Aspinal CEO exits Subscription
The chief executive of Aspinal of London, Lisa Montague, has left the business, Drapers can reveal.
Exclusive: Gareth Rees-John exits ArcadiaSubscription
Gareth Rees-John, multichannel director at Miss Selfridge, has left Arcadia after six years, Drapers can reveal.
Ralph Lauren to be knighted Subscription
Ralph Lauren is to become the first US designer to receive an honorary knighthood for services to fashion.
The North Face appoints new EMEA boss Subscription
VF Corporation has appointed Jan Van Leeuwen as vice president, general manager of The North Face, EMEA.
New fashion directors hired at Moda OperandiSubscription
Luxury online retailer Moda Operandi has appointed Lisa Aiken as women’s fashion director and Josh Peskowitz as men’s fashion director.
Debenhams appoints new property director Subscription
Debenhams has appointed Clive Bentley as property director.
Debenhams has appointed Marcus Rigg as head of menswear design.
The John Lewis Partnership, which owns John Lewis and Waitrose, has begun searching for a successor to its longstanding chairman, Sir Charlie Mayfield.
Exclusive: head of USC departsSubscription
The head of Sports Direct-owned fascia USC, Adam Barton, has left the retailer, Drapers understands.
Retail and digital MD to leave DebenhamsSubscription
Debenhams managing director of retail, digital, food and events, Ross Clemmow, will leave the company at the end of January 2019, Drapers understands.
Mothercare culls 200 head office jobsSubscription
Mothercare is set to axe around 200 roles from its head office in Watford as part of a restructure that will help it to achieve its £19m cost-saving target.
Departures at FitFlopSubscription
There have been a number of departures at footwear brand FitFlop, Drapers has learned.
Giles Deacon joins Aspinal as design director Subscription
Aspinal of London has appointed Giles Deacon as its new design director.
Alexachung appoints head of ecommerceSubscription
Alexachung has appointed Chuan Huang as head of ecommerce.
Redundancies loom at Karen MillenSubscription
Karen Millen has put at least 100 head office roles into consultation.
Timberland has appointed London designer Christopher Raeburn as its new global creative director.
Asos appoints new CFO Subscription
Asos has appointed former Britvic CFO Mathew Dunn to the role of chief financial officer.
New CEO at SmythsonSubscription
Smythson has named Xavier Rougeaux as its new CEO, effective immediately.
Frugi appoints new chairSubscription
Julia Reynolds has been appointed chair of Frugi, the sustainable clothing brand for children and new mothers.
British Footwear Association CEO to step down Subscription
The chief executive of the British Footwear Association, John Saunders, is stepping down from his role.
New CEO at GanniSubscription
Ganni has announced Andrea Baldo as its new CEO, as of 22 October.
JD Sports CFO to step downSubscription
JD Sports has announced that chief financial officer, Brian Small, is retiring after 15 years at the business.
Exclusive: Missguided technology chief to exitSubscription
John Allen, chief technology officer at Missguided, is leaving the business to join womenswear etailer Nobody’s Child as chief executive, Drapers can reveal.
Exclusive: Oasis and Warehouse name new CEOSubscription
Oasis and Warehouse Group is promoting chief operating officer Hash Ladha to the role of chief executive, as Liz Evans steps down, Drapers can reveal.
New global creative officer at MCMSubscription
MCM has appointed Adidas’s Dirk Schönberger as its new global creative officer.
New artistic director at United Colors of Benetton Subscription
United Colors of Benetton has appointed Jean-Charles de Castelbajac as its new artistic director of both men’s and women’s collections.
Sloggi appoints new global head of omnichannel Subscription
Sloggi has promoted Alex Cara to the new role of global head of omnichannel.
Management shake-up at SelfridgesSubscription
Selfridges has promoted customer director Simon Forster to the position of managing director of retail arm Selfridges & Co, as current MD Anne Pitcher takes on responsibility for the wider group.
Jil Sander appoints new CEOSubscription
Jil Sander has named Axel Keller as its new CEO.
Olymp appoints new head of designSubscription
Menswear brand Olymp Bezner has appointed Lasse Holger Mitterhusen as its new head of design for its business segment.
Boux Avenue appoints CEOSubscription
Lingerie retailer Boux Avenue has appointed Marks & Spencer’s Michael Kerr as its first chief executive.
This week’s need-to-know fashion retail people moves
Lacoste appoints former Joseph creative director Subscription
Lacoste has appointed Joseph’s Louise Trotter as its new creative director.
M Missoni appoints heiress as creative director Subscription
Missoni has appointed Margherita Maccapani Missoni as creative director of its M Missoni diffusion line.
Hewlett exits Diesel for Marc JacobsSubscription
Jonny Hewlett has left his role as Diesel’s CEO for Europe to join Marc Jacobs as chief commercial officer.
Asos technical director Richard Zubrik will leave the etailer to join Notonthehighstreet as chief technology director.
Oasis customer director Briony Garbett is joining Kurt Geiger next month as global brand and customer experience director, Drapers can reveal.
Debenhams merchandising director exitsSubscription
Debenhams’ director of merchandising, Adele Calderwood, has left the business after 14 years, Drapers understands.
River Island appoints chief people officerSubscription
River Island has appointed Caroline Massingham as its new chief people officer.
Marks & Spencer reveals board changesSubscription
Marks & Spencer has rejigged its board following the retirement of senior independent director and chairman of the remuneration committee Vindi Banga.
The outgoing chief executive of Fat Face, Anthony Thompson, has told Drapers he is leaving business “in good health” and in a position to take advantage of future growth.
Office CEO to retireSubscription
The chief executive of footwear retailer Office, Brian McCluskey, is leaving the business after 15 years.
Fat Face CEO to exitSubscription
Chief executive of Fat Face, Anthony Thompson, is stepping down from his role in January 2019.
Joseph appoints new creative director and CEOSubscription
Joseph has appointed former Givenchy head designer, Susana Clayton, as creative director and Marni’s former global wholesale director, Barbara Campos, as CEO.
Marc Cain appoints MD of design and brand Subscription
Marc Cain has appointed Hugo Boss’s Katja Konradi as managing director of design and brand.
Fenwick appoints Sue Shields to new buying roleSubscription
Fenwick has appointed Sue Shields to the newly-created role of buying manager of handbags and small leather goods.
Boden appoints chief customer officerSubscription
Boden has hired Gav Thompson as its new chief customer officer.
Exclusive: Oasis appoints new head of digital Subscription
Oasis has appointed LK Bennett’s ecommerce director, Liam Price, as its new head of digital, Drapers can reveal.
Lululemon has promoted its senior vice president of global merchandising, Sun Chloe, to the role of chief product manager.
Debenhams merchandising manager heads to TopmanSubscription
Kate Ludlow-Edson, divisional merchandise manager for men’s accessories at Debenhams, is leaving to take up a new role at Topshop Topman.