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This week fashion job changes: including Oasis, Topman and Boohoo Group

Senior retail fashion job changes announced 13-20 September 2018


Marc Cain

Marc Cain has appointed Hugo Boss’s senior head of design at Boss womenswear casual, Katja Konradi as managing director of design and brand.

The womenswear brand has also promoted in-house designer Nadine Frichot to head of design. 


Konradi joined Boss in 2014 and previously worked at Esprit between 2002 and 2013. 

Full story: Marc Cain appoints MD of design and brand 



Fenwick has hired Harrods’ accessories buyer, Sue Shields, as buying manager of bags and accessories.


Shields previously worked at Harrods for 12 years, holding roles such as handbags and luxury accessories buyer, jewellery buyer and soft accessories buyer. 

Full story: Fenwick hires Harrods’ buying manager



Oasis has appointed LK Bennett’s ecommerce director, Liam Price, as its new head of digital.


Before his role at LK Bennett, Price worked at Warehouse for four years as digital trading manager and head of digital. He has also held roles at New LookArcadia Group and John Lewis.

Full story: Exclusive: Oasis appoints new head of digital

Lululemon has promoted its senior vice-president of global merchandising, Sun Chloe, to the role of chief product manager. Chloe joined the sportswear and lifestyle clothing retailer two years ago. Later her responsibilities were expanded to include all product functions on an interim basis.


Before joining Lululemon, Choe was chief global product merchant at Marc Jacobs. She has also held senior merchandising roles at Urban Outfitters, West Elm, and Madewell. 

Full story: Lululemon promotes Sun Chloe to chief product manager


Kate Ludlow-Edson, divisional merchandise manager for men’s accessories at Debenhams, is leaving to take up a new role at Topshop/Topman.


Ludlow-Edson has spent 13 years at Debenhams in various merchandising roles.

Full story: Debenhams merchandising manager heads to Topman

Boohoo Group

Fast fashion retailer Boohoo Group has appointed Primark chief operating officer John Lyttle as its chief executive as part of a top-level reshuffle. Incumbent joint CEO Mahmud Kamani will become group chief executive chairman, while fellow joint CEO Carol Kane will remain on the Boohoo board and take the title of executive director.

Kamani will focus on the business’s long-term strategic direction and Kane will lead the group’s multi-brand strategy.

Full story: Boohoo appoints new CEO in board reshuffle

Background: New CEO hire a ‘clever move’ by Boohoo



Farfetch buying and merchandising director, Candice Fragis, has left the luxury etailer after almost four years in the role. Fragis, who joined Farfetch 2016, has left to pursue new opportunities.


London-based Fragis joined Farfetch from Net-a-Porter, where she was a senior buyer for six years.

She started her career in PR before joining Browns as a junior buyer. She has also held roles at Saks Fifth Avenue and worked as a consultant to brands such as Karl Lagerfeld.

Full story: Exclusive: Farfetch buying and merchandising director departs


Berwin & Berwin

Men’s tailoring supplier, Berwin & Berwin, part of Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group, has entered into a consultation period with employees at its Leeds site, after it failed to reach an agreement with House of Fraser’s new owner, Sports Direct, over future trading terms.

Full story: Exclusive: Supplier to cut jobs amid HoF fallout

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