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Fashion industry efforts to address global PPE shortages – Update

23 June 2020 | just-style

Epic Ethiopia, Ciel Textile, and Cone Denim are among the latest fashion firms to mobilise their production facilities and supply chains to help address the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), including face masks and hospital gowns, amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. ... read more

Lacoste names Robert Aldrich CEO of North America

28 May 2020 | Beth Wright

Lacoste has named Robert Aldrich as CEO of the North America region and Pedro Zannoni as chief of the Latin America region as the fashion firm looks to strengthen its brand penetrations across the geographies.... read more

Lacoste and Fast Retailing join mohair ban

11 December 2018 | Hannah Abdulla

Fashion firms Lacoste and Fast Retailing are the latest to join a long list of companies that have banned mohair from their products following reports of goats mutilated and killed in shearing sheds... read more

Pentland names Georgiades to lead Lacoste Footwear

4 May 2018 | Beth Wright

UK-based Pentland Brands, one of the world's largest sports, outdoor and fashion companies, has named former Coach executive Gianni Georgiades as CEO of the Lacoste Footwear joint venture (JV).... read more

Giorgio Armani commits to fur-free fashion

23 March 2016 | Michelle Russell

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

Thierry Guibert tapped as new Lacoste CEO

19 January 2015 | Stuart Todd

Maus Frères Group (MFG) has appointed Thierry Guibert as the new CEO of Lacoste, succeeding José-Luis Duran, who is stepping down after more than five years at the helm.... read more

Online fashion retailer Boohoo bans angora

23 December 2014 | Katie Smith

Online fashion retailer Boohoo has become the latest retailer to ban the use of angora in its products following pressure from animal rights group PETA.... 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

Lacoste joins ban on angora

8 December 2014 | Michelle Russell

French fashion brand Lacoste has become the latest company to end the use of angora in its future clothing and accessories collections.... read more

Pentland Brands promotes Long in CEO switch

2 December 2014 | Katie Smith

Pentland Brands, owner of the Berghaus, Speedo and Ellesse labels, has promoted Andy Long as CEO, succeeding Andy Rubin who will take on the newly-created role of chairman.... read more

Body Central hires second CEO in two years

6 November 2014 | Katie Smith

Value apparel retailer Body Central Corp has appointed its second chief executive officer in less than two years, following the retirement of Brian Woolf.... read more

LVMH taps Brown as Donna Karan International CEO

3 October 2014 | Katie Smith

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

SPAIN: Fashion brands defend stance on fur farms

18 September 2014 | Michelle Russell

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.... read more

UK: Creative director Sykes exits Nicole Farhi

23 July 2014 | Katie Smith

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

UK: Pentland FY profit up 36% as revenues rise

1 July 2014 | Richard Woodard

JD Sports Fashion majority shareholder Pentland Brands posted an improved full-year profit as revenues rose 10% in the 12 months to 31 December.... read more

US: Zwiers to lead global growth at Wolverine Worldwide

16 June 2014 | Katie Smith

As part of ongoing efforts to accelerate global growth, US clothing and footwear business Wolverine Worldwide has promoted company veteran James Zwiers to president of its International Group.... read more

US: Iconix Brand Group shuffles management team

19 March 2014 | Katie Smith

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.... read more

FRANCE: Skiwear firm Fusalp sold to Lacoste family members

10 January 2014 | Stuart Todd

French luxury skiwear and clothing firm Fusalp has been acquired by Lacoste family members Philippe and Sophie Lacoste, along with the former executive director Alexandre Fauvet.... read more

UK: Lacoste brand Simister president exits

20 November 2013 | Katie Smith

Andy Simister, brand president at French lifestyle label Lacoste Chaussures, has left the company to explore new opportunities.... read more

US: Calvin Klein names Cancelloni Asia Pacific president

7 October 2013 | Katie Smith

Frank Cancelloni has today (7 October) been named as the president of Calvin Klein's Asia Pacific business, tasked with helping to drive growth in the region.... read more

FRANCE: Lacoste signs underwear deal with Delta Galil

4 October 2013 | Richard Woodard

French fashion brand Lacoste is expanding into men’s underwear by signing a five-year licensing deal with Israel-based manufacturer Delta Galil.... read more

Buy-in from all levels pivotal to apparel PLM success

18 July 2013 | Leonie Barrie

In theory, the decision to invest in a product lifecycle management (PLM) system shouldn't be a hard sell, with well-documented benefits including faster development cycles and greater control over costs and collaboration. Yet in reality, one of the biggest challenges facing apparel PLM projects still seems to be convincing stakeholders and shareholders that it is worth embarking on.... read more

TURKEY: Calik Denim launches "super-stretch" line

2 July 2013 | Leonie Barrie

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.... read more

NEW ZEALAND: Icebreaker hires first global vice president of retail

25 June 2013 | Katie Smith

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

US: Coach adds two executives to creative team

27 February 2013 | Katie Smith

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.... read more

US: Jones Group adds Stafiniak to Nine West

5 February 2013 | Katie Smith

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.... read more

FRANCE: Change at the top for Lacoste

11 January 2013 | Stuart Todd

Lacoste has named Jose Luis Duran as CEO, replacing Christophe Chenut who has held the post for the past five years.... read more

FRANCE: Lacoste licence holder appoints North America CEO

9 January 2013 | Stuart Todd

Lacoste worldwide licence holder, Devanlay, has appointed Francis Pierrel as its new CEO North America, succeeding Steve Birkhold.... read more

US: Bebe Stores names Birkhold as CEO

3 January 2013 | Petah Marian

US women's wear retailer Bebe Stores has named Steve Birkhold as CEO, effective immediately.... read more

Global: Brands accused of "fuelling modern-day slavery"

20 November 2012 | Petah Marian

A number of major clothing brands have been accused of "fuelling modern-day slavery" through their failure to address child and forced labour in their supply chains, according to a report released by the Not For Sale campaign. ... read more

FRANCE: Maus Frères increases Lacoste stake

7 November 2012 | Stuart Todd

Swiss distribution group Maus Frères is set to increase its stake in French clothing brand Lacoste to over 90% following the decision by members of the Lacoste founding family to sell their shareholding. ... read more

Luxury fibres and fabrics: High-end markets underpin profits

1 November 2012 | Lee Adendorff

Despite the financial storm clouds that have disrupted Europe's economy over the past few years, the continent's luxury apparel sector has proved remarkably resilient, with global demand for their products rising.... read more

Global news roundup

27 September 2012 | Katie Smith

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.... read more

FRANCE: Lacoste H1 turnover up 25% says CEO

14 September 2012 | Stuart Todd

The CEO of French fashion brand Lacoste has described the 25% increase in turnover posted by the company in the first half of the year as "doubtless the best growth rate in the market."... 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