Berndt Hauptkorn has left the Japanese brand to, according to some sources, take on a senior role at French luxury brand Chanel. His position as Uniqlo’s CEO of Europe is temporarily being filled by COO Takao Kuwahara.
JAB Luxury has shelved luxury bag brand Zagliani, ending the release of its collections. Only its production workshop will stay in business, incorporated into shoemaker Bally, another label owned by the German group.
With new London headquarters, a new Milan showroom and new management, the historic Swiss shoe brand is undergoing a full reboot. Phase one: the opening of its first flagship store in London on October 22.