Calvin Klein names Nike exec Jessica Lomax as global head of design
In the role, Lomax will lead Calvin Klein’s global design strategy and provide creative direction across all areas of the business, including licensees, the brand said. She will be responsible for defining and strengthening all product categories for the lifestyle brand, with a focus on essential hero product, in addition to driving collaborations and sustainable innovation.
She will join the company from Nike, where she currently serves as senior creative director, women’s sportswear apparel. In the role, she led collaborations including Nike's linkup with Japanese luxury fashion brand Sacai, as well as numerous sustainability projects for the brand. Prior to Nike, Lomax worked with Hussein Chalayan for Puma and worked as a freelance designer and consultant for a number of brands including Adidas, Nasty Gal and Work Out Life.
“[Lomax] excels in creating clear product visions that are rooted in our unique brand DNA and connected to what our consumer aspires to today,” said Cheryl Abel-Hodges, chief executive officer
at Calvin Klein.
“Under her creative design leadership and through her collaborative and innovative approach, I am extremely confident that our product direction will continue to become more consumer-centric, sustainable, and inclusive.”
Lomax’s appointment follows two recent hires to the Calvin Klein global leadership team, including Jacob Jordan, who was named as global chief merchant and product strategist in October after first joining Calvin Klein in a consulting capacity in May, and Linh Peters, who left Starbucks to become Calvin Klein's global chief marketing officer in November.
“The appointments of these highly accomplished global leaders reinforces our continued effort to reconnect the iconic Calvin Klein brand DNA with today’s culture and consumer, driving brand relevance, consumer engagement and sustainable profitable growth for the future," Abel-Hodges said.
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