Could London's two top luxury department stores end up with the same owner? That's the question being asked on Monday as it has emerged that the owner of Harrods is possibly front-runner to buy up-for-sale Selfridges.
The co-founder of the Experienced Capital fund and ex-SMCP director has joined the board of the Florentine label, currently in the midst of a transition phase. Future CEO Marco Gobbetti will start in January 2022.
Matchesfashion has named a new CEO, six months after the departure of its previous leader Ajay Kavan. The new chief executive is Paolo de Cesare, who had run Paris-based department store group Printemps until March 2020.
All change at Kenzo. In the same week that the house announced the appointment of a new artistic director, it has named a new CEO, Sylvain Blanc, who joins the Paris fashion marque from underwear specialist Undiz.
Appointed general manager of fashion and fragrance in 2018, Charlotte Tasset has left the Parisian house, owned by Spain's Puig. Currently, it is not known what her next move will be or who will succeed her.
On September 2, the French department store group will launch ‘Unis vers le beau responsable’, an initiative that isn’t simply a promotional event, but marks Le Printemps’s new focus on socially responsible products.
Jean-Marc Bellaiche took charge of French retail group Le Printemps in September 2020. In this interview, he explains how he is dealing with store closures and the Covid-19 crisis, while working to transform the group.
Offers for luxury label Ralph & Russo need to be in by April 14, Hilco, which is running the auction of the failed business, said on Monday. And one of its joint administrators spoke of a “high level of interest”.
Paris Fashion Week has never been the easiest of cities for young hopefuls, though that lacuna underwent a major shift on Monday, when the Master's students of the Institut Français de la Mode opened the runway season.
Few Scandinavian brands have had as much impact of late as Ganni, which just staged a double-header in this February’s edition of Copenhagen Fashion Week. We met the husband and wife CEO and designer to find out more.