Paolo Riva is stepping down from Victoria Beckham for personal reasons and with immediate effect, just ten months after joining the company as CEO. Chairman Ralph Toledano will manage the fashion label while it looks for a new chief executive. “It has been a real pleasure working with Paolo, and on […]

Lola Rykiel, granddaughter of French fashion designer Sonia Rykiel, is following in her grandmother’s footsteps and launching an apparel collection, Vogue reports. Named “Pompom Paris”, the brand will offer “chic sportswear” with track suits, leggings and hoodies that can go from the gym to the street. […]

The founder and chairman of Irish retail chain Primark, Arthur Ryan, died on Monday following a short illness, according to BBC News. He was 83 years old. Many considered Ryan to be a “true pioneer” of the retail world. Ryan founded the iconic retail store, initially known as Penneys, in 1969 in Dublin, […]

Laure Browne, former International Brands Director at Auchan Retail, has joined sustainable sneaker brand Veja in the role of Group CEO. This is the first time in the company’s fifteen-year history that co-founders Sébastien Kopp and Ghislain Morillion appoint someone else for this role. “After 30 years […]

VF Corporation has announced the appointment of Denny Bruce to the position of Global Brand President, Dickies, effective July 1. The company said, he reports to Curt Holtz, Executive Vice President and Group President, Workwear. “Dickies is an iconic brand that has stood alongside generations of proud […]

Jason Basmajian will be exiting his role at chief creative officer of Cerruti 1881. Basmajian joined the Italian luxury brand in 2015, and will now be exiting just four years later. "It has been a privilege to work for such iconic brands and write another chapter in their history," he said to WWD. "I […]

Francesca Bellettini has been elected as the new president of the Chambre Syndicale de la Mode féminine. She succeeds Bruno Pavlovsky of Chanel in the position and will now head the governing body of French fashion for women. Bellettini has served as president and chief executive officer of Saint Laurent […]

Fashion designer and United Arab Emirates sheikh Khalid Al Qasimi has passed away in London at the age of 39. Son of the ruler of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, Qasimi launched his eponymous brand in 2008 with designer Elliott James Frieze and had been featured on the official schedules at both […]

The wardrobe of screen legend Claudia Cardinale is to go under the hammer in Paris next week, with the star saying her clothes show "the liberation of women". The Italian actress who featured in such classics as "The Leopard", Fellini's "8 1/2" and Sergio Leone's "Once Upon a Time in the West" told […]

After the meeting of its supervisory board, Hugo Boss Ag has announced that Bernd Hake, its chief sales officer, will be stepping down from the company’s managing board to pursue a new professional challenge. The company said, this decision was made by mutual consent and that managing board Chairman […]

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