June 2024 – Sports & Outdoor, Fashion & Luxury News

Posted on 28 June 2024

  • Frasers Group appointed Sir Jonathan Thompson, Chair of HS2, as a Non-Exec Director to strengthen the execution of its long-term growth strategy.
  • Nordstrom named Alexis DePree as its new Chief Operating Officer, following spells in leadership roles at Amazon and Target.
  • Pashley Cycles revealed Andy Smallwood as its new CEO, bringing more than two decades of cycling industry experience to the brand.
  • VF Corporation appointed a new Global Brand President of The North Face in Caroline Brown, after initially joining the company in February 2024 as an Independent Director.
  • Italia sportswear brand, North Sails, appointed experienced sports-industry executive Victor Duran as its new CEO.
  • Designer Brands named Sarah Crockett as its new Chief Marketing Officer of its DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse division.
  • Brixton appointed a new SVP of Sales in Brian White, joining the business from accessories brand, Herschel.
  • Authentic Brands Group announced the acquisition of sportswear brand, Champion, for an undisclosed fee in a strategic move that leverages Authentic’s platform and expertise in brand building.
  • Kering appointed Laurent Claquin as its new Group Chief Brand Officer, following an almost two-decade long career with the company.
  • New Era acquired ’47, a privately held premium sports and lifestyle brand, for an undisclosed fee, with both brands looking to grow their existing licensing partnerships.
  • Running brand On, announced American actress Zendaya as a Brand Partner in a multi-year collaboration.
  • LVMH revealed Cecile Cabanis as its new Deputy Finance Director, joining from Tikehau Capital where she served as Deputy CEO.
  • Calvin Klein named a new Senior Vice President of Brand, Communications, & Culture in Lila Staab, overseeing the brand’s integrated comms and influence strategies.
  • Spanish fast-fashion retailer, MANGO, announced the appointment of Nuria Font as the new Director of its Home division.
  • White Stuff revealed US expansion plans, following two successful trials in Michigan and Illinois at wholesale partner, Showroom Code.
  • Patagonia announced the appointment of a new Marketplace Director in Stephan Hagensbusch, overseeing wholesale, ecommerce, and retail operations.
  • Barcelona-based sustainable sneaker brand, SAYE, appointed Alfonso Segura as its new CEO, following a revision of its growth strategy.
  • Austrian luxury shapewear brand, Wolford, appointed Regis Rimbert as its new CEO, rejoining the company after serving as Chief Commercial Officer between 2009 and 2013.
  • American healthcare apparel brand, FIGS, named Sarah Oughtred as their new CFO, who joins the business from leading activewear label, Lululemon.
  • Versace named Mathieu Baboulene as its new Global Director of Communications, bringing more than 20 years of luxury fashion experience to the business.
  • G-Star RAW appointed Santiago Cucci as its new Chief Growth Officer, following senior leadership positions at high-profile brands such as Tommy Hilfiger and Marc Jacobs.
  • Axel Arigato promoted Jens Werner to the role of Creative Director after three successful years as Head of Design.
  • Levi Strauss confirmed the appointment of Mathilde Vaucheret as VP of Marketing for the European region, following a three-month interim period.
  • Premium footwear brand, Russell & Bromley, appointed Daniel Beardsworth-Shaw to the newly created role of Creative Director.
  • GAP appointed a new Chief Technology Officer in Sven Gerjets, after leading various strategic transformation projects across a range of industries.
  • Superdry revealed Dafydd Moore as Director of Global Technology, joining the business from Halfords where he was Group Director of IT Strategy & Architecture.
  • Saucony announced the appointment of Joy Allen-Altimare as Global Chief Marketing Officer, bringing over two decades of brand innovation experience to the footwear company.
  • Hush, the women’s fashion and lifestyle brand, appointed Rebecca Scott as Chief Trading Officer, joining the company from beauty giant Sephora.
  • Authentic Brands Group appointed experienced sports-executive, Warren Bowers, as its new General Manager to cover the Africa region.
  • Luxury watch and jewellery brand, WOLF, named Umair Baig as the new Senior Sales Director for the UK and Europe.
  • New York-based bridal label, Morilee, announced Jiyup Kim as its new Chief Design Officer, succeeding Vera Wang who had been in-situ for an impressive 39 years.
  • Primark continued its European expansion, announcing plans to invest €40m into their Portuguese operations.
  • Club L London launched a new ecommerce site dedicated to the UAE region, following a period of sustained growth.
  • GAP-owned activewear brand, Athleta, appointed former Nike executive Tania Habermann Flynn to the position of Head of Design.
  • Frasers Group announced the acquisition of THG’s luxury goods websites, including the Coggles.com fashion retailer, as well as a multi-year partnership to integrate its customer credit and loyalty proposition.
  • Champion revealed the UK expansion of its Creators Programme, in an effort to promote next-generation talents including rappers, athletes, and activists.
  • LVMH acquired SWIZA, the owner of the Swiss luxury watchmaker, L’Epée 1839.
  • PUMA announced the appointment of Erik Janshen as Vice President of DTC, bringing over a decade of digital sales and DTC experience to the German sportswear brand.

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