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Welspun India re-appoints Rajesh Mandawewala as MD

Welspun India Ltd., India’s leading textile conglomerate, has re-appointed Rajesh Mandawewala as the Managing Director. His re-appointment has been approved by the Board for a period of five years effective April 1, 2017. Mandawewala, whose term is going to end on March 31, is the co-promoter of the firm and has been associated with the company since its inception. It is pertinent to note that Welspun has recently inaugurated its Advanced Textiles Plant at Anjar, Kutch, […]

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Kering appoints Fabrizio Malverdi as Brioni CEO

Menswear couture house Brioni has appointed Fabrizio Malverdi as the CEO of Brioni, effective 18 April, 2017. He will replace Gianluca Flore, who left the Group in February 2017. Fabrizio Malverdi has held management positions in luxury companies including Dior Homme, Givenchy and John Galliano. He will be assigned to accelerate the international expansion of one of the most prestigious houses in the high-end menswear market, which follows in the long tradition of Italian tailors. […]

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Mothercare appoints Kirsty Homer as HR Head

Mothercare, a British retailer which specializes in products for expectant mothers and in general merchandise for children, has hired Kirsty Homer from John Lewis Partnership as its new Global HR Director. “We are delighted to welcome Kirsty to Mothercare and I look forward to working closely with her to ensure that we are well positioned to support the continued transformation of our business,” said Mark Newton Jones, CEO, Mothercare, adding, “This is an exciting time […]

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Chloé appoints new Creative Director

Chloé, a French fashion house, has announced Natacha Ramsay-Levi as the new Creative Director of RTW, Leather Goods and Accessories. She will take the charge from April 3, 2017. Ramsay is succeeding Clare Waight Keller who has worked with the company for six long years. The new Creative Director will be presenting her first collection for the French fashion house for Spring 2018 during the Paris Fashion Week in September this year, Chloé informed in […]

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Banana Republic gets new CEO

Apparel retailer Gap Inc. has announced appointment of Mark Breitbard, who was instrumental in delivering the product-led resurgence of Gap’s North America business, as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Banana Republic. He will report to Art Peck, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gap Inc., and will serve on the company’s senior leadership team. Peck will continue to directly oversee Banana Republic until Breitbard joins the company in early May. “Mark brings significant […]

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Under Armour gets new Chief Innovation Officer

Under Armour, the American sports clothing and accessories company, has announced appointment of Clay Dean as Chief Innovation Officer. In his new role, Clay will be responsible for driving Under Armour’s global vision and strategy for Innovation, and cross-functional collaboration with its internal Design, Marketing, Product, and Category Management teams. Dean, who has become part of Under Armour after spending 20 years at General Motors, will be posted at company’s headquarter in Baltimore. He will […]

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KappAhl makes changes in management

Swedish fashion retailer KappAhl has decided to appoint President and CEO, Danny Feltmann as Vice President – Customer Experience, a newly created role in the company as it carries out a reorganization that involves the merging of marketing and retail functions. “The new position will be held by President and CEO, Danny Feltmann, during the introduction of the new organization. The current Vice President Marketing, Joakim Holmstrand, will leave the company in August 2017,” reads […]

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Apparel Brand Celio ropes in new CEO

French clothing retailer, Celio, has announced Satyen P Momaya as the new CEO of the company. He has 20 years of experience in working with retail, telecommunications and consumer durables industries. Momaya has a successful track record in building a strong profitable business and achieving market objectives. In his current role at Celio, he will head the retail business, from operations and management to marketing related activities and revenue generation. Also, he will be responsible […]

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Indian apparel exporters dominate FIEO’s newly elected team

In the election of Federation of Indian Export Organisation’s (FIEO) managing committee members, apparel exporters took the lead as four elected exporters belong to the apparel export industry. For the post of Regional Chairman, (Northern Region) Priyanka Mittal, KRBL Limited, Noida defeated Ashwani Kumar of Victor Forgings, Jalandhar. In All India Basis context (recognized one- and two-star export house category), there were total four seats and all four went to the apparel exporters as Gyan […]

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Trade shows organizer Pitti Immagine appoints new President

Italian trade shows organizer, Pitti Immagine, has appointed new President and Vice President for the next mandate. On 28 February 2017, the Board of Directors of the Centro di Firenze per la Moda Italiana in Florence passed a resolution regarding the Presidency and the Board of Directors at Pitti Immagine. According to the new resolution, Pitti Immagine will have Claudio Marenzi as the President, who takes over Gaetano Marzotto, whereas Andrea Cavicchi will take charge […]

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French fashion house Emanuel Ungaro names new Creative Director

Emanuel Ungaro, a French fashion house which is restructuring its women’s ready-to-wear division, has announced appointment of Marco Colagrossi as the new Creative Director for the segment. He is succeeding Fausto Puglisi, who is reportedly leaving the label to start his own women’s, men’s and accessories lines. Colagrossi, a 43-year-old Milanese designer, has the prior experience of working with Giorgio Armani, where he was responsible for women’s wear. Previously, he was associated with Dolce & […]

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Southern Tide appoints new Creative Head, Director for women’s design

American apparel company Southern Tide has recently made two new recruitments for the role of Creative Director and Director… Craig O’Brien has been appointed as the new Creative Head while Jessica Zaro will play her role as the new Director – women’s design. “O’Brien has become part of Southern Tide after 15 years at Vineyard Vines, most recently as Vice President of Men’s Design. O’Brien has extensive US and international experience in brand development. He […]

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Calvin Klein Jeans appoints new Global Design Head

US fashion retailer Calvin Klein has tapped Luella Bartley to take care of the brand’s design and expansions globally. Her participation is quite worthy for the company and her role will be the crucial one. The retailer makes a large part of its revenue from its mainstream produce, which includes denims and underwear. The designer has been appointed under Pieter Mulier, Creative Director, CK, who joined the brand last August. In the near future, Luella […]

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Puma names new President for North America

German sportswear retailer Puma has announced the appointment of Bob Philion as the President of Puma North America. He will continue leading the global Cobra Puma Golf business as well. Philion led Puma’s acquisition of Cobra in 2010 and under his leadership the combined Cobra Puma Golf brand has seen immense growth, continuing to deliver a full 360 portfolios of game-changing products. Having more than 20 years of experience in various sales, merchandising and general management […]

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Fashion retailer Ralph Lauren creates two new management roles

Fashion retailer Ralph Lauren has tapped Jonathan Bottomley for the newly created role of Chief Marketing Officer with effect from 3rd April. He will be responsible for evolving Ralph Lauren’s brand voice, leading the global marketing team and building cut-through marketing strategies across the company’s brands. Jonathan previously served as Chief Strategy Officer at Vice Media. Prior to that, he was Chief Strategy Officer and Managing Partner in the London headquarters of Bartle Bogle Hegarty where he led strategic brand-building efforts […]

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