British department store group Selfridges has tapped Chris May as its first group business development director. May, who is the former business development director at Chanel, is set to take on his new role at Selfridges on December 1, when he will be reporting to Paul Kelly, group managing director. […]

US fashion label Ralph Lauren has tapped Geoffroy van Raemdonck as Group President for its Europe division. Van Raemdonck will be based out of Ralph Lauren's European headquarters in Geneva and is set to report directly to Jacki Nemerov, Ralph Lauren's President and Chief Operating Officer. He will […]

Former Head of Buying for womenswear at John Lewis, Jo Hooper, is set to take on a new challenge as Group Product Director at accessories and ready-to-wear brand L.K. Bennett, with immediate effect. In the newly created role, Hooper will oversee product vision and strategy across L.K. Bennett’s […]

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 […]