WWD has reported that Rihanna's LVMH-owned Fenty line has named Bastien Renard its new managing director. Renard had spent over 19 years at Nike, working in both the U.S. and Europe, before he quietly joined Fenty recently. Renard takes over the duties previously held by Véronique Gabel, an LVMH ready-to-wear […]

Gerhard Weber, the founder of German fashion retailer Gerry Weber, has died at the age of 79. He passed away in the night between 23 and 24 of September, the company announced in a statement. “In the name of all of our employees, we express our deepest condolences to the family of Gerhard Weber,” said […]

Robert Gore, the inventor of waterproof outerwear material Gore-Tex, has died at the age of 83. Gore, who was chairman of the board of directors of the family company W. L. Gore & Associates, passed away on September 17, the company announced in a statement. Gore-Tex technology was introduced in 1976 […]

Hugho Boss’ head of corporate communications, Dr. Hjördis Kettenbach, is set to leave the company at her own request as of September 30, 2020. Kettenbach has worked for Hugo Boss for more than 20 years. During her time there she has been responsible for the company’s global corporate communications […]

Chioma Nnadi has taken her next step in the world of Vogue. The fashion news director of Vogue.com has been promoted to the role of editor of Vogue.com. The role was previously held by Stuart Emmrich, who left abruptly after just over several months in the role. Nnadi will now be responsible for overseeing […]

Saks Fifth Avenue has a new chief diversity and inclusion officer in the house. Lori Spicer Robertson has been named to the aforementioned position. She will report to Saks Fifth Avenue's chief people officer Sarah Garber. “We have been focused on expanding our diversity and inclusion initiatives at […]

Paris-based designer Alber Elbaz has appointed Laurent Malecaze as the Chief Executive Officer of his new startup AZfashion. The company was formed in partnershp with luxury group Richemont at the end of 2019 and is yet to unveil its first womenswear collection. WWD confirmed the appointment: “Currently […]

CEO of Roberto Cavalli, Gian Giacomo Ferraris, is exiting his role at the end of the year.Previously, Ferraris worked for Versace. But, after succeeding Roberto Semerari, he joined Roberto Cavalli as CEO in 2016.Ferraris announced his departure in an internal letter received by WWD. He tells his team […]

Niels Christian Jung has been appointed to the position of communication manager at Bestseller, starting 1 October. Jung has been a journalist at DR (Danish Broadcasting Corporation) for many years, most recently contributing to investigative journalism at DR News.“We are very pleased that Niels Christian […]

Former Boden executive Mark Batty has been named as the new vice president of business development for cross-border e-commerce specialist Global-e. Batty, the former Boden country director for Germany and the rest of the world, will lead Global-e’s company-wide business development efforts, with immediate […]

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