Christian Dior has named Charles Delapalme to be its new managing director of commercial activities. The appointment takes effect on June 15, 2018. He replaces Serge Brunschwig, who left Dior to become CEO of Fendi.
It wasn't a great seven days for John Lewis with the week up to and including May 19 seeing its parent company's sales dipping 0.3% to £202.73 million, but the department store chain’s sales falling by as much as 6.3%.
Alibaba has invested in luxury online wholesale fashion tech firm Ordre as the three-year-old company positions itself for major growth. Ordre said Alibaba is now “a strategic investor,” but the terms weren’t disclosed.
Matchesfashion went from strength to strength in the year that it was bought out with revenues up 44% and profits up 34%. And importantly, as much as 82% of its business was generated outside its home market, the UK.
Tom Athron has been appointed as new chief operating officer, and Lea Cranfield will take up the role of commercial director. Kim Hartlev will become new chief technology officer at the luxury company.
The luxury accessories brand Montblanc has seen sales in smaller Indian towns grow through its joint venture with the Indian watch brand Titan and has named India as its fastest growing global market.