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Giorgio Armani commits to fur-free fashion Michelle Russell | 23 Mar 16

Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani has become the latest brand to commit to going 100% fur-free across all of its labels. 

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.

LVMH taps Brown as Donna Karan International CEO Katie Smith | 3 Oct 14

French luxury goods company LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has tapped former Giorgio Armani executive Caroline Brown as CEO of Donna Karan International.

SPAIN: Fashion brands defend stance on fur farms Michelle Russell | 18 Sep 14

Following the launch of an online campaign aimed at raising awareness of animal cruelty in Spain's fur industry, a number of fashion brands have moved to defend their position.

UK: Creative director Sykes exits Nicole Farhi Katie Smith | 23 Jul 14

Nicole Farhi's creative director, Joanna Sykes, is leaving the upmarket fashion brand after less than two years in the role.

US: Iconix Brand Group shuffles management team Katie Smith | 19 Mar 14

Iconix Brand Group has unveiled a series of changes to its management team, including the appointment of Jeff Lupinacci as its new CFO, replacing Warren Clamen.

TURKEY: Calik Denim launches "super-stretch" line Leonie Barrie | 2 Jul 13

Turkish denim specialist Calik Denim has unveiled its new "super-stretch" fabric line at a launch event attended by executives from Bershka, Mavi, Lee Cooper, Diesel, Giorgio Armani and Zara.

NEW ZEALAND: Icebreaker hires first global vice president of retail Katie Smith | 25 Jun 13

New Zealand-based outdoor apparel company Icebreaker has appointed Cathy Quain as its first global vice president of retail.

US: Coach adds two executives to creative team Katie Smith | 27 Feb 13

Upscale footwear, handbags and accessories retailer Coach Inc has added two executives to its creative team to help it develop into a global lifestyle brand.

US: Jones Group adds Stafiniak to Nine West Katie Smith | 5 Feb 13

US apparel and footwear business The Jones Group has appointed former Coach executive Joseph Stafiniak to the newly-created position of senior vice president of merchandising for its Nine West brand.

Global news roundup Katie Smith | 27 Sep 12

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.

UK: Nicole Farhi names Sykes creative director Katie Smith | 20 Jul 12

British fashion and lifestyle brand Nicole Farhi has named former Aquascutum design director Joanna Sykes as its creative director.

Focus: Men's wear and the internet - the perfect match Euromonitor International | 16 Jul 12

As the digital platform continues to bring about sweeping changes in the global apparel arena, Ashma Kunde, apparel research analyst at Euromonitor International, looks at the role the internet has played in driving the boom in the men's wear market.

Comment: Product mix shifts hurt China's US exports David Birnbaum | 13 Jun 12

Last month David Birnbaum argued that China's economic system lies at the heart of its changing share of the US garment import market. Here he looks at how shifts in the product mix have also affected China's exports - including the move overseas of higher quality fashion goods.

US: Victoria's Secret Direct taps Armani exec as CEO Leonie Barrie | 14 Oct 11

Victoria's Secret Direct, the internet and catalogue division of lingerie retailer Victoria's Secret, has tapped the former CEO of Giorgio Armani Corp as its new chief executive officer.

ITALY: Armani bans sandblasting after activists campaign Leonie Barrie | 15 Sep 11

Italian fashion house Giorgio Armani SpA is joining Gucci and Versace in banning sandblasting from its clothing supply chain after a sustained campaign by activists.

US: Ralph Lauren taps Armani exec for top European post Leonie Barrie | 14 Sep 11

Luxury brand and retailer Ralph Lauren Corporation has named John Hooks, the former deputy chairman of Giorgio Armani, as its new group president in Europe.

UK: UK Border Agency seizes counterfeit clothing Katie Smith | 2 Aug 11

Counterfeit clothing from Turkey, worth an estimated £750,000, has been seized by the UK Border Agency at Stansted Airport.

US: Huber to lead Sears Lands' End business unit Katie Smith | 2 Aug 11

US retail giant Sears Holdings has named former Liz Claiborne executive Edgar Huber as chief executive officer and president of its Lands' End lifestyle brand.

ITALY: Giorgio Armani to kit out Italian Olympic team | 20 Jul 11

Fashion designer Giorgio Armani is to kit out athletes in the Italian Olympic team with a range of sporting and formal wear, it was revealed today (20 July).

just-style management briefing: BRICM countries offer new retail potential | 1 Jun 11

The BRICM countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and Mexico) have long been regarded as sources of cheap quality fabrics and clothes. But as they grow wealthier they are increasingly being regarded as vital international export markets too.

US: Gap dismisses design chief Patrick Robinson Leonie Barrie | 5 May 11

Specialty retailer Gap Inc has parted ways with its design chief Patrick Robinson as it tries to dig its business out of a long-time rut of falling sales and clothes that continue to miss the mark.

US: Chico's names Visconti as marketing SVP | 14 Mar 11

US apparel retailer Chico's has named Celia Rao Visconti as senior vice president of marketing for Chico's, a division of Chico's FAS, effective today (14 March).

COMMENT: Manufacturing moves from Line to Lean to Live | 16 Feb 11

Efforts by the global garment export industry to achieve greater efficiency and higher productivity have limited designers to the lowest level of design, workers to producing the simplest garments, and even customers must make do with what they are given. But it doesn't have to be like this, says David Birnbaum, with new technologies providing a platform were talented designers can show their wares directly to the consumer.

COMMENT: Has China hijacked the global garment industry? | 6 Jan 11

2010 had but one country winner: China. With its share of the US market surging towards 40%, and FOB prices beginning to rise, David Birnbaum asks why, and how, the country continues to maintain its dominance. The answer, it seems, is that everyone else competes to make the easy stuff, leaving China to mop up the profits elsewhere.

US: Vitale takes Barneys merchant role | 30 Nov 10

Luxury retailer Barneys New York has appointed Daniella Vitale as its new chief merchant and executive vice president, responsible for all women’s and operations.

US: Jones Group adds two new executives | 27 Oct 10

Two new chief merchandising officers have joined apparel and footwear company Jones Group in positions designed to drive growth of the Anne Klein and Rachel Roy brands.

Warnaco continues CK spending spree Joe Ayling | 6 Oct 10

US swimwear firm Warnaco Group's decision to snap up a number of Calvin Klein retail operations in Italy should come as no surprise given the company's global strategy of late.

COMMENT: Zara - is it time to upgrade to version 2.0? | 22 Sep 10

Fashion retail giant Inditex today (22 September) posted a 68% hike in first-half net profit, buoyed by international expansion. But as its flagship Zara brand becomes an increasingly global phenomenon, David Birnbaum wonders whether its business model is now due an overhaul in line with its overseas growth.

ITALY: Armani profits fell 28% last year | 14 Jul 10

Fashion house Giorgio Armani SpA says operating profits fell 28% last year as the recession curbed shoppers' spending on luxury items.



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