Marigay McKee, former Harrods director, has left her position as president of Saks Fifth Avenue after just 15 months, and Marc Metrick, an executive with Saks’ parent Hudson’s Bay Co, has been named as her successor. Richard Baker, executive chairman of Hudson’s Bay Co has stating that “the fit wasn’t […]

Italian designer Francesco Smalto, who as one of the stars of the men's fashion industry clothed princes, heads of state and sporting icons, has died in Morocco aged 87. The "creative visionary" provided men with "an allure and unique style" his fashion house said in a statement. Smalto enjoyed a lengthy […]

Basil Soda, credited as one of Lebanon's best-known international fashion designers, has died, his company said. His death was announced Monday on the social media pages of his fashion house, which described him as a "great international designer... who built his company single-handedly from the group […]

Affordable luxury label Faconnable is currently down one very significant member of its team. It was announced this morning that Ludovic le Gourrièrec has left his position as Deputy Managing Director, effective immediately. Le Gourrièrec wasn’t available for immediate commentary, but, he has confirmed […]

New York-based fashion label Carolina Herrera has named Francois Kress, who was most recently global president of Stuart Weitzman, as its new chief executive officer. Kress assumes some of the responsibilities previously handled by Caroline Brown, who resigned as president in September to become CEO […]

Quiksilver promoted its President Pierre Agnes to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and added Agnes to its Board of Directors. He succeeds Andy Mooney who is no longer with the company. In addition, Greg Healy, Quiksilver's APAC Region President, has been promoted to President of the company, […]

Four months into her new role as Group Product Director at L.K. Bennett seemed to be more than enough for Jo Hooper, who has reportedly exited the company. According to Drapers, Hooper, who was responsible for product vision and strategy for all categories of the ready-to-wear label, has left the newly […]

Positive Luxury, the London-based company behind the Butterfly Mark, a global seal of approval for luxury lifestyle brands, is expanding its operations to the US with the appointment of a American-based advisory board. Comprised of five experts from within the field of responsible business, the advisory […]

The board of directors of Columbia Sportswear Company decided to expand its board to 11 members and elected Malia H. Wasson to serve in the newly-created position, effective March 19, 2015. The board also nominated Wasson for election by the shareholders to a full term as a board member at the company's […]

New West End Company, the organisation responsible for the management and promotion of London's Bond Street, Oxford Street and Regent Street, has strengthened its main strategic board with the appointed of seven “retail heavyweights”. The seven new additions are: John Lewis retail director Andrew Murphy, […]

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