Cath Kidston, founder of the eponymous floral-based lifestyle label, is stepping down from her role as creative director. The designer, who developed the home-ware and lifestyle brand from a single store in Holland Park 21 years ago, has decided to remove herself from the daily runnings of the retail […]

Luxury online menswear retailer Mr Porter has named Ben Palmer as its new creative director, effective early 2015. Palmer joins from Burberry where he was responsible for overseeing all design and creative aspects of the fashion label's global events. In his new role with the luxury menswear site, he […]

Style designer Matthieu Blazy is rumoured to have joined fashion house Céline, under Phoebe Philo's creative leadership. According to reports by fashion trade magazine WWD, Blazy has left Maison Martin Margiela, where he was in charge of the couture line, and may have joined Celine. The Paris-based […]

Chanel unveiled a sneak peek Monday of a splashy music video featuring US pop star Pharrell Williams and British supermodel Cara Delevingne that retraces the birth of the fashion house's iconic jacket. A sample of the clip has Williams in the role of Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph waltzing in a dark […]

Deckers Brands, parent company of Uggs, has appointed Sergio Azzolari as its Senior Vice President for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region (EMEA), commencing 2 February, 2015. “We are delighted to announce Sergio’s appointment as Senior Vice President of the EMEA region,” commented […]

Gap has announced the promotion of two successful current executives, with 35 years of combined company experience between them, to become global brand presidents for Gap and Banana Republic. The moves were orchestrated by Art Peck as he prepares to take on the role of Chief Executive Officer of Gap […]

The Children's Place has announced the appointment of Anurup Pruthi as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective December 1, 2014. He will report to Michael Scarpa, Chief Operating Officer. “I have worked with Anurup for many years. He brings a wealth of relevant industry expertise […]

Outdoor outfitter Patagonia has announced the appointment of Ryan Gellert as the company's new General Manager for Europe. Patagonia, which has seen profits triple since 2008, will see Gellert in charge of European markets and the Middle East. Gellert joins from Black Diamond Inc, where he spent 15 […]

Hans Schmitt, managing director for international and whole sales at SuperGroup is set to leave his current role at the end of the year to take on a new challenge at Diesel as Executive vice president of global sales. He first joined SuperGroup in June, 2013 were he has been credited with creating new […]

Marks & Spencer Group (M&S) has announced the appointment of Helen Weir CBE to its Board as Chief Finance Officer. She is currently Chief Financial Officer at the John Lewis Partnership. Commenting on her appointment, Marc Bolland, Chief Executive, M&S, said, “We are delighted to be appointing […]