The Design Academy Eindhoven (DAE) has announced Marina Otero Verzier as the new head of MA Social Design. As of September 1, Otero will replace the current head Jan Boelen. Marina Otero Verzier is an architect based in Rotterdam who studied at TU Delft, Columbia University GSAPP and in 2016, Otero […]

Rue21 is out its chief executive. The U.S.-based fast fashion brand today announced that Michael Appel will no longer serve as either CEO or chairman of the Board. He had been with the company for two and a half years and will now return to his consulting practice. The company thanked Appel in a press […]

Gerry Weber International Ag has announced that the company has appointed Alexander Gedat, Head of the supervisory board of Gerry Weber since December 2019, as interim Chairman of the managing board. The company said in a statement that this change became necessary, after spokesman of the managing board […]

The Supervisory Board of Lenzing AG has appointed two new members to the company’s management board. The company said in a statement that Stephan Sielaff will serve as the new Chief Technology Officer effective March 1, 2020, succeeding Heiko Arnold, who left the Lenzing Group in November 2019. At the […]

The rumours surrounding Raf Simons next move has been confirmed, the Belgian designer has been named as co-creative director of Prada. Simons, will join Prada on April 2, and will work in partnership with Miuccia Prada with “equal responsibilities for creative input and decision-making,” the Italian […]

Designer Brands Inc. has announced the appointment of William “Bill” L. Jordan as Chief Growth Officer, effective immediately. The company said in a statement, previously, Jordan served as executive vice president and president, DSW since February 2019. As part of this transition, the company added, […]

Despite her tiny stature, Sinead Burke has become a force to be reckoned with in the world of fashion, pushing for designs to become accessible for all. The 29-year-old Irishwoman, just 1.05 metres (three feet and five inches) tall, has not gone unnoticed at London Fashion Week. Burke was in the front […]

Rent the Runway is working to improve its logistics and customer service. The rental service, which has previously run into trouble in this area, has appointed Brian Donato as its chief supply chain officer. He will assume the role on March 16, reporting to co-founder and chief executive officer Jennifer […]

Hammerson has announced that Simon Betty, currently retail director for Ireland has been appointed to the newly created role of Managing Director City Quarters and Developments. The company said in a statement that Betty will be responsible for driving the City Quarters vision, which will see the group […]

Alibaba has to look for a new chief executive to oversee its European business after confirming that previous manager Terry von Bibra has left the company. Terry von Bibra has worked for the Chinese online retailer since November 2015 and most recently held the position of general manager Europe. Von […]

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