Timo Schmidt-Eisenhart, who has served at VF Corp brand's including The North Face, Timberland and Napapijri, will take over as leader of Switzerland's Calida Group in early 2021, succeeding Reiner Pichler.
Following its Viktor & Rolf collaboration, lingerie brand Aubade will continue to infuse its collections with external inspiration and launch a line designed by specialist in Chinese ink illustrations Hong Wai in 2020.
Renzo Rosso’s fashion group has increased the stake its holds in the Dutch label from 51 to 70% of the capital, while the remaining 30% is in the hands of founders and designers Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren.
Continued investment in its ecommerce channel has helped Switzerland’s Calida Group deliver a 4% sales increase in constant currency in the first half of 2019, while operating profit rose by more than 15%.
"We haven't yet found a better way of selling knickers than a beautiful bottom," says Sarah Stagliano, one of a new breed of French lingerie designers grappling with how to make exciting underwear in the age of #MeToo.