Benetton CEO Marco Airoldi has quit with the fashion giant announcing the appointment of Tommaso Brusò as COO. A former Benetton staffer, he moves from Diesel USA and will effectively take over at the firm analysts said.
Looks like Emilio Pucci may be in the process of changing its designer, yet again. The brand has rifled through six designers in 17 years and sources indicated that the famed Florentine brand is busy trying to find yet another.
The end of an era: Jenna Lyons is stepping down as executive creative director and president of the struggling retailer. No successor will be named but former Madewell CD Somsack Sikhounmuong will take over design.
Balmain has named Massimo Piombini to be its new CEO, changing chief executive nine months after the French house was acquired by a Mayhoola for Investments, an investment vehicle controlled by the Qatari royal family.
Alessandra Rossi has been named President, Off-Season at YNAP. She returns to the firm to run the giant Yoox and Outnet units. Meanwhile, the company also announced a new focus on expansion in the Asia Pacific region.
Albies will work alongside Michelle Kessler-Sanders, President of the brand’s bespoke Calvin Klein By Appointment service, which is enjoying a higher profile under Raf Simons in an effort to showcase the brand’s atelier.