Italian leather goods specialist Valextra has named Xavier Rougeaux to be its new chief executive officer; while veteran luxury executive Ralph Toledano joins its board. The appointments are effective immediately.
The flags chosen as the theme of the Florentine menswear show, which opens on Tuesday, symbolise the diverse, international range of exhibitors of this winter session, featuring major names and special events.
The Italian footwear designer has licensed the production and worldwide distribution of his eponymous label to OLG, the Milanese subsidiary of Japanese group Onward Holdings, in order to concentrate on design work.
The Croatian designer has hired Christophe Mélard, formerly at Sergio Rossi, as his label’s new CEO. He also licensed the production of his ready-to-wear line to Jato Group, and is thinking about showing in Paris again.
Six months after taking control of the Italian fashion house, the QuattroR fund has put a new management team in place with ex-PVH Maela Mandelli appointed as CEO and Giuseppe Pinto as director of operations.