Bernard Arnault, chief executive of the world's No.1 luxury group, LVMH, said he was not seeking control of luxury peer Hermes, in which his group owns more than 20 percent, but was a friendly shareholder.
After its exit in 2009, Versace has decided to return to the Japanese market, where F/W 2011 collections will be sold at luxury department stores in Tokyo and Osaka. This re-entry will be led by Hiroshi Saito, the newly appointed CEO of Versace Japan.
François-Henri Pinault, PPR’s Chairman and CEO, has created a new business unit dedicated to e-business development to be headed by Fabien Sfez who will report directly to Mr. Pinault and will join PPR’s executive committee.
As of last Monday, Alex Malgouyres has taken charge of the communications department at John Galliano. The post, vacant for almost 2 years, controls all of the brand’s lines in both France and internationally.
Crocs Inc. has just announced the appointment of Becky Gebhardt to the company’s newly created position of senior creative director. Prior to this, Gebhardt held senior positions at Avelle and Land's End.
Vogue Paris on Friday promoted its fashion director Emmanuelle Alt to editor-in-chief -- one of the most coveted jobs in fashion journalism -- succeeding Carine Roitfeld who suddenly announced her resignation three weeks earlier.