Pablo Isla, CEO of Spanish fashion giant Inditex, has topped Harvard Business Review’s annual ranking of the 100 best performing CEOs for the second year in a row. He is followed by Bernard Arnault, from French luxury conglomerate LVMH, and François-Henri Pinault, from Kering. Four other fashion CEOs […]

Gilberto Benetton, co-founder of the eponymous clothing brand, died Monday at the age of 77 after an illness, the Italian group announced. "Gilberto Benetton died at home today in Treviso (northeast Italy) following a brief illness," the Benetton group said in a brief statement. "His wife Lalla, daughters […]

Columbia Sportswear Company’s board has elected Sabrina Simmons to serve as a director and member of the nominating and corporate governance and compensation committees, effective immediately. The company said that the board intends to nominate Simmons for election by the company’s shareholders to a […]

“I left a brilliant business and it’s taken a wrong direction”, said Superdry’s co-founder, Julian Dunkerton, who stepped down from the company in March, in an interview to UK newspaper The Sunday Times. “I can’t sit back and watch 30 years of my life be gently eroded”, added the businessman, signaling […]

British luxury brand Smythson has appointed Xavier Rougeaux as chief executive officer, effective October 2018, as it looks to enhance the brands “omnichannel experience and boost global awareness”. Rougeaux, who previously served as chief commercial officer at Smythson during a period of international […]

Serge Ruffieux will no longer be Carven’s creative director, following the label’s acquisition by Chinese apparel company Icicle. The 4.2 million euro deal covers job contracts for 72 out of 73 employees -- all but Ruffieux, according to the document approved by the Paris commercial court, obtained […]

Louis Vuitton has confirmed through an email to FashionUnited that Catherine Lacaze has been roped in as Director for jewellery and watches. According to WWD, she would be reporting to Anthony Ledru, Executive Vice President global commercial activities at Louis Vuitton. Lacaze steps into the position […]

Li & Fung has announced that Weizhong Zhu (Wilson) has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and will lead operations across all Li & Fung’s over 40 production countries. The company said in a statement that as Li & Fung pushes ahead on its digital supply chain strategy to build the supply […]

Lisa Gersh, CEO of Alexander Wang is parting ways with the company after serving the business for just over one year, reports Business of Fashion . Alexander Wang will assume the position vacated by Gersh till her replacement is found. Gersh was roped in from Gwyneth Paltrow lifestyle project Goop, […]

JD Sports Fashion Plc has announced that its Chief Financial Officer Brian Small will retire from his role from October 31. “The JD Board has been in discussion with Brian for the past few months regarding his proposed retirement and wishes him all the best for the future”, said the company in a statement. […]