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Fashion brand Ralph Lauren ropes in Kevin Carrigan as Creative Head

Fashion retailer Ralph Lauren has tapped Kevin Carrigan to take the new role of Senior Vice President and Creative Director at the company. Kevin will oversee women’s line Lauren and Chaps of the fashion brand. He previously spent 18 years at Calvin Klein, rising to the role of Global Creative Director there. Commenting on the appointment, Valérie Hermann, President – Ralph Lauren said, “Kevin is a proven leader with significant brand experience. Consistent with the […]

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G-III Apparel taps Barbara Kennedy for Donna Karan

G-III Apparel Group Ltd., leading manufacturer and distributor of apparel and accessories, has announced the appointment of Barbara Kennedy to the position of President – Wholesale, Design, Merchandising and Sales of Donna Karan. Kennedy stated, “I have always admired the Donna Karan and DKNY brands and see enormous opportunity ahead. I look forward to working with the G-III and Donna Karan teams to develop the full potential of the Donna Karan and DKNY businesses.” Also Read – […]

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Fashion brand Burberry’s new CEO to take charge in July

Fashion brand Burberry has confirmed that Marco Gobbetti will take charge as Chief Executive Officer from July 5, 2017. Meanwhile, he will assume the role of Executive Chairman, Asia Pacific and Middle East regions by the end of this month until July 4, 2017.He is the former CEO and Chairman of Céline, the influential LVMH-owned fashion and accessories brand. In July 2016, the British fashion houserecruited Gobbetti as its new CEO, replacing Christopher Bailey. Burberry […]

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True Fit names new Chief Retail Officer

True Fit, footwear and apparel’s discovery platform, has announced the appointment of Troy Brown to the position of Chief Retail Officer. In this new role, he will lead True Fit’s go-to-market team and drive the global growth of True Fit’s retail partnerships, overseeing all aspects of sales, delivery and client success. William R. Adler, CEO, True Fit welcomed Troy on board. He will be responsible for the proliferation of True Fit’s SaaS solutions including the company’s […]

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Fashion retailer Nordstrom reshuffles management roles; expands reach

Nordstrom, US-based leading fashion specialty retailer, has named Geevy Thomas to the newly created position of Chief Innovation Officer. He will lead the most forward-looking customer-centric efforts that the retailer has taken on to date. With 34 years of experience in all areas of Nordstrom, Geevy previously served as the company’s President of Nordstrom Rack. “Geevy is known as a customer-first, visionary leader. That deep knowledge, along with his curiosity and energy to try new […]

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Euratex’s new President assumes charge

Klaus Huneke, who holds an extensive international experience in the textile industry, has assumed charge as new President of Euratex (The European Apparel and Textile Organisation) for a two-year term. He succeeded Sege Piolat, who headed the organization during the last two years. “Serge Piolat achieved impressive results in strengthening the voice of the European textile and clothing industry. To further enhance our industry, my intention is to focus on few strategic priorities such as […]

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Outdoor clothing retailer Sherpa Adventure appoints new Sales VP

Sherpa Adventure Gear, an outdoor clothing retailer, has named Andy Welling as the new Vice President of Sales for the North American region. Welling will have a key role in executing the commercial strategy while being the primary interface between the brand and the sales force. He will also lead the effort to further build the brand within the outdoor industry and work directly with the marketing and product teams. “We are beyond thrilled to have […]

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Champion Thread Company appoints new Sales VP

Champion Thread Company, a leading global supplier of industrial sewing threads, engineered yarns, and other textile and sewn products supplies, has appointed PJ McCord as the new Vice President of Sales. In his new role, McCord will be responsible for running the company’s sales organization and developing strategic sales plans that will drive profitable growth. McCord has held executive roles with other leading global sewing thread manufacturers prior joining Champion Thread Company. Matt Poovey, President, […]

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Coach appoints new Chief Financial Officer

US-based fashion retailer, Coach has recently appointed Kevin G. Wills as new its Chief Financial Officer. His whose tenure will be effective from the month of March this year. Wills will replace Jane Nielsen, who left the company in August 2016 and Andrea Shaw Resnick, who served as Interim CFO following Nielsen’s departure. Wills has previously worked at Saks Fifth Avenue for almost 16 years in various finance, strategic-planning, administration and operations positions including EVP […]

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India to produce 346 lakh cotton bales in 2016-17

As per the recently issued statement by Cotton Association of India (CAI), the country is projected to produce about 346 lakh bales during 2016-17 crop year as compared to 337.75 lakh bales produced in 2015-16. However, the production of cotton in the country declined from about 386 lakh bales in 2014-15 to 337.75 lakh bales in 2015-16, the lowest in last five years. This drastic reduction in crop was mainly due to the white-fly attack, […]

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Indian Silk Export Promotion Council appoints new Chairman

Satish Gupta of Moda Cocktail, Noida (India) has been appointed as the new Chairman of Indian Silk Export Promotion Council (ISEPC). Earlier, he served as Vice Chairman of ISEPC. While talking exclusively to Apparel Resources, Satish appeared optimistic about the growth of silk export industry. “Definitely my top priority is to enhance the silk export from India and I am hoping that despite all ups and downs we will be able to achieve annual export […]

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Indian Textiles Ministry questions appointment of AEPC SG

Appointment of Ram Singh as Secretary General (SG) of Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) – the official body of apparel exporters in India that has more than 8,000 apparel exporters as its members – is under cloud of suspicion as questions in this regard have been raised by the Ministry of Textiles (MoT). Ram Singh, IPS Officer of Punjab Cadre (1994 Batch), who is currently the Director at Ministry of Textiles on deputation basis, was […]

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BTMA re-elects President for 2017-18

Tapan Chowdhury, Chairman of Square Group, has been re-elected as the President of Bangladesh Textile Mills Association for 2017-18 at the recently held 33rd Annual General Meeting of the association in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Tapan is also the sponsor director of thirty different business establishments of the Square Group. He also took the office of Adviser of ministries of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, Youth and Sports, Food and Disaster Management and Science and Technology under […]

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Fashion brand New Look appoints CFO

Fashion brand New Look has tapped Richard Collyer as permanent Chief Financial Officer of the company with immediate effect. Collyer will work to continue to achieve its strategic aims and growth plans. Earlier, Collyer has been performing the role on an interim basis since March 2016. He joined New Look in 2008 and has held a succession of appointments, rising from Senior Financial Reporting Manager to Group Finance Director. Commenting on the appointment, Anders Kristiansen, […]

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Denim brand Denham shuffles management

Denham the Jeanmaker has announced a massive shakeup of its current Executive Board as part of its new strategic plan for 2017. As per the plan, Ludo Onnink has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of the denim brand with immediate effect. In another development, Fred Gehring has been named Non-Executive Chairman at the company. Onnink and Gehring were the founding partners of Tommy Hilfiger Europe before they went on to form the […]

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