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River Island names new head of menswear

Tuesday February 16th 2016

River Island has named Adrian Arbuthnot as its new head of menswear as it looks to grow its market share in the category.

Arbuthnot previously worked with River Island as senior menswear designer from 2001 to 2006 before leaving to work in the same position at Burton. Having also worked as design director of high street clothing supplier ADA, his most recent role was design director of menswear at Indian clothing chain Koovs.

At River Island, he will succeed Sarah Turton who left the business last year. His team will include menswear design managers Matthew Braun and Sarah Greig.

Arbuthnot's first collection for the company will be Autumn/Winter 2016.