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 […]

Peerless Clothing International has announced its president John Tighe will be departing the role after leading the company for over two and a half years. Nonetheless, he will continue working with the Peerless team to complete open projects and ensure a smooth transition, the company said. “He is a […]

INTERVIEW A streamlined approach to public relations and event management is the ethos behind Very New York, the just launched bi-coastal agency co-founded by R Scott French, CFDA member designer, media expert, event planner, co-founder and editor in chief of TheFashionList.com; and Mai Vu, fashion […]

US fashion e-tailer Revolve has announced that retail industry veteran Melanie Cox is joining its board of directors, as well as the audit and compensation committees, effective immediately. Cox who is chief executive of Backcountry, a leading online retailer of premium outdoor sports gear and apparel, […]

VF Corporation has appointed Winnie Ma to the new position of President, Greater China. Based in Shanghai, the company said in a statement, she will report to Kevin Bailey, Executive Vice President & Group President, APAC and Emerging Brands. “The Asia-Pacific Region, and China specifically, present […]

Nike’s first director of diversity and inclusion Kellie Leonard is stepping down after two years in the role. Leonard, who was appointed to the newly-created position in 2018, decided to exit the company to “pursue other interests”, a Nike spokesperson told the Financial Times. She will be succeeded […]

Joe’s Blackbook Sessions emerged early in Covid's shutdown in a bid to keep industry conversation ongoing. So far the Sessions have featured Ben Pruess, President North America Retail, Tommy Hilfiger; Anthony Cuthbertson, Global Design Director, Topshop; menswear designer Robert Geller; and Josh LeVine, […]

Adam Meek has been appointed as the first general manager of footwear and accessories for Canada Goose. He will lead development and execution of the company's global footwear strategy and oversee the accessories collection in the newly created role. The executive joins Canada Goose with over 20 years […]

Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, considered a pioneer of the country's industry and known for his work with David Bowie, has died of leukaemia aged 76, his daughter announced on Monday. "He left this world peacefully, surrounded by loved ones," actress Mirai Yamamoto announced on Instagram. […]

Troy Young, the president of Hearst Magazines, has resigned effective immediately. The publishing executive found himself in hot water this week over a New York Times Article that detailed troublesome behavior during his time working at Hearst. The article detailed very specific instances of Young's […]

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