The fashion industry is a worldwide industry, highly globalized with clothing often designed in one country, manufactured in another, and sold world-wide. For example, an American fashion company might source fabric in China, have the clothes manufactured in Vietnam, finished in Italy, and shipped to […]

French holding company Compagnie Financière Richemont has announced that Dr Frederick Mostert is set to resign from the Board of Directors and the Group Management Committee, effective from December 31, 2014. He steps down from his responsibilities, which include overseeing luxury online retailer […]

British heritage label Mulberry has named designer Johnny Coca as its new creative director, after being without a creative boss since June last year, when Emma Hill quit after six years with the brand. Coca, who is currently Celine’s head design director for leather goods, shoes, hard accessories, […]

World champion surfer Kelly Slater announced back in September that his contemporary ready-to-wear line would be called ‘Outerknown’ and now the athlete is revealing the executive fashion team that will be helping him take the clothing brand forward, all of whom were “hand-selected” […]

The Chief Executive Officer of Abercrombie & Fitch, Mike Jefferies is stepping down from his role with immediate effect. He also leaves behind his position as a member of the board as the teen retailer announced Jeffries retirement today. “It has been an honor to lead this extraordinarily talented group […]

Perry Ellis International has appointed Jane DeFlorio, a seasoned investment banker and former Managing Director in the US Retail and Consumer Group at Deutsche Bank Securities, as the company's Independent Director on Board, effective December 12, 2014. The appointment of DeFlorio follows the decision […]

The Board of Directors of American Apparel has appointed veteran fashion executive Paula Schneider as Chief Executive Officer, effective January 5, 2015. This appointment follows the termination of Dov Charney, former President and Chief Executive Officer, for cause in accordance with the terms of his […]

Ports 1961, the designer subsidiary held by Hong Kong-based Chinese fashion retailer Ports Design, has appointed Natasa Cagalj as its creative director for women's wear. Cagalj, a Central Saint Martin graduate, is set to succeed Fiona Cibani, who previously held the position for the past four years. […]

Mark Newton-Jones, chief executive of British mother and babywear retailer Mothercare has been appointed Chairman of Graduate Fashion Week (GFW), the biggest fashion graduate event in the world. He succeeds Rob Templeman, who previously announced his decision to step down from the role earlier this […]

Coats, leading industrial thread and consumer textile crafts business, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rajiv Sharma, Global CEO, Coats Industrial, as an Executive Director of the Coats Board effective December 1, 2014. Sharma joined Coats in November 2010 to head the industrial division which, […]