Free Lance, a footwear brand owned by the Rautureau Apple Shoes group that is undergoing a substantial make-over, has appointed the Italian designer, formerly with Burberry and Jimmy Choo, as its creative director.
The Italian fashion group has created a new managerial position charged with leading its on and offline image, a role that the company has confided to Alan Prada, who is best known for his experience in the press.
After announcing the closure of 500 stores in Europe, and 600 redundancies in Spain, the beauty retailer has merged its Italian, Spanish and Portuguese subsidiaries, now all led by Italy’s former country manager.
M&S has made two major appointments as Fiona Lambert joins to “lead the repositioning of Jaeger as an independent brand within M&S” and Anna Braithwaite works “to drive changing customer perceptions" of the M&S brand.
The house of Alaïa has chosen Pieter Mulier, the former longstanding right-hand man of Raf Simons, to be its creative director, taking on one of the most prestigious positions in international fashion.