The British Fashion Council has appointed Yun-Kee Jeong as its first-ever London Fashion Week ambassador in South Korea. The South Korean celebrity stylist, creative director and president of talent and communications agency InTrend will join the British Fashion Council for an initial two-year period […]

Jochen Holy, the founder of Holy Fashion Group, the Swiss company behind brands Strellson, Windsor, and Joop!, has died at the age of 78. Along with his brother Uwe, Holy is known for building Hugo Boss into the international label it is today after taking over management of the company in 1969. In […]

Alan Boehme has been named the new chief technology officer of the H&M Group. He will be charged with co-leading the company's new Business Tech organization, along with chief product officer Daniel Claesson. Business Tech will strengthen H&M's ability to innovate and develop its business. Boehme takes […]

Amazon has announced its chief of consumer business Jeff Wilke is retiring early next year after more than two decades at the company. The Amazon veteran will be succeeded by Dave Clark, who is currently the company’s senior vice president for worldwide operations. Wilke is one of Amazon’s highest ranking […]

Ted Baker has announced that its global wholesale and partnerships director Ricky Green has stepped down from the company. Green joined the British luxury label in 1995 as a global wholesale director and took the role of global wholesale and partnerships director this year. A Ted Baker spokesperson […]

An emblematic image of the Beirut blast disaster shows the heritage building of one of the city's best-known residents, world-renowned fashion designer Elie Saab, now in ruins. "Thank God everyone is OK," Saab told his team on his first visit to the house almost two weeks after the blast, as he picked […]

HBC L.P., the parent company of Saks Fifth Avenue, has appointed Michael Culhane as chief financial officer of HBC. Culhane brings more than 30 years of finance and accounting experience primarily in the retail sector. Most recently, Culhane served as chief financial officer at ULINE, Inc., a privately-held […]

German sportswear brand Puma has appointed Ben Hughes as its general manager for the UK, Ireland and Benelux (UKIB) regions, effective immediately. Hughes joined Puma in 2008 and since 2014 has been head of sales for UKIB. He succeeds Paul Spencer who has assumed the position of regional sales director […]

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) has promoted CaSandra Diggs to the role of president. Diggs is a CFDA veteran, having worked at the organization since 2001. Prior to her new role as president, Diggs was the CFDA's chief administrative and financial officer. In her new role she will […]

Tom Herbst has been named interim chief marketing officer of Athleta, the Gap Inc.-owned women's athleticwear brand. Herbst will lead the marketing team and drive strategies as the company continues its search to fill the role permanently, as Retail Dive originally reported. Herbst joined Athleya last […]

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