British fashion label Christopher Kane, part of the French conglomerate Kering, has named Sarah Crook as its new chief executive officer.

Crook, who previously worked at Stella McCartney, another Kering brand, will succeed Alexandre de Brettes who according to Kering has “successfully completed the integration of Christopher Kane” within the Group. He will remain within the Christopher Kane company to ensure a smooth transition, before taking another position within the Group.

Crook starts her new role as CEO on November 17 with a mission statement to “pursue and accelerate” the building of the Christopher Kane brand globally. She will report to Marco Bizzarri, CEO of Kering ‘Luxury – Couture & Leather Goods’ division.

Commenting on the appointment, Bizzarri, said: "We are pleased to welcome Sarah Crook back to the Kering Group to take the helm at Christopher Kane. I’m confident that both her strong merchandising and commercial skills and her extensive expertise in business development acquired over the years will benefit the Christopher Kane brand in its strategic expansion.”