World Footwear


J.Crew Group appoints Libby Wadle as Chief Executive Officer

Nov 26, 2020 / United States
In her new functions Libby Wadle will oversee J.Crew and J.Crew Factory in addition to her current leadership responsibilities at Madewell. Jan Singer, who was previously J.Crew Group's CEO, is pursuing other endeavours

H&M Group names Leyla Ertur as new Head of Sustainability

Nov 13, 2020 / Sweden
From the 1st of January 2021 onwards, Leyla will take over from Anna Gedda who has led the company’s sustainability initiatives since 2014 and who will take on a new role as Head of Steering and Strategic Planning at H&M Group

Caleres names Michael Edwards President of Famous Footwear

Nov 12, 2020 / United States
Michael Edwards will replace Molly Adams, who resigned her position, effective from the 20th of November onwards to pursue an opportunity outside the organization

Speedo appoints new Global Brand Director

Nov 4, 2020 / United Kingdom
Pentland Brands, the group owning Speedo, has appointed Kev McFadyen as the new Global Brand Director for the brand known for being a key player in swimming accessories

Genesco announces departure of CFO

Nov 3, 2020 / United States
The Nashville-based group announced that Melvin G. Tucker, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has resigned his position, effective from the 27th of November, in order to pursue an opportunity outside of the company

Genesco appoints John F. Lambros to its Board of Directors

Oct 29, 2020 / United States
Lambros is President of GCA-US, a global investment bank. He serves as the head of GCA's digital media banking practice and is a member of its board of directors and executive committee. With this appointment Genesco's board now has eight members

Joanne Crevoiserat is Tapestry's new CEO

Oct 28, 2020 / United States
The New York-based house of luxury accessories and lifestyle brands announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Joanne Crevoiserat as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately

Kurt Geiger plans 500 job cuts as UK's intends to end tax-free shopping

Oct 26, 2020 / United Kingdom
The luxury footwear and accessories retailer plans to cut 500 jobs, a quarter of its workforce, early next year after the British government announced that it plans to abolish tax-free shopping by the end of the current year

Prada appoints Malika Savell Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

Oct 23, 2020 / North America
After Chanel, Gucci and Kering, it is Prada's turn to create a position as Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer and Malika Savell has been appointed to the position in Prada North America

Amy Hunter is Caleres new Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Oct 21, 2020 / United States
The St. Louis-based company has announced Amy Hunter will join the company as Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, effective from today

Ennio Fontana takes on the leadership of Roberto Cavalli

Oct 21, 2020 / Italy
The Italy-based company confirmed the appointment of Ennio Fontana as their new General Manager. Ennio Fontana, who worked for twenty years alongside Philipp Plein, is now taking over the reins of Roberto Cavalli

Clarks to close 50 stores

Oct 16, 2020 / United Kingdom
Clarks is expected to go ahead with a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) which can result in the closure of several of its shops in order to secure a capital injection from Hong Kong-based private equity firm LionRock, Sky News reported

Ralph Toledano re-elected President of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode

Oct 14, 2020 / France
The General Assembly of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture extended the mandate of Ralph Toledano as President of the Chamber for 2 years

Expo Riva's General Manager: COVID-19 has forced the trade fairs to accelerate its evolution process

Oct 13, 2020 / Italy
We spoke with Alessandra Albarelli, General Manager of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi, to learn her views on the impact of COVID-19 in the trade fairs arena and to hear about what we can expect from the next edition of the fair

New Executive Board Member for adidas Global Human Resources area

Oct 7, 2020 / Germany
Amanda Rajkumar (48) has been appointed to the adidas Executive Board. Beginning of 2021 she will join the then six-member Executive Board of the sporting goods company as Executive Board Member responsible for Global Human Resources
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