The former CEO of Conforama joined Maus Frères, owner of Lacoste, The Kooples and Aigle, in January 2020, to oversee department store chain Manor, and has now been appointed the Swiss group's deputy CEO.
Romain Guinier, who took charge of the French premium label a year ago and recently appointed a new creative director, talks about the Covid-19 crisis’ impact on The Kooples, and the label's plans to bounce back.
The French sportswear label has co-opted to its executive board Catherine Spindler, formerly in charge of the French market at Vente Privée, and Jean-Louis Delamarre, who has been with Lacoste since 2014.
The Swiss group finalised the acquisition of the Elicha brothers’ label last May. FashionNetwork.com’s partner Retviews has analysed the product range on its site, comparing it to its accessible luxury competitors.
The Swiss group announced on Tuesday the finalisation of its acquisition of the entirety of The Kooples Group. It has named Romain Guinier to the head of the French group, as revealed by FashionNetwork.com.
Following the French competition authority's approval of the group's acquisition of The Kooples, Thierry Guibert of Maus Frères, owner of Lacoste, Gant and Aigle, has confided the brand to Aigle's CEO.