TIMELINE Following the sad news that the iconic fashion designer, Karl Lagerfeld, passed away in Paris today at the age of 85, FashionUnited takes a retrospective look back at one of the most prolific and celebrated careers in the world of fashion. From his role as an assistant to Pierre Balmain in […]

BREAKING NEWS Karl Lagerfeld has died aged 85 this Tuesday. The iconic German designer, who led Chanel for 36 years and Fendi for more than 50 years, in addition to his eponymous label, passed away in Paris following weeks of an undisclosed illness. “It is with deep sadness that the house of Chanel […]

American Eagle Outfitters announced the appointment of Deb Henretta as an independent director to its board, effective February 14, 2019. The company’s board of directors has expanded to eight directors, three of whom are women. Henretta, who has appeared on Fortune’s List of 50 of the Most Powerful […]

Prada has invited artist and activist Theaster Gates and writer, director and producer Ava DuVernay to join the company’s new Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council, which aims to bring prominent academic and cultural experts together to “elevate voices of color within the company and the fashion […]

Jerry Stritzke has resigned from the role of President and CEO of American outdoor brand REI this week, following an investigation into a consensual relationship between him and the leader of another organization in the outdoor industry. The investigation, which was conducted by an external law firm […]

Emerging British fashion designer Bethany Williams will be the second winner of the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design, following in the footsteps of Richard Quinn, and will be presented with the honour at her London Fashion Week show by the Duchess of Cornwall on behalf of Her Majesty The […]

Couponing website RetailMeNot has announced the appointment of Joshua Platt to the role of Chief Product Officer. Platt is joining the company from Norstrom.com, where he served as Vice President of Product for four years. Prior to that position, he spent 11 years at Microsoft holding several senior […]

Jon Caplan, CEO of footwear, apparel and accessories brand Johnston & Murphy, will retire at the end of June. He will be succeeded by Danny Ewoldsen, who was named president of Johnston & Murphy in January 2018. "It has been an honor and a privilege to be part of the remarkable growth and success of […]

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