Tamara Mellon, the Founder and CCO of Jimmy Choo, has been appointed Business Ambassador for Britain by the Prime Minister David Cameron as part of his strategy to grow the UK economy by opening new markets, increasing trade and encouraging investment.
Karstadt has appointed Andrew R. Jennings as their new CEO. Rescued earlier this year from insolvency byNicolas Berggruen, the German department store chain is now going to be led by the internationally recognised British retail executive.
The British Fashion Council has announced that Anya Hindmarch has joined the BFC team as their new non-executive director. The council aims to showcase British designers and develop London’s position as a major player in the international fashion arena.
Burberry announced yesterday during the IHT Luxury Conference the launch of Burberry Bespoke trenches. On an e-commerce platform customers will be able to create and customise their own exclusive trench.
Timberland appoints Suja Chandrasekaran as Chief Information Officer. In this role, Suja will be responsible for the development and execution of Timberland’s global information systems and strategies.
German sporting goods maker Puma said it would bring criminal charges against its partners in a Greek joint venture after discovering a swindle that could cost it as much as 130 million euros ($181 million).
A few months after taking over 55% of the footwear firm Stuart Weitzman, New York-based Jones Apparel appoints three people to strengthen its leadership. Gaetano Sallorenzo takes over as CEO, Wayne Kulkin as President and Giorgio Vicini to head of manufacturing.