Swedish lifestyle brand Gant has hired Brian Rennie as its new design director, joining the company from a similar position at Escada.

Rennie will head the design and product development for all Gant collections and is expected to join the company on 24 September.

His brief is to further develop Gant's design concept and strengthen the brand in the international fashion arena.

Gant's collections are sold in over 70 countries, with the next launch being Israel in September.