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Gerson to return to Pentland Group as president of Speedo North America

30 April 2020 | Beth Wright

Jim Gerson is to return to Pentland Group as president of Speedo North America following the US$170m acquisition of the business from PVH Corp last month. ... read more

Speedo trials augmented reality in sportswear

11 September 2019 | Beth Wright

UK-based Pentland Brands, one of the world's largest sports, outdoor and fashion companies, has trialled a new augmented reality (AR) fit technology that it says could be applied to any footwear, apparel or accessories that are custom-fitted.... read more

Shark skin inspires latest Speedo swimwear line

25 April 2019 | Beth Wright

Speedo, part of the Pentland Brands group of companies, has partnered with Swiss speciality textile company HeiQ to develop a new shark skin inspired fabric technology for the swimwear brand's latest line of suits.... read more

PVH and Hanesbrands CEOs awarded for CSR work

24 October 2016 | Michelle Russell

Emanuel Chirico, chief executive of PVH Corp, and Richard Noll, chief executive of Hanesbrands, have both been named '2016 Responsible CEO of the Year' – with Chirico also picking up a  Lifetime Achievement award.... read more

Speedo USA promotes Graham to president

20 October 2016 | Michelle Russell

Swimwear brand Speedo USA, a division of PVH Corp, has promoted long-time industry executive John Graham to the role of president. ... read more

PVH enters JV in Mexico with Grupo Axo

20 May 2016 | Michelle Russell

PVH Corp has signed a joint venture agreement in Mexico that will allow it to maintain a direct ownership interest in its Calvin Klein and Heritage Brands businesses in the country, while gaining more control over Tommy Hilfiger in the region.... 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

Aquafil and Speedo work on closed-loop swimwear

5 August 2015 | Katie Smith

Italian fibre company Aquafil has joined forces with swimwear brand Speedo USA on what they claim to be the swimwear sector's first fabric take-back programme, which will see leftover fabric scraps upcycled into raw nylon for new "revolutionary" swimsuits.... read more

New American Apparel CEO sees solid platform for growth

22 January 2015 | Michelle Russell

Ten days into her new role as American Apparel CEO, industry veteran Paula Schneider sounded a confident note as she told investors and analysts this week that she is ready to build on the solid foundations of the business.... read more

Pentland Brands promotes Rock to supply chain chief

16 January 2015 | Katie Smith

Pentland brands, owner of the Berghaus, Speedo and Ellesse labels, has announced a series of management changes, including the promotion of Matt Rock to global supply chain director.... 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

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

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: OrthoLite insoles feature in Speedo's FST shoe

16 May 2014 | Katie Smith

OrthoLite comfort insoles are to feature in Speedo USA's newly-launched all-terrain shoe, as part of a two-year partnership between the two companies.... 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

BANGLADESH: Safety Accord names leadership team

18 October 2013 | Leonie Barrie

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh has filled a number of key roles in its leadership team in what is described as a "major development" that will help the group move forward in its goals to improve conditions for garment workers.... 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

In the money: PVH sees growth after teething issues at Warnaco

21 June 2013 | Katie Smith

Apparel giant PVH Corporation expects to see strong growth at Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein once teething problems with the integration of its Warnaco business are addressed, the group has revealed.... read more

US: PVH Q1 profit surges on new acquisitions

13 June 2013 | Richard Woodard

The Warnaco and Tommy Hilfiger businesses drove a 59% surge in underlying first quarter profit at apparel giant PVH, with revenues up 36% on last year.... read more

US: Speedo selects vrMockshop for visual merchandising

12 March 2013 | Leonie Barrie

Swimwear brand Speedo is to use the vrMockshop visual merchandising software to help to maximise its range planning and retail space through 3-D mock-ups and store planograms.... 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

UK: Speedo backs sustainable textile design project

28 November 2012 | Petah Marian

Swimwear brand Speedo is backing a collaborative research project between two universities that is exploring new technologies for textile processing as well as helping to boost the industry's sustainability.... read more

US: Warnaco Q3 profit drops on sliding revenue

6 November 2012 | Richard Woodard

Apparel business Warnaco – about to be snapped up by PVH in a US$2.9bn deal – posted lower earnings and revenues during the company’s third quarter ending 29 September.... read more

In the money: PVH's Warnaco buy to drive international growth

2 November 2012 | Petah Marian

PVH's acquisition of Warnaco will have the obvious benefit of uniting the Calvin Klein brand, but PVH chairman and CEO Emanuel Chirico also emphasised the potential to leverage Warnaco's strong platform in Asia and Latin America.... read more

US: PVH unites Calvin Klein with $2.9bn Warnaco buy

31 October 2012 | Leonie Barrie

Clothing maker PVH is to buy rival The Warnaco Group in a cash-and-stock deal worth about $2.9bn that also brings together all Calvin Klein apparel categories in one place for a single vision of the brand.... 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

In the money: Charges impair Warnaco recovery plan

7 August 2012 | Richard Woodard

The revamp of apparel group Warnaco’s operations – in terms of both channels and regions – has been hindered by external factors including one-off charges and currency fluctuations.... read more

US: Warnaco cuts FY guidance as Q2 profit slumps

7 August 2012 | Richard Woodard

Apparel group Warnaco has cut its full-year projections for revenues and earnings after second quarter profit slumped 79%, hit by a $12m charge linked to its 2008 sale of lingerie brand Lejaby.... read more

UK: Nicole Farhi names Sykes creative director

20 July 2012 | Katie Smith

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

Sportswear brands pin hopes on Olympic performance

18 July 2012 | Petah Marian

As the London 2012 Olympics approaches, sportswear firms are battling to take centre stage, launching new innovations that are set to boost athletes' performance and drive maximum commercial value out of the event.... read more