Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, who has made no secret of his disdain for Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to allow some one million migrants into Germany, has said he might have to renounce his German citizenship over the issue. "Did she really need to say it was necessary to welcome one million […]

Olivier Schaeffer is the new chief operating officer for Yoox Net-a-Porter (YNAP). The company said in a statement that Schaeffer will lead all operations and technological activities on a global scale, starting May 21st. He will report to Federico Marchetti, CEO of the group. Born in France, Olivier […]

The British Fashion Council has appointed David Beckham as an ambassadorial president, where he will support the organisation in its goal to “build networks and partnerships in the United States and Asia”. In the newly created global role, Beckham has been given an initial two-year tenure, where he […]

The British Fashion Council board has named Farfetch chief strategy officer, Stephanie Phair as its new chair, replacing Dame Natalie Massenet whose five-year tenure came to a close at the end of 2017. Phair, who will continue with her role at online luxury platform Farfetch, will start her three-year […]

Sportswear giant Nike has named a new vice president, general manager of global women’s and a vice president, general manager of global running to support the accelerate of its categories. Rosemary St. Clair, a 31-year Nike veteran who has held senior roles in North America, China and emerging markets […]

Accessories designer Judith Leiber, known for her whimsical handbag creations, has passed away at the age of 97 over the weekend at her home in Springs, New York in East Hampton. “It is with deep sadness that we observe the passion of our brand founder, Judith Leiber,” said the brand across its social […]

Luxury fashion brand Balenciaga and a French department store have apologised after allegations that Chinese customers were mistreated in Paris sparked an uproar and calls for a boycott on Chinese social media. Balenciaga and the Printemps store issued their apologies in Mandarin on China's Twitter-like […]

A young Saudi Arabian princess inspired by her time living in Tokyo is the new face of fashion in an ultraconservative kingdom, where dramatic reforms have sparked equal parts optimism and scepticism. Princess Noura bint Faisal Al-Saud, the great-granddaughter of Saudi Arabia's founder, was named honorary […]

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