It was a long time coming, but according to a report by Raf Simons is officially starting his work as creative director at Calvin Klein on August 2. The news has yet to be officially confirmed by Calvin Klein. Simons, who left Dior in October of last year after three years at the house, […]

Shop Direct, the owner of and, has announced its third data-focused senior appointment in under a month, bringing in McKinsey and Company junior partner Assi Gol to lead its customer intelligence teams. Gol will join Shop Direct, the UK’s second largest pureplay online retailer, […]

Richard Baker, the chairman of DFS and Whitbread, has been named the new chairman of the retail industry’s trade association, the British Retail Consortium (BRC). Baker, who is already on the British Retail Consortium board, will succeed Sir Charlie Mayfield on September 1, when he stands down after […]

Billabong International has said that Sally Pitkin has intimated the company that, in order to dedicate time to her recent appointment as a member of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility, she will be retiring as a Director of the company effective August 15, 2016. Pitkin served Billabong for […]

Could Haider Ackermann be Berluti’s next creative director? The French designer is believed to be in talks with luxury menswear label Berluti to succeed Alessandro Sartori, according to a report by Paris-based Berluti has been actively looking to replace Sartori, who left the brand earlier […]

Betsy Bloomingdale has died, as reported by WWD and Vanity Fair Wednesday, July 20. She was 93 years old. While Bloomingdale had been ill for some time, the cause of death could not be immediately learned. Funeral arrangements are still being determined. While Bloomingdale had been a member of high […]

In another major turn of events in the fashion world, Peter Copping, Creative Director of Oscar de la Renta has announced his departure in less than two years with the company. “We have always been in the business of creating beautiful clothes,” said Alex Bolen, CEO of Oscar de la Renta, adding, “And […]

In all the craziness caused by the comings and goings of designers from one fashion house to another, Alessandro Dell’Acqua remains a constant. The designer extended his contract and is staying on as creative director of French fashion house Rochas, WWD reports. Dell’Acqua has been creative director […]

Footwear brand Hotter has named Victoria Betts as its first omni-channel director as part of its continuing expansion plans. Betts will be responsible for creating a “seamless shopping experience” for Hotter’s customers across UK, European and US markets, as well as growing the brand’s presence across […]

Givenchy has named Isabelle Tasset their new international press director. She has begun in her new role this week, and reports to communications director Youssef Marquis. Tasset joins Givenchy after spending several years at luxury brand Lanvin. Most recently, she served as Lanvin's international press […]

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