It’s difficult to think of a harder working designer in fashion than Kim Jones, creative director of Christian Dior’s men’s division; globetrotter; uber-collaborationist and, most recently, magazine editor.
Ian Griffiths is one of the most happening designers in Italy. He has been working for Max Mara for the past 32 years, and though he effectively took over creative direction ten years ago, has never taken a runway bow.
Ascena Retail Group has announced that its Dressbarn brand is planning to begin a wind down of its operations, yet another step in its parent company’s efforts to turn its business around and improve shareholder value.
The owner of Dressbarn, Ann Taylor and Lane Bryant, among others, revealed on Wednesday that, after more than two decades at the company, David Jaffe is retiring as CEO, a role in which he will be replaced by Gary Muto.
Joe Casely-Hayford has died following a three-year battle with cancer. A tailoring virtuoso, he was one of few black designers to become globally known in the 1980s and was also one of the nicest people in fashion.