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D&G president moves to lead Lands' End

Dolce & Gabbana USA president Federica Marchionni has been appointed as chief executive of US brand Lands’ End.

She will succeed Edgar Huber on February 17, who will then resign from company.

Marchionni became president at D&G USA in 2011 and has held senior roles in the company since 2001. Prior to that, she was senior vice president at Ferrari.

Josephine Linden, chairman of the board of Lands’ End, said: “We are delighted that Federica Marchionni is joining Lands’ End. 

“We are confident she will build upon the company’s legacy as a classic American brand with a keen eye toward its future as a global lifestyle brand.”

Linden added: “On behalf of the entire board and Lands’ End organisation, we truly appreciate Edgar Huber’s steady leadership prior to and during the spin-off from Sears Holdings Corporation.  With annual sales in excess of $1.5bn, roots more than 50 years deep and a great team behind it, Lands’ End is ready for a new leader to accelerate the realisation of the full potential of the brand and drive profitable growth.”

Huber said: “With the successful completion of the spin-off of Lands’ End from Sears Holdings Corporation, I have accomplished what I came to achieve at Lands’ End and I look forward to the company’s success in the future.”

Lands’ End made its full-price bricks-and-mortar debut in House of Fraser in August last year. The company, which has its global headquartersin Wisconsin, has operated as a catalogue retailer in the UK since 1993 and has a transactional UK website, plus an outlet store in Rutland in the East Midlands.

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