerial positions at various fashion houses including Moschino, Givenchy and most recently […]

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