In what comes as a shock to many in the fashion industry, GIvenchy's artistic director Clare Waight Keller is leaving the fashion house after a three year stint at the brand. Waight Keller's contributions to the house include elevating their couture collections and designing the now world famous wedding […]

Francois-Henri Pinault, the head of French luxury group Kering, has agreed to give up a quarter of his fixed wages for the rest of the year and the entirety of his variable compensation for 2020, the company said Friday. The luxury group which includes labels such as Gucci, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga […]

US luxury department store chain Nordstrom has announced the appointment of Jim Donald and Mark J. Tritton to its board of directors. Donald has spent his career working in the retail, food and hospitality industries, holding CEO positions at coffee chain Starbucks, Extended Stay America, Inc, and Haggen. […]

Iconic Italian footwear designer Sergio Rossi has died at 84. The designer passed away on 2 April of coronavirus complications at the Maurizio Bufalini Hospital in Cesena, in northern Italy, according to multiple media reports. Riccardo Sciutto, CEO of Sergio Rossi Group, said in a statement: “Today […]

VF Corporation has named Markus Hamm as the new vice president and general manager, Kipling EMEA, effective April 1. Hamm who joined VF in 2004 has held various key sales positions for Jansport and Eastpak, including sales director, direct to consumer and strategic accounts director and most recently […]

New Look has appointed Stuart MacKenzie to its board as a non-executive director, replacing John Gnodde who stepped down on 1 March. MacKenzie has been the CEO of Ethos Private Equity since 2014 and has experience working with portfolio companies across various industries and all aspects of the private […]

Ted Baker has appointed Rachel Osborne as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. The company said in a statement that Osborne, whose appointment will be effective immediately, has more than 20 years’ of relevant brand and retail sector experience. She joined Ted Baker as chief financial officer in November […]

PrettyLittleThing founder and CEO Umar Kamani is donating his salary in March to support small businesses impacted by Covid-19. Kamani said in an Instagram video: “It is important for me, as a human being, to recognise the current situation we find ourselves in and remind you all that I was once a small […]

Store closures, adjusted profit outlooks, tumbling share prices, empty high streets, these are the daily reports the fashion industry is facing during the coronavirus pandemic. But aside from the dire circumstances endured by the big corporate retail players and luxury houses, most of whom will bounce […]

Jewellery brand Pandora has appointed Martino Pessina as its chief commercial officer following its announcement earlier this month to establish a “consumer-focused business with a strengthened leadership team”. Experienced retail executive Pessina will take up the newly established chief commercial […]

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