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Escada poaches Hunter's design director

Escada has appointed Hunter’s global design director, Niall Sloan, in the same role. 

Sloan held the role at Hunter for the last four years.

Prior to this, he worked with Christopher Bailey at Burberry and headed up the women’s Prorsum team for three years.

He fills the gap left by Daniel Wingate, who parted ways with the brand at the beginning of the year.

Sloan said, “Escada is a brand I have been fond of for many years. Its heritage is fun, bold and feminine with a strong point of view in luxury womenswear. I’m very excited to be to be a part of reshaping its future and can’t wait to get started.”

Iris Epple-Righi, CEO of Escada, said: “Niall is a great creative talent who has the ideal experience, energy and vision to reinterpret the legacy of the brand in a relevant and contemporary way. His 10 years in luxury at Burberry combined with his recent experience at a more contemporary and casual brand such as Hunter is a perfect fit for how we want to develop Escada.”

Sloan is set to begin his new role in August, with his first full collection being resort 19.

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