American fashion designer Ralph Rucci has left the fashion house he founded in 1994. Rucci is leaving 'to pursue other creative endeavors', the company said in a statement. It is not yet known what these are. Rucci, who studied under and worked for Halston before establishing his own label, struggled […]

Luxury hosiery and lingerie label Wolford has named designer Grit Seymour as its Creative Director. In her new role, Seymour will oversee the design of future collection and act as an advisory for the brand's overall identity whilst helping drive the brand's ongoing development. Her first contribution […]

Jaeger is lining up a former Asos director to be chairman as it prepares for ambitious international expansion. Founded 130 years ago, Jaeger is currently owned by Jon Moulton’s Better Capital and is regarded as an affordable luxury brand. The company is thought be close to appointing Peter Williams […]

German outdoor apparel label Jack Wolfskin has tapped Melody Harris-Jensbach as its new Chief Executive Officer, with immediate effect. Harris-Jensbach brings with her over 30 years of experience within the industry, first cutting her teeth as the head designer for Viventy by Bernd Berger. In 2008 she […]

\'Normcore\' fashion retailer Gap has said goodbye to Carolyne Rapp, director of global fashion and creative concepts, who “quietly” left her role at the company. Sources close to Rapp and the retailer revealed to WWD that Rapp, who is still under contract until the end of the year, position […]

Luxury fashion brand Tomas Maier has appointed Giuseppe Giovannetti as its new CEO. According to WWD, Giovannetti, who currently heads up Bottega Veneta\'s Americas division, will begin his new job this Monday and will report to Marco Bizzarri, CEO of Kering's luxury couture and leather goods division. […]

E-commerce is one of the most promising businesses for the fashion industry. Alibaba\'s record-breaking IPO, which ended its first day on the stock exchange recording a 38 percent increase and a capitalisation of 231 billion dollars, is atangible example of this. Driven by the number of different scales […]

They may have just been acquitted for tax evasion, however Italian design duo Dolce & Gabbana have not left on great terms with the local government. In the aftermath of the proceedings the designers are to return an award given to them bythe city of Milan just days after they were cleared of tax evasion […]

Coats, leading industrial thread and consumer textile crafts business, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rajiv Sharma, Global CEO, Coats Industrial, as an Executive Director of the Coats Board effective December 1, 2014. Sharma joined Coats in November 2010 to head the industrial division which, […]

Photographer David Armstrong has died at the age of 60 after losing a battle from liver cancer. Beloved for his sublime, sensual and softly-lit portraits of young men, Armstrong first rose to prominence as a cult photographer of 70s and 80s New York alongside Nan Goldin. The pair first met as teenagers […]

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