New Look Retail Group appoints Paula Dumont López as Chief Creative Officer

London, 2017-Jun-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Board of New Look Retail Group Ltd (the “Company” or “New Look”) today (27 Jun 2017) announces the appointment of Paula Dumont López as Chief Creative Officer.

She will join the Board in September 2017 and replace current CCO Roger Wightman. Following a successful transition Roger will assume a part-time consultative role while remaining on the Board.

Paula brings a wealth of experience in the fashion industry, and a proven track record in buying, merchandise and design. She joins from Esprit where she has been Senior Vice President Head of Esprit Women since 2013. Before this, Paula spent 10 years at Inditex in several roles, including Head of Product at Zara Basic.

Anders Kristiansen, CEO of New Look, commented:

“Paula is an amazing addition to our team. Her expertise in identifying trends and leadership experience in product, buying and design will be a great asset to us. We are delighted to welcome Paula to the Board and look forward to what we know will be her significant contribution to New Look and the execution of our strategy.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Roger for the invaluable contribution he has made to New Look over the past 27 years. He has been hugely influential in turning New Look into the global fast-fashion brand that it is today and I am particularly pleased that we will continue to benefit from his experience on the Board as he steps into a consultative role.”

About Paula Dumont López

Paula started her career at Zara as a fabrics buyer, before graduating to a number of senior buying roles. In 2009 she became Head of Product for Zara Basic. Paula joined Esprit as Senior Vice President, Head of Esprit Women in 2013 assuming responsibility across all aspects of buying, merchandise and design. She has also been head of the lifestyle division (comprising Bodywear, Sports, Accessories and Shoes) since 2016.

About Roger Wightman

Roger joined New Look in February 1990 as a Buyer and was promoted through the business to become Group Buying Director for Womenswear and Brands, before being appointed to Managing Director in 2013 and Chief Creative Officer in 2015.

About New Look

New Look is an international multichannel retail brand, offering exciting, on-trend, value-fashion for women, men and teenage girls, and is the UK’s No. 1 retailer for women under 35*.

Our long term business strategy comprises of initiatives spanning Brand, Multichannel, International Expansion, Product Development and Menswear.

We have 872 stores, comprising 592 in the UK and a further 280 globally. We also have a fastgrowing e-commerce offering, serving over 120 countries worldwide, supported by convenient
delivery options.

Our flexible fast-fashion business is built on an agile global supply chain with the ability to respond quickly to trends. We focus on delivering value for money and ‘newness’, with hundreds of new lines landing every week. Our ranges of apparel, footwear and accessories are designed with broad age appeal and global relevance. They are delivered by our great people in stores and support centres, who ensure we deliver great service – wherever, whenever and however customers choose to engage with us.

* Based on Kantar Worldpanel Total Womenswear U35 published data 52 weeks to 12 March 2017 (by value)

Media enquiries:
Headland
Lucy Legh
Rob Walker
+44 (0)20 3805 4822
newlook@headlandconsultancy.com

Source: New Look

Calvin Klein Chief Creative Officer Raf Simons honoured at the 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards

Calvin Klein Chief Creative Officer Raf Simons honoured at the 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards

 

NEW YORK, 2017-Jun-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Calvin Klein, Inc. today (Jun. 6, 2017) announced that Chief Creative Officer Raf Simons was presented with both the Womenswear Designer of the Year and the Menswear Designer of the Year awards at last evening’s 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards, held at The Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

Womenswear Designer of the Year and Menswear Designer of the Year awards are given by the Council of Fashion Designers of America to American designers who have made the most outstanding contributions to and have influenced the direction of women’s and men’s ready-to-wear fashion with his or her Spring and Fall 2017 collections.

Mr. Simons attended the event with models and current faces of the brand Lulu and Julia Nobis, who were each wardrobed in looks from Mr. Simons’ Fall 2017 CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC collection.

Lulu wore a Fall 2017 CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC black “205” turtleneck under a crimson red long sleeve denim shirt and straight leg jean. Lulu also wore CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC black western boots.

Ms. Nobis wore a Fall 2017 CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC navy double-breasted overcoat, white and burgundy sleeveless marching band uniform top and dark green straight leg marching band pant. Ms. Nobis also wore CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC black patent leather high heeled deco pumps.

About Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein is a global lifestyle brand that exemplifies bold, progressive ideals and a seductive, and often minimal, aesthetic. We seek to thrill and inspire our audience while using provocative imagery and striking designs to ignite the senses.

Founded in 1968 by Calvin Klein and his business partner Barry Schwartz, we have built our reputation as a leader in American fashion through our clean aesthetic and innovative designs. Global retail sales of CALVIN KLEIN brand products exceeded $8 billion in 2016 and were distributed in over 110 countries. Calvin Klein employs over 10,000 associates globally. We were acquired by PVH Corp. in 2003.

About PVH Corp.

With a history going back over 135 years, PVH has excelled at growing brands and businesses with rich American heritages, becoming one of the largest apparel companies in the world. We have over 30,000 associates operating in over 40 countries and over $8 billion in annual revenues. We own the iconic CALVIN KLEIN, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, IZOD,ARROW, Speedo*, Warner’s and Olga brands, and market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands.

*The Speedo brand is licensed for North America and the Caribbean in perpetuity from Speedo International, Ltd.

Contact:
Alexandra Wagner
212-292-9794
VP, Corporate Communications
alexandrawagner@ck.com

Amanda Peña
212-292-9223
Director, Corporate Communications
amandapena@ck.com

Source: Calvin Klein, Inc.

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PVH Corp. announces the appointment of Raf Simons as Chief Creative Officer of Calvin Klein, Inc. brand

PVH Corp. announces the appointment of Raf Simons as Chief Creative Officer of Calvin Klein, Inc. brand
PVH Corp. announces the appointment of Raf Simons as Chief Creative Officer of Calvin Klein, Inc. brand

 

NEW YORK, 2016-Aug-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Calvin Klein, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH), today (Aug. 2, 2016) announced the appointment of Raf Simons as Chief Creative Officer of the brand, effective immediately.

Mr. Simons will lead the creative strategy of the Calvin Klein brand globally across the Calvin Klein Collection,Calvin Klein Platinum,Calvin Klein,Calvin Klein Jeans,Calvin Klein Underwear and Calvin Klein Home brands. As part of his role as Chief Creative Officer, Mr. Simons will oversee all aspects of Design,Global Marketing and Communications, and Visual Creative Services. Mr. Simons’ first collections will debut for the Fall 2017 season.

The appointment of Mr. Simons as Chief Creative Officer marks the implementation of Calvin Klein’s new global creative strategy, announced in April 2016, to unify all Calvin Klein brands under one creative vision. The strategy comes as part of a global evolution of the Calvin Klein brand, which began with the reacquisition of the Calvin Klein Jeans and Calvin Klein Underwear businesses in 2013. As Calvin Klein looks to grow the brand to $10 billion in global retail sales, this new leadership is intended to further strengthen the brand’s premium positioning worldwide and pave the way for future long-term global growth.

“The arrival of Raf Simons as Chief Creative Officer signifies a momentous new chapter for Calvin Klein,” said Steve Shiffman, CEO of Calvin Klein, Inc. “Not since Mr. Klein himself was at the company has it been led by one creative visionary, and I am confident that this decision will drive the Calvin Klein brand and have a significant impact on its future. Raf’s exceptional contributions have shaped and modernized fashion as we see it today and, under his direction, Calvin Klein will further solidify its position as a leading global lifestyle brand.”

As part of the creative strategy for the apparel and accessories business, Calvin Klein also announced the hire of Pieter Mulier as Creative Director, reporting directly to Mr. Simons. Mr. Mulier will be responsible for executing Mr. Simons’ creative and design vision for men’s and women’s ready to wear, as well as the bridge and better apparel lines and accessories. He will also manage all men’s and women’s design teams within the Calvin Klein brand, under Mr. Simons’ leadership.

Calvin Klein, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH), is one of the leading fashion design and marketing studios in the world. It designs and markets women’s and men’s designer collection apparel and a range of other products that are manufactured and marketed through an extensive network of licensing agreements and other arrangements worldwide. Product lines under the various Calvin Klein brands include women’s dresses and suits, men’s dress furnishings and tailored clothing, men’s and women’s sportswear and bridge and collection apparel, golf apparel, jeanswear, underwear, fragrances, eyewear, women’s performance apparel, hosiery, socks, footwear, swimwear, jewelry, watches, outerwear, handbags, small leather goods, and home furnishings (including furniture). For more information, please visit calvinklein.com.

With a heritage going back over 130 years, PVH Corp. has excelled at growing brands and businesses with rich American heritages, becoming one of the largest apparel companies in the world. We have over 30,000 associates operating in over 40 countries with over $8 billion in 2015 revenues. We own the iconic Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Speedo*, Warner’s and Olga brands and market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands.

*The Speedo brand is licensed for North America and the Caribbean in perpetuity from Speedo International, Ltd.

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995: Forward-looking statements made in this release, including, without limitation, statements relating to the future plans, strategies, objectives, expectations and intentions of PVH Corp. and its subsidiaries (collectively, “PVH”) are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which cannot be predicted with accuracy, and some of which might not be anticipated, including (i) PVH’s plans, strategies, objectives, expectations and intentions are subject to change at any time at its discretion; and (ii) other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time in PVH’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The Company does not undertake any obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of the receipt of new information, future events or otherwise.
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Contacts:

Global Communications Office
Rod Manley
212-292-9795
EVP, Global Communications
rodmanley@ck.com

Alexandra Wagner
212-292-9794
VP, Corporate Communications
alexandrawagner@ck.com

EMEA Communications Office
Denise Zamarioni
+39 02 550 50 510
SVP Public Relations – EMEA
denisezamarioni@ck.com

PR CONSULTING
Pierre Rougier
pierre@prconsulting.net

Source: Source: Calvin Klein, Inc.

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