Industry News

Industry News

Standfirst// The fashion retail industry is changing at breakneck speed, and the workforce is shifting swiftly to keep up with the developments.
Gucci has appointed Renée E Tirado as global head of diversity, equity and inclusion after the brand was criticised for selling a balaclava-style jumper that some felt referenced “blackface” earlier t
Retailer Superdry has announced the appointment of Georgina Harvey and Faisal Galaria to its board as non-executive directors. Harvey is also set to become chairman of the remuneration committee.
Shop Direct has appointed Boots’ Guy Farmer as group trading director, effective from September.
Marks & Spencer’s managing director of clothing and home, Jill McDonald, is leaving the retailer.
Public Desire has appointed former senior buyer at Asos, Fiona Brown, as head of buying for apparel and footwear.
Mike Ashley’s head of retail, Karen Byers, has resigned from Sports Direct after 28 years.
Ray Clacher today stepped down from his role as executive vice-president at Hong Kong fashion group Trinity, which owns menswear brands Kent & Curwen, Gieves & Hawkes and Cerruti 1881, Drapers
Sharon Jones has joined Danish womenswear retailer Masai Clothing Company as head of sales UK and Ireland, after six years at premium womenswear brand Luisa Cerano.
UK and Irish retailers have said they are committed to tackling sustainability in fashion and admitted there is “more to do” following criticism by MPs.

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