Christopher Kane appoints Alexandre de Brettes as chief executive
Luxury fashion brand Christopher Kane has appointed Kering executive Alexandre de Brettes as its chief executive.
The appointment is the first major hire since luxury group Kering acquired a 51% stake in the business in January.
Taking up his new role on 1 September, De Brettes was most recently Kering’s director of financial communications and market intelligence, having worked with with the group since 2002.
In a joint statement, Christopher Kane, creative director, and Tammy Kane, deputy creative director, said: "Alexandre’s appointment puts the running of our business in very good hands and gives us a strong ally in the building of our company. Together, we will focus on organic global growth and protecting and nurturing the creative DNA of our business."
Alexis Babeau, managing director of Kering’s luxury division, added: "Alexandre’s skills and the experience he acquired within the group will enable him to help the Christopher Kane house accelerate its expansion.”
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