Steve Madden has announced two key executive promotions. Amelia Newton Varela has been named to the newly created position of President, and Karla Frieders has been appointed to the newly created position of Chief Merchandising Officer. Newton Varela has over 17 years of experience with Steve Madden […]

British footwear brand Dr Martens has named former Asda and Matalan boss Paul Mason as its non-executive chairman to replace David Suddens, who has stepped down to “pursue other opportunities”. Mason is also currently chairman of Cath Kidston and Mayborn Group, and was until recently the non-executive […]

Matthew Wilson has resigned as Director of Billabong International owing to a potential conflict in Oaktree’s investment portfolio. The Group has also announced that Thomas Casarella, an Alternate Director for Wilson has also therefore put in his papers. “On behalf of my fellow Directors I would like […]

Wolverine Worldwide, the parent company of Hush Puppies, Keds, Sperry, Saucony and Wolverine, has appointed Chip Coe as its new managing director for its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Coe, who has served as the head of Wolverine’s fast-growing Chaco brand since 2011, replaces Dan Le […]

Mulberry group finance director Roger Mather has resigned after eight years with the luxury brand. Mather’s who was appointed group finance director in 2007 will remain on the Mulberry board until June 30, 2016, while the luxury brand finds a replacement in order to “ensure a smooth transition”. Mulberry […]

Chanel has a new gentleman at the helm of their European market. Berndt Hauptkorn a former Uniqlo executive, has been named president of Chanel Europe. Hauptkorn succeeds Didier Sabas who is retiring according to Chanel. Hauptkorn has been CEO of Uniqlo Europe since 2012, in addition to being the Senior […]

Karen Millen is down one Chief Executive, as Mike Shearwood has left the company after plans for a management buyout were cancelled. His departure from the contemporary women's wear label comes with little warning as Karen Millen confirmed it is "disappointed to announce the departure by mutual agreement […]

The John Lewis Partnership has announced details of the industrial placement schemes it is to offer students taking a year out from university to gain workplace skills and experience in the retail sector. The retail group is offering five placement schemes, one for its department store John Lewis, three […]

New York - In a move that sent the fashion industry in an uproar, Natalie Massenet, the founder of luxury e-commerce site Net-a-Porter, will be resigning from the company. Massenet's most previous role was as the company's Executive Chairman. Upon returning from her recent vacation, she tendered her […]

The Board of ASOS has announced that after 15 years in the role, the Founder of the company Nick Robertson is stepping down as Chief Executive Officer but will remain with the company as a Non-Executive Director. Nick Beighton has been named as new Chief Executive Officer of the company. Asos's CEO […]

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