The French fashion tycoon Pierre Berge -- the business brains behind the Yves Saint Laurent empire -- has died aged 86, his foundation said Friday. Berge, the longtime partner of the late designer Yves Saint Laurent, died in his sleep early Friday at his country home at Saint-Remy-de-Provence in southern […]

Hunter, the 160-year-old British brand known for their wellington boots and rain wear have announced the appointment of Daniel Shaw as their new design director. Shaw will join from Christopher Raeburn, where he led the design studio, working across menswear and womenswear to deliver London Fashion […]

Lyst, the fashion search platform, has promoted Jenny Cossons to the newly created role of chief partnerships officer. Cossons, who joined Lyst in 2014 as head of partnerships, will now be responsible for defining the global fashion search platform’s brand and product offering, leading on strategy to […]

Isabelle Guichot has joined the SMCP group as CEO of Maje, effective September 18, 2017. The company said, she will also be a member of SMCP Group’s executive committee. She will succeed Sylvie Colin who, the company said, has made a significant contribution to Maje's development in France and around […]

Leading eyewear group Marcolin has appointed Davide Rettore as its new chief executive for North America, who is returning to the group after three-years with Kering, where he served as global brand director for Kering Eyewear. As chief executive for North America, Rettore will be responsible for the […]

French luxury brand Guy Laroche has appointed Richard René as its new Creative Director. René, who previously worked for brands including Hermès and Jean Paul Gaultier, will debut his first collection on September 27 during Paris Fashion Week. René succeeds American designer Adam Andrascik, who is leaving […]

German designer and Lugano based Philipp Plein Group has appointed Peter Tannenbaum as president and CEO Western Hemisphere. Tannenbaum, a veteran fashion executive and New York City native, has held various brand management positions focused on North American business and development most recently […]

German-based online retailer Stylebop has named Ronald Burton as its new fashion director. Burton, who joined the etailer last week, will be relocating from New York to Stylebop’s headquarters in Munich to lead the global editorial team. Burton has been tasked to apply his “distinctive vision” to further […]




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