It’s difficult to think of a harder working designer in fashion than Kim Jones, creative director of Christian Dior’s men’s division; globetrotter; uber-collaborationist and, most recently, magazine editor.
With the recent creation of Kontoor Brands Inc., Lee and Wrangler have separated from VF Corp. Simon Fisher, who previously worked for the two denim brands, is now back in charge of their EMEA business.
The next sessions of the Parisian fashion trade shows will start on Friday June 21, featuring the well-established Tranoï and Man/Woman events, as well as the maiden Parisian edition of Danish show CIFF.
Kering has revealed a surprise appointment at the head of Italian label Bottega Veneta. Bartolomeo Rongone, previously chief operating officer at Yves Saint Laurent, will replace Claus-Dietrich Lahrs on 1 September.
The Lee and Wrangler Hometown Studio in Greensboro is set to house multiple men's and women's collections from each brand, and serve as a testing ground for new activations and strategies from both Lee and Wrangler.
Department store Liberty staged its first-ever runway show on Wednesday, the event marking its first own-brand ready-to-wear collection and the first collection from its newly-appointed head of design, Holly Marler.