The Internet went into rumour overdrive Thursday after a web report that American streetwear designer Virgil Abloh was to be named creative director of Versace. The house, however, has denied any plans of the sort.
The German chain has appointed Johannes Jurecka to the newly created role of chief operations officer, poaching the exec from Foot Locker Europe. He will be in charge of e-commerce, marketing and fashion operations.
Dutch LLC has renamed itself The Collected Group and Sarah Rutson, the former Lane Crawford Fashion Director and Net-a-Porter VP of Global Buying has joined as Chief Brand Officer as it works to reinvent itsel
Don Watros, who has spent 11 years with HBC, will part ways with the company on September 29, 2017. The announcement of his departure comes one day after HBC moved up the opening date of its Netherlands location.