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Escada hires Calvin Klein exec Iris Epple-Righi as CEO Leonie Barrie | 27 Apr 16

Luxury fashion brand Escada has named former Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger executive Iris Epple-Righi as its new chief executive officer.

Escada to axe 200 jobs in strategic restructure Katie Smith | 2 Oct 15

German luxury fashion brand Escada is to cut 200 jobs as part of a new strategic programme aimed at making the business faster, more agile and streamlined so that it can compete in the omni-channel retail environment. 

Escada CEO McMahon to step down after 7 months Katie Smith | 10 Jul 15

Escada CEO Glenn McMahon is to step down at the end of the July after just seven months in the role.

Escada hires McMahon to take helm Katie Smith | 15 Dec 14

German fashion brand Escada has appointed Glenn McMahon as its new chief executive officer.

UK: Bruno Sälzer to head Bench after buying 15% stake Michelle Russell | 1 Jul 14

Bruno Sälzer, the former chief executive of German fashion firm Escada, is become CEO and chairman of fashion brand Bench after acquiring a 15% stake in the firm.

GERMANY: Escada appoints Wahlers as finance chief Michelle Russell | 17 Mar 14

German fashion firm Escada has appointed Villeroy & Boch CFO, Jörg Wahlers, as its new finance chief.

GERMANY: Escada chief exec Salzer to step down Michelle Russell | 25 Feb 14

Bruno Sälzer, the chief executive of German fashion firm Escada, is to step down from his post at the end of the year.

GERMANY: Gerry Weber names Schmidt as VP, international sales Petah Marian | 9 Aug 13

German clothing brand Gerry Weber has named Andreas Schmidt as vice president of international sales.

GERMANY: Escada promotes Wingate to fashion director Katie Smith | 28 Nov 12

German fashion firm Escada has promoted design director Daniel Wingate to fashion director across its two brands.

Luxury sourcing challenges tackled through collaboration Leonie Barrie | 21 Nov 12

Luxury and premium apparel firms across Europe are finding that when it comes to boosting their competitive edge there is strength in numbers, with a unique collaborative approach to their common sourcing difficulties seeing them team up and work together as part of a new 'High End Fashion Cluster'.

IAF Convention 2012: Getting smarter across the supply chain Leonie Barrie | 27 Sep 12

Instead of focusing on product costs as a way of offsetting the pressures faced in both retail and sourcing markets, the apparel supply chain should look instead at optimising processes, boosting collaboration and generally getting smarter, industry executives believe.

IAF Convention 2012: Is fast fashion sustainable? Leonie Barrie | 26 Sep 12

The rise of the fast fashion retail model that keeps consumer interest by feeding through fresh merchandise more frequently is out of kilter with the industry's increasing focus on sustainability issues, according to speakers at this year's IAF World Apparel Convention.

Speaking with style: Harry van Dalfsen, president, IAF Leonie Barrie | 6 Sep 12

The theme of change resonates loudly with Harry van Dalfsen, who took on the role of president of the International Apparel Federation (IAF) two years ago at the height of the global economic crisis. Not surprisingly, ‘Fashion business in a changing environment’ is also the focus of the upcoming IAF World Apparel Convention, which takes place later this month.

just-style management briefing: Brazil and Mexico lead Latin America's luxury sales Ivan Castano Freeman | 1 Aug 12

After more than doubling its growth rates between 2008 and 2012, Brazil is the darling of Latin America's luxury apparel and goods market. Last year, the market for designer clothing and footwear grew 7.3% to $2.6bn, while sales of luxury accessories increased 4.5% to 1.2bn.

PORTUGAL: Speakers unveiled for IAF supply chain session Katie Smith | 24 May 12

Top executives from Escada, TAL and Yesim Tekstil are among speakers lined up for the supply chain session at the International Apparel Federation's (IAF) World Apparel Convention later this year.

FRANCE: Fung Brands poised to acquire Sonia Rykiel Stuart Todd | 27 Jan 12

Hong Kong based investment firm Fung Brands is in exclusive talks with French luxury fashion brand Sonia Rykiel to take an 80% stake in the company.

GERMANY: Basler sets up North American unit Leonie Barrie | 25 Jul 11

German women's wear brand Basler has set up a US subsidiary to help accelerate its international expansion in North America.

New consultancy to help navigate Americas sourcing Ivan Castano Freeman | 6 Jun 11

As US and European apparel firms scramble to move some of their Asian production to Central and South America in a bid to offset rising production prices, help is needed to link them to the growing number of factories courting business from these brands.

PORTUGAL: India’s Tata buys stake in Move-On Shoes | 24 May 11

Tata International, the global trading arm of the Tata Group and India's leading exporter of leather and shoes, is taking a first step into the European footwear retail market after buying a 51% stake in Portugal's MoveOn Shoes.

INDIA: Tata plans tannery, leather goods unit in Ethiopia | 27 Apr 11

Tata International, the global trading arm of the Tata Group and India's leading exporter of leather and shoes is planning to set up tannery and leather goods manufacturing facilities in Ethiopia.

ANALYSIS: Apparel industry sees renewed hope in DR-CAFTA Ivan Castano Freeman | 29 Mar 11

Five years after the signing of the Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA), Central America's battered textiles and apparel industry is feeling more hopeful that the pact will deliver some of its initial investment targets - especially now that Asia is struggling under major manufacturing and sourcing problems.

SLOVENIA: EU fund to help textile workers Keith Nuthall | 29 Mar 11

Slovenia's government has received EUR2.2m (US$3m) from the European Union’s (EU) European Globalisation Adjustment Fund to help 2,554 former employees of clothing company ‘Mura, European Fashion Design, Proizvodjna oblacil’ find new work.

Apparel firms eye Central America sourcing switch Ivan Castano Freeman | 24 Mar 11

Guatemalan jeanswear maker Denimatrix has won supply orders from three unnamed US and European apparel firms eager to move some of their manufacturing to Central America at a time when Asia is facing deepening production woes.

GERMANY: Basler names Brian Rennie creative director | 9 Mar 11

Brian Rennie, the former head designer at Escada and Gant, is to join Germany-based women's wear brand Basler as its new creative director and managing director of design.

GERMANY: Jonathan Saunders to create new Escada line | 1 Dec 10

Designer Jonathan Saunders is poised to create a new capsule line for the Escada Sport label, the German company has announced.

INDIA: Tata International steps into footwear retail | 28 Oct 10

Tata International, the global trading arm of the Tata Group and India's leading exporter of leather and shoes, is stepping into retail with its first footwear chain.

BULGARIA SNAPSHOT: Textile and apparel industry in brief | 19 Oct 10

Bulgaria, with its population of 7.6m, joined the EU on 1 January 2007, together with Romania. From 2000-2007 it looked as if Bulgaria would take over Romania's role as the biggest eastern European apparel supplier to markets in Western Europe. But exports have fallen since the last quarter of 2008.

ANALYSIS: Macedonian makers eye fast fashion partnerships Leonie Barrie | 23 Mar 10

With a reputation for small volumes, flexible production, high quality and fast repeat business, Macedonia's apparel makers are an exciting option for European buyers and importers seeking a quick turnaround on their orders - as Leonie Barrie found out on a recent visit.

MACEDONIA: Apparel makers take steps towards full package Leonie Barrie | 23 Mar 10

Taking the next step up the value chain into full package production is seen as key to helping Macedonia’s apparel industry offset a fall in export orders over the last two years as retailers and importers slashed their buying during the recession.

10 industry developments that shaped the decade Joe Ayling | 23 Dec 09

Having delivered apparel and footwear industry news for the past decade, just-style takes a reflective look through its archives to highlight ten key themes that have helped shape the apparel industry over the last 10 years.



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