Max Azria, the Tunisian designer behind BCBG Max Azria and CEO of the conglomerate of the same name, has died in Houston, Texas. The designer died from lung cancer, according to WWD who first reported the news. Before creating the renowned label BCBG—which stands for Bon Chic, Bon Genre—in 1991, Azria […]

Impactiva, quality assurance and supply chain solutions provider for the apparel, footwear and accessories sectors, has appointed industry veteran Ed Gribbin as Chief Engagement Officer. In this newly created role, the company said, Gribbin will lead Impactiva’s global business development team and […]

Jeremie Blondel has been announced as the new VP of Sales for The North Face in Europe, Middle-East and Asia. Blondel, who will be based in the brand’s European headquarters in Stabio, Switzerland, will be responsible for The North Face’s wholesale activities in the region. In a press statement, The […]

Cherokee Global Brands has appointed Patti Johnson to its board of directors. The company said, Johnson began serving as Director and Chair of the audit committee effective April 26, 2019. "As we continue to grow and enhance our company for future success, it is essential that we add new skillsets to […]

Dutch lingerie retailer Hunkemöller has announced the appointment of Andrew Lane as its new global design director. Lane is taking over from Zoe Price-Smith, and brings with him over sixteen years of experience in the fashion industry working with names such as Vera Wang, Donna Karen, Narcisco Rodriguez […]

Nashville-based retailer Genesco has appointed Mimi Eckel Vaughn to the role of Chief Operating Officer, effective today. She will continue to serve in her previous role as Chief Financial Officer as well, until a substitute is found. “Mimi has been a key contributor in the growth and expansion of the […]

Abdelkader Ouazzani, the last of Morocco's brocade master weavers, has been repeating the same gestures for 63 years in his dilapidated workshop in the heart of the old city of Fes. "This profession is vanishing... There were many craftsmen in Fes, but they all died and only memories remain," says the […]

Online fashion retailer Zalora has appointed Rostin Javadi as Chief Operations Officer (COO). The company said, continuing to be based in Malaysia, close to Zalora’s regional e-fulfilment hub, in his new role, Javadi is charged with overseeing operational excellence across the group, managing Zalora’s […]

Bonnie Brooks, former Vice Chair, President and CEO of Hudson’s Bay Company, has been appointed interim CEO of women’s clothing chain Chico’s FAS, effective immediately. Brooks has been a member of Chico FAS’s board of directors since 2016. She is succeeding Shelley Broader, who resigned from her roles […]

Nike, Inc. has announced that Dr. John C. Lechleiter, a director of the company since 2009 and former chairman, president and chief executive officer of Eli Lilly and Company, has decided to retire and will not stand for re-election to the company’s board of directors at the September 2019 annual meeting […]

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