Clarks has a new CEO with the UK footwear firm appointing Jonathan ‘Jon’ Ram, who will take up the post next month. It's perhaps significant that much of his experience has been with casual and sports-focused brands.
Footwear giant Clarks has made a new hire, adding an exec from La Perla to its team. Simon Clarke has taken on the role as chief information officer, a title he also held at the luxury lingerie specialist.
Clarks CEO Victor Herrero has exited the role, making him the the second Clarks top executive to vacate the post in less than a year. He’s being replaced by current chairman Johnny Chen while a permanent CEO is sought.
Clarks had a tough time of it last year, as did many others in the footwear sector. Sales plummeted and its losses in the 12 months to January 2021 grew. But the firm is upbeat about the future under its new ownership.
Following MSGM, a number of new, innovative brands are hitting the Milanese runway, including the likes of Shi.RT, by Aquilano and Rimondi, and Vitelli, headed up by Mauro Simionato and his experimental knitwear.
Tiziana Fausti, founder of the eponymous multibrand luxury retailer, details to FashionNetwork.com her strategy for breathing fresh energy into the legendary Milanese concept store she bought last year.