The French fashion council - Fédération Française de la Couture du Prêt à Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode - this week stated Kering chairman François-Henri Pinault has been elected to its executive committee. Pinault was selected in his […]

Footwear and lifestyle label Vans has appointed Neil Schambra Stevens as its new Vice President of Marketing for its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. He succeeds, Jérémy de Maillard who left the brand this summer to take on the role of Vice President of Marketing EMEA at The […]

British department store group John Lewis has announced the appointment of Loraine Woodhouse, who is set to join the company board on December 1 as acting Group Finance Director. The announcement comes after Helen Weir, John Lewis Partnership Finance Director previously tendered her resignation earlier […]

Value fashion retailer Primark has announced the appointment Jayne Bibby, former deputy catwalk editor at WGSN as its digital content editor. In her new role, Bibby is responsible for all online content across the Irish label's nine websites, which are translated into six different languages. She has […]

Anita Bolger, global brand and marketing director for Tesco's fashion branch F&F is set to exit the company at the end of the year, after a 14 year tenure at the retailer. She will be succeeded by Chris Other, who returned to the UK after serving as F&F's commercial director in China earlier this year. […]

British heritage label Mulberry has named designer Johnny Coca as its new creative director, after being without a creative boss since June last year, when Emma Hill quit after six years with the brand. Coca, who is currently Celine’s head design director for leather goods, shoes, hard accessories, […]

Cath Kidston, founder of the eponymous floral-based lifestyle label, is stepping down from her role as creative director. The designer, who developed the home-ware and lifestyle brand from a single store in Holland Park 21 years ago, has decided to remove herself from the daily runnings of the retail […]

Luxury online menswear retailer Mr Porter has named Ben Palmer as its new creative director, effective early 2015. Palmer joins from Burberry where he was responsible for overseeing all design and creative aspects of the fashion label's global events. In his new role with the luxury menswear site, he […]

Fashion designer Matthieu Blazy is rumoured to have joined fashion house Céline, under Phoebe Philo's creative leadership. According to reports by fashion trade magazine WWD, Blazy has left Maison Martin Margiela, where he was in charge of the couture line, and may have joined Celine. The Paris-based […]

Chanel unveiled a sneak peek Monday of a splashy music video featuring US pop star Pharrell Williams and British supermodel Cara Delevingne that retraces the birth of the fashion house's iconic jacket. A sample of the clip has Williams in the role of Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph waltzing in a dark […]

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