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Christopher Kane appoints new chief executive

Christopher Kane has appointed Alexandre de Brettes as chief executive.

Previously director of financial communications and market Intelligence at Christopher Kane parent company Kering,de Brettes joined the Group in 2002 as deputy director of financial communications.

He takes on his new role on September 1.

De Brettes’ appointment is the first major hire since Kering acquired the Christopher Kane company in January and forms part of the company’s “global development strategy”.

Christopher Kane, creative director of the brand said de Brettes’ experience at Kering was “invaluable” to the label.

He added: “Alexandre’s appointment puts the running of our business in very good hands and gives us a strong ally in the building of our company. Together, we will focus on organic global growth and protecting and nurturing the creative DNA of our business.”

Alexis Babeau, managing director of Kering Luxury Division, said: “Alexandre’s skills and the experience he acquired within the Group will enable him to help the Christopher Kane house accelerate its expansion”.

De Brettes added: “My role will be to bolster the growth of this extraordinary fashion house around the world, protecting its creative heart and capitalising on its unique identity.”

Christopher Kane currently has 26 employees, and ships collections to 200 doors worldwide.

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