British fashion and lifestyle brand Joules has named Asda’s Nick Jones as its new chief executive officer, replacing Colin Porter who announced he was retiring before the end of the Group's FY20 financial year. Set to join Joules before the end of 2019, Jones will work alongside Porter for a “short […]

Classic German footwear brand Birkenstock is expanding Natural Skin Care into the United States with Louise Caldwell taking the helm as president and general manager of the brand. The Birkenstock Group, who also owns the sister company Birkenstock Cosmetics announced Caldwell’s appointment this morning […]

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 […]

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