Michael Kors poaches Marcel Ostwald from Hugo Boss

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Michael Kors is aiming to grow its menswear segment. The American luxury lifestyle brand has poached Marcel Ostwald from Hugo Boss and named him Senior Vice President, Menswear. The newly created position "fills a key role in the global brand’s growing menswear business," the company says in its press release.

Marcel Ostwald

He will take on his role this 1 August and will work closely with Michael Kors and Mark Brashear, President of Menswear, in developing the creative brand strategy and product vision for the men’s division.

Of German origin, Marcel Ostwald has spent the last 11 years at Hugo Boss, where his most recent title was Senior Head of Creative Management and Concept Design for Boss Sportswear, a role he has held since 2012. His time at Hugo Boss included a wide range of roles in creative management, including for tailored clothing, shoes, leather and accessories, as well as sportswear.

Prior to working at the German label, he was a menswear designer for JOOP! and a sales assistant for the German subsidiary of Giorgio Armani.

"I look forward to working with Marcel," says Michael Kors. "His talent, experience and understanding of brand-building make him the perfect addition to help our continued expansion of the Michael Kors men's business."

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