Luxury footwear and accessories designer Sophia Webster received an Honorary Doctorate in Design from De Montford University. Webster, who has mentored De Montford University footwear designers over the years, addressed graduands from the Faculty of Arts, Design and Humanities, in a pair of her own […]

Gap Inc. has announced that Nancy Green, who currently leads the Athleta brand, will shift in early August to a newly created role as President and Chief Creative Officer of Old Navy. In this new role, the company said, Nancy will lead Old Navy’s design, production, merchandising and marketing functions, […]

Ralph Lauren's president of global brands plans to leave the company. Valérie Hermann, who has been with Ralph Lauren Corp. since 2014 will depart from her role, effective September 30. A replacement has not been announced. “Valérie Hermann has made the decision to step down from her role. We had an […]

Marks and Spencer plc (M&S) has roped in Harriet Hounsell as new HR Director, who will be joining the firm in mid-October as part of the company’s leadership transformation plan. Confirming Hounsell’s appointment to FashionUnited, a company spokesperson said: “We look forward to welcoming her in October.” […]

Hammerson has announced the appointment of Adam Metz as a Non-Executive Director with effect from July 22, 2019. The company said, Metz will also become a member of the investment and disposal committee and the nomination committee. Commenting on the new board appointment, David Tyler, Chair of the […]

Chico's FAS, Inc. has announced that Bonnie Brooks has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and President of the company and will remain a member of its board. The company added that additionally, Molly Langenstein, a 30-year retail industry veteran, has been appointed President, Apparel Group, effective […]

Retail tycoons and owners of fashion conglomerates are regularly featured in global rich lists, but for the first time LVMH Chairman Bernard Arnault is amongst the top three wealthiest individuals. Arnault is new to the club of centibillionaires, alongside Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, who comes […]

Lululemon Athletica Inc. has announced that Stephanie Ferris, Chief Financial Officer of payment processing player Worldpay Inc., has been appointed to the company’s board of directors, effective immediately. “I am thrilled at the opportunity to join Lululemon’s board of directors during this exciting […]

Shop Direct has appointed Guy Farmer as Group Trading Director, who will join the business in September 2019 and report to Sam Perkins, Managing Director, retail. Additionally, the company announced that Carly O’Brien, who joined the business in early 2019 and has been interim CMO since April, will […]

Bertrand Guyon has joined Christian Dior's creative studio where he will collaborate with creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri, the brand has confirmed. This won’t be the first time the two have worked alongside each other. The pair also worked closely together at Valentino, where Guyon was the studio […]

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