Chief Marketing Officer Emilie Rubinfeld has been appointed President of Carolina Herrera just days after François Kress stepped down as CEO. Rubinfeld also held senior marketing roles at Giorgio Armani and Akris.
Marco Gobbetti, recruited last year from French brand Céline to be chief executive of Burberry, will start work next week and take on full responsibilities in July, the British luxury goods company said on Monday.
Burberry said Friday that the first of its new executive hires joins the company this week with the arrival of chief operating officer and finance head Julie Brown. Its new CEO also joins later this year.
The weakness of the UK’s currency boosted retail sales to tourists in December as they spent £725m, a 22% increase, on a year ago. And a lot of that was spent on fashion and luxury goods, payments firm Worldpay said.
Strong demand for jewellery and better watch sales in its stores helped luxury group Richemont beat forecasts with a 5% rise in sales in the quarter to December, sign the watch industry may see a recovery this year.