Johanna Lightfoot has joined UK fashion chain Topshop as its new head of merchandising, moving from Ralph Lauren, which she only joined last year. She becomes the latest in a series of luxury sector hires.
On Tuesday, the luxury group opened the Thélios production site for its joint venture with Marcolin, a partnership which began with Céline's eyewear collections, and still has those of Loewe and Fred in the pipeline.
OTB, the holding company of Italian fashion billionaire Renzo Rosso, quadrupled its Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) to €21.5 million in 2017. Though total group revenue slid 2.4 percent over the same 12 months.