Levi Strauss & Co.
Levi’s named its current EVP, chief global supply chain officer and chief transformation officer David Love as its new president and EVP of Levi Strauss Asia, Middle East and Africa. With more than 30 years of sourcing experience, Love will be in charge of the company’s commercial operations in the AMA regions. Current SVP of product development and sourcing Liz O’ Neill was also appointed to another position at the company. She will be Levi’s new chief supply chain officer, where she will manage the global development and sourcing of LS&Co. products.
Paul Andrew was hired as Salvatore Ferragamo’s first women’s footwear design director. As a footwear veteran, Andrew has worked for many designers and also launched his own shoe brand in 2013. He will debut his first collection with Salvatore Ferragamo for the pre-fall 2017 season. Andrew will replace his predecessor, former creative director Massimilano Giornetti, who left the company in March.
Net-a-Porter tapped former Barneys New York digital EVP Matthew Woolsey as its new managing director. In his new position, Woolsey will be responsible for content and commerce management on Net-a-Porter’s website, in addition to growing the brand’s online international presence.
Oscar de la Renta
Current Oscar de la Renta employees, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim, were both named as the company’s new co-creative directors. They will replace Peter Copping, who departed from the company in July. In their new roles, Garcia and Kim will oversee the production and establishment of Oscar de la Renta’s ready-to-wear, bridal, accessories and children’s lines. The pair will debut their new collection for fall 2017, which allegedly will have a more youthful appearance.
Shoes.com appointed Bradley Wilson as its new president. Wilson joins Shoes.com from Expedia, where he was a general manager and oversaw the Travelocity business. His resume also includes stints at Nutrisystem and Match.com.
Alvanon hired May Fong as its new Asia Pacific region senior consultant. In her new role, Fong will manage communication with Alvanon’s fashion clients and assist them with customized solutions. Previously, Fong served as Lacoste Asia Pacific’s senior regional product manager.
Gillian Meek, former product and marketing SVP of The Stride Rite Children’s Group, was named Ked’s new president, effective this month. With more than 20 years of experience in strategic brand building, Meek was responsible for Stride Rite’s Made2Play Snoot story and developing the company’s innovative market strategy. She also serves on various organization boards, including Women in Footwear Industry (WIFI) and the Wolverine Worldwide Women’s Resource Group (WRG).