French fashion designer Agnes b. has always been an optimist. It is what prompted her some 50 years ago to quit the world of fashion journalism and step onto the lowest rung of the design ladder. She started the Agnes b. brand and opened her first boutique in Paris in 1975, followed by others across […]

Off-White founder and Louis Vuitton men’s artistic director, Virgil Abloh, has come under fire for his looting comments amid the Black Lives Matter protests after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week. The designer, in an Instagram post, wrote: “Case & point # 81 why I said ‘streetwear’ […]

New York-based streetwear label Landlord, once a staple on the NYFW: Men's calendar, will soon be without its founder and designer. The brand's designer, Ryohei Kawanishi, will be returning to Japan. Kawanishi sent out an email last week saying, "after much consideration, I have made the decision to […]

Gordon von Bretten has joined Coty as its chief transformation officer. He will assist the leading beauty company in accelerating and amplifying growth. Von Bretten joins Coty from KKR Capstone, where he has served as managing director since 2015, focusing on value creation. He previously served in […]

Rent The Runway is down its chief technology officer Josh Builder is exiting the company at the end of the month, after serving as CTO and head of product since 2016. Retail Dive reported that Builder's next position will be with a healthcare technology company. It is unclear whether Builder's decision […]

French fashion brand The Kooples has named Tom Van Dorpe as its new artistic director, as the label looks to strengthen its positioning as the “most distinctive contemporary Maison”. Belgian-born Van Dorpe will be responsible for setting a new global creative vision for The Kooples’ women’s, men’s, […]

British retailer Ted Baker has confirmed that Arcadia’s Anthony Cuthbertson will join the company in the newly created role of global creative director. Cuthbertson is currently global design director for Topshop, a role in which he oversees all design and product as well as designer collaborations, […]

Former chief executive at Galvan, Paul O’Regan has been named as the chief commercial officer at Toshi, the retail company that offers in-store services directly to the customer, at home, on-demand. O’Regan has been acting as a strategic advisor to the company for the past three months and will assume […]

Luxury British footwear label Malone Souliers has appointed Marina Beaumont as the brand’s chief marketing officer. The appointment is a new role at Malone Souliers and has been created to “bolster” the brand’s luxury positioning through creative brand marketing outputs and elevated communication across […]

The world’s largest crystal manufacturer, Swarovski, which is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, has named Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert as its first-ever company-wide creative director. Engelbert, who has more than 20 years of experience as an international editor and fashion consultant global […]

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