PROFILE The American dream is alive and well. For it is here in America that a woman with a passion for fashion who immigrated from Vietnam with no formal design training could grow as an emerging contemporary designer in a very competitive market. Hanh Merriman has become one to watch in the fashion […]

Luxury footwear designer Terry de Havilland, famously known as the “rock’n’roll cobbler”, has passed away aged 81. His eponymous brand confirmed the sad news on its Instagram page, stating: “It is with great sadness that we have to announce that Terry de Havilland has died aged 81. Known as the ‘rock’n […]

Bearpaw, a global leader in fashion footwear for men, women and children, announced the appointment of Marty Meade as Vice President of Sales for North America. His role became effective on November 25. For his new role, Meade will spearhead sales initiatives for Bearpaw, overseeing 20 sales representatives […]

Sabine Skarule, a graduate from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium, has been named the winner of H&M’s annual design awards. The Latvian designer was announced as the winner on Thursday evening in Berlin after her collection, inspired by the craft of her home country, was selected by […]

As the new year approaches, Marni is shifting its leadership. It was announced on November 26 that the Italian brand’s chief executive officer, Stefano Biondo, is exiting the luxury label along with its parent company, OTB. Barbara Càlo, who will be the brand’s general manager, will succeed him. She […]

Taiwanese-Canadian actor and supermodel Godfrey Gao, the first Asian to be the face of Louis Vuitton, died while filming a TV show in China on Wednesday. The 35-year-old Gao collapsed in the eastern city of Ningbo while on the set of "Chase Me", a competitive sports reality show in China's Zhejiang […]

Daniell Vitale is headed to Tiffany & Co. The former Barneys CEO had stepped down from her previous position as Authentic Brands Group solidified its deal to acquire the bankrupt company. Vitale will now serve as executive vice president-chief brand officer of the luxury jewelry brand, effective December […]

Daria Burke, formerly the leader of fashion and retail advertising partnerships for Facebook, has been snagged by TechStyle Fashion Group, the global retail company that owns Fabletics, Savage X Fenty, JustFab, ShoeDazzle and FabKids. Burke will serve as chief marketing officer of fast-growing apparel, […]

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