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Escada hires Calvin Klein exec Iris Epple-Righi as CEO

27 April 2016 | Leonie Barrie

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

Escada to axe 200 jobs in strategic restructure

2 October 2015 | Katie Smith

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. ... read more

Escada CEO McMahon to step down after 7 months

10 July 2015 | Katie Smith

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

Escada hires McMahon to take helm

15 December 2014 | Katie Smith

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

UK: Bruno Sälzer to head Bench after buying 15% stake

1 July 2014 | Michelle Russell

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.... read more

GERMANY: Escada appoints Wahlers as finance chief

17 March 2014 | Michelle Russell

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

GERMANY: Escada chief exec Salzer to step down

25 February 2014 | Michelle Russell

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

GERMANY: Gerry Weber names Schmidt as VP, international sales

9 August 2013 | Petah Marian

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

GERMANY: Escada promotes Wingate to fashion director

28 November 2012 | Katie Smith

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

Luxury sourcing challenges tackled through collaboration

21 November 2012 | Leonie Barrie

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'.... read more

IAF Convention 2012: Getting smarter across the supply chain

27 September 2012 | Leonie Barrie

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.... read more

IAF Convention 2012: Is fast fashion sustainable?

26 September 2012 | Leonie Barrie

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.... read more

Speaking with style: Harry van Dalfsen, president, IAF

6 September 2012 | Leonie Barrie

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.... read more

just-style management briefing: Brazil and Mexico lead Latin America's luxury sales

1 August 2012 | Ivan Castano Freeman

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.... read more

PORTUGAL: Speakers unveiled for IAF supply chain session

24 May 2012 | Katie Smith

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.... read more

FRANCE: Fung Brands poised to acquire Sonia Rykiel

27 January 2012 | Stuart Todd

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.... read more

GERMANY: Basler sets up North American unit

25 July 2011 | Leonie Barrie

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

New consultancy to help navigate Americas sourcing

6 June 2011 | Ivan Castano Freeman

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.... read more

PORTUGAL: India’s Tata buys stake in Move-On Shoes

24 May 2011 | just-style.com

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.... read more

INDIA: Tata plans tannery, leather goods unit in Ethiopia

27 April 2011 | just-style.com

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.... read more

ANALYSIS: Apparel industry sees renewed hope in DR-CAFTA

29 March 2011 | Ivan Castano Freeman

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.... read more

SLOVENIA: EU fund to help textile workers

29 March 2011 | Keith Nuthall

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. ... read more

Apparel firms eye Central America sourcing switch

24 March 2011 | Ivan Castano Freeman

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. ... read more

GERMANY: Basler names Brian Rennie creative director

9 March 2011 | just-style.com

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.... read more

GERMANY: Jonathan Saunders to create new Escada line

1 December 2010 | just-style.com

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

INDIA: Tata International steps into footwear retail

28 October 2010 | just-style.com

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.... read more

BULGARIA SNAPSHOT: Textile and apparel industry in brief

19 October 2010 | just-style.com

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.... read more

ANALYSIS: Macedonian makers eye fast fashion partnerships

23 March 2010 | Leonie Barrie

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.... read more

MACEDONIA: Apparel makers take steps towards full package

23 March 2010 | Leonie Barrie

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.... read more

10 industry developments that shaped the decade

23 December 2009 | Joe Ayling

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.... read more

INSIGHT: Escada sees fresh start in Mittal family business

16 November 2009 | Raghavendra Verma

Escada, the bankrupt German luxury fashion brand, is ready to make a new beginning after being bought by Indian steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal’s daughter-in-law Megha Mittal for an undisclosed sum.... read more

GERMANY: Fashion house Escada sold to Mittal family

6 November 2009 | just-style.com

Collapsed German fashion house Escada has been sold to Megha Mittal, daughter-in-law of steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal, for an undisclosed sum.... read more

GERMANY: Four bidders vying for Escada – reports

3 November 2009 | just-style.com

Four bidders, including the son of the company founder, are in the race to acquire collapsed fashion house Escada, according to reports.... read more

COMMENT: Luxury firms must adapt to the ‘new normal’

30 October 2009 | Leonie Barrie

Luxury retail has been one of the sectors hardest hit by the global recession, as shoppers increasingly defer new purchases, spend less, or simply trade down to discounts on higher-end brands or fast fashion alternatives. However, amid signs the market is starting to stabilise, retailers are warned the post-recession luxury market will be far different from the one that came before.... read more

GERMANY: Escada sale causes conflict - report

21 September 2009 | just-style.com

A conflict has arisen during the sale process of insolvent German fashion firm Escada, reported local media.... read more