Tadashi Yanai, owner of Japanese fashion conglomerate Fast Retailing (Uniqlo, Comptoir des Cotonniers, GU) is set to become the richest man in Japan this year, with a total net worth estimated at 16.3 billions US dollars (12.3 billion euros). According to Forbes list of the 50 richest people of Japan, […]

Sports company Puma has appointed Matthias Mecking as new General Manager Teamsport, effective April 1, 2016. In this position, Mecking will be responsible for managing and marketing Puma's full range of Teamsport products in footwear, apparel and accessories. He succeeds Filip Trulsson, who will be […]

Hedi Slimane departure from French fashion house Saint Laurent brought the following question to mind: Why would Yves Saint Laurent let one of its most profitable creative directors leave? Or, to put it more bluntly: Why would Slimane leave Yves Saint Laurent? It would have to be to take on a bigger, […]

London - Menswear brand Gieves and Hawkes has announced that it has promoted Mark Frost, a member of its design team, to creative director, replacing Simon Spurr. Trinity Limited, which owns the brand, confirmed the promotion following the news that Spurr had departed the British tailor founded in 1771, […]

London - Six months after Simon Spurr's appointment at Gieves & Hawkes as creative director comes news of his departure. The designer has exited his role at the British fashion label prior to revealing his first collection, which was slated for debut during London Collections: Men, spring/summer 2017. […]

Susan Chokachi has been promoted to the role of president and chief executive officer of Gucci America Inc., effective April 1, 2016. Chokachi joined Gucci Group in 1998, and worked her way up until she was eventually promoted to the role of senior vice president, marketing and communications, earning […]

London - The trigger has been pulled in regards to the status of Hedi Slimane’s role at Yves Saint Laurent as the Kering-held company confirmed the creative and image director’s departure in a joint-statement early this morning. Slimane’s four-year tenure at the Maison of Yves Saint Laurent had officially […]

London - The trigger has been pulled in regards to the status of Hedi Slimane’s role at Yves Saint Laurent as the Kering-held company confirmed the creative and image director’s departure in a joint-statement early this morning. Slimane’s four-year tenure at the Maison of Yves Saint Laurent had officially […]

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