Kering clearly believes in the power of three. Tuesday held no less than three high profile CEO announcements from the French luxury giant regarding a trio of its big name brands.
- Sarah Crook is taking the helm at Christopher Kane, the Scottish industry darling of the moment in whose namesake brand Kering took a 51 per cent stake in January 2013.
- Over at Brioni, the cult Italian menswear label the group acquired back in 2011, Gianluca Flore is replacing Francesco Pesci
- And lastly, at star performing brand Bottega Veneta, the latest CEO to be appointed is Carlo Aberta Beretta who hails from Ermenegildo Zegna. He will replace Marco Bizzarri, who was promoted to the position of Kering’s ‘Luxury – Couture and Leather Goods’ CEO back in May.
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Mr Gaultier said that he will be shuttering his accessories, mens and womenswear lines later this year in order to focus on his couture collection and fragrances business, adding:
“Commercial constraints, as well as the frenetic pace of collections don’t leave any freedom, nor the necessary time to find fresh ideas and to innovate. This is a new beginning, I will be able to express again my creativity fully and without constraints.”
Proof that Apple was pitching its new Watch as its first official foray into style accessories was made evident during New York Fashion Week by the absence of several famous industry faces from the front rows.
The seasons may change, but this line-up does not. So the Silicon Valley tech giant scored a major coup by luring dozens of top fashion media power players and bloggers to its launch gala on Tuesday, including Alexandra Shulman, editor of British Vogue (below).