J. C. Penney Company, Inc. has announced that Bill Wafford, a retail executive with over 25 years of broad finance experience, has been named Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, effective April 8, 2019. Reporting to Jill Soltau, Chief Executive Officer, the company said, Wafford will […]

Columbia Sportswear Company has elected Kevin Mansell to serve as a director on its board and as member of the nominating and corporate governance and audit committees, effective March 25, 2019. The company said, Mansell has been nominated for election by the company’s shareholders to a full term as […]

Lorenzo Osti has been appointed as President of Italian sportswear company C.P. Company, effective immediately. He will be reporting to CEO Peter Wang. Lorenzo Osti is the son of Massimo Osti, who founded the company as Chester Perry in 1971. The business changed its name to C.P. Company seven years […]

Marks and Spencer Plc (M&S) has confirmed that Paula Bonham Carter, head of buying for womenswear and Rachel Harley, head of merchandising, lingerie are leaving the company. The company said in a statement that Carter is leaving M&S at the end of April, while Harley will step down in June. An […]

After earning 100 million dollars in Series D investment funding and bringing its valuation to 1.2 billion dollars last week, direct-to-consumer beauty brand Glossier is stepping up its content strategy. The five-year-old company has brought on Elle.com's Digital Director Leah Chernikoff as its first […]

Spanish fashion brand Desigual, best known for its colorful designs, has ended the collaboration with its first-ever artistic director, Jean-Paul Goude, who had been working for the company since August 2017. Desigual told Spanish fashion publication Moda.es that Goude’s functions will be taken over […]

Scott Ziegler has been appointed as Havaianas’ new retail director for the EMEA region, the company informed in a statement. A veteran with over 20 years of experience in companies like VF Corporation, Columbia Sportswear, Adidas and Foot Locker, Ziegler will be responsible for Havaianas’ 170 points […]

INTERVIEW In the latest installment of our Work In Fashion Series, FashionUnited quizzes Laura Dowling, Chief Marketing Officer of US based Digital Brands Group, a globally expanding digital-first luxury lifestyle business, about the ins and outs of her job, career progression and her top tips on how […]

Former senior vice president and fashion director of Neiman Marcus is stepping down from his roles with the luxury retailer at the end of this week to lend his expertise to American Dream. A future New Jersey retail and entertainment center, American Dream is being developed by Triple Five Group, who […]

Roberto Cavalli creative director Paul Surridge on Monday confirmed he is exiting his role via his personal Instagram account. Rumours surfaced last week when WWD stated Surridge would imminently resign due to the frustration of a lack of investment for product and store development. Surridge, who was […]

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