Karen Castellano joins Sequential as President of Fashion

Sequential Brands Group, Inc. has appointed Karen Castellano as President of Fashion reporting, directly to the company's CEO Karen Murray. The company said, Castellano will oversee the company's brands in its fashion division, which includes Jessica Simpson, Joe’s, William Rast, and Ellen Tracy.

“I’m excited to welcome Karen Castellano to Sequential and have her as part of our executive team,” said Murray in a statement, adding, “Karen has a proven track record of building fashion brands, a deep understanding of the licensing business and solid retail and wholesale relationships. She is a true asset and I’m thrilled she’s joining us.”

The company added that Castellano joins Sequential from G-III Apparel Group, where she was president of Tommy Hilfiger women’s denim and sportswear division and oversaw the design, sales, merchandising and marketing of the brand. Prior to that, she served as executive vice president of NYDJ Apparel, where she was responsible for leading the sales, retail planning, wholesale planning and merchandising.

Previously, she served as CEO of TR Designs, Inc. where she managed and strategically led all aspects of the Tracy Reese and Plenty by Tracy Reese lines, designed by American CFDA designer Tracy Reese, worldwide. In 2007, she was recruited by the CEO of Burberry to serve as vice president of Burberry’s menswear and childrenswear wholesale business. In 1989, Castellano joined Liz Claiborne, where she spent almost 20 years serving in various roles including president of Claiborne sportwear & men’s mid-tier brands. She began her career at Bloomingdales, working in their executive buyer training program.

Picture:Joe's Jeans website


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