The fashion world seems to be experiencing a new decade shift, as we've seen Michael Herz and Graeme Fidler move from Aquascutum to Bally, and W magazine moving offices and companies, whilst losingDennis Freedman and Camilla Nickerson, and gaining Stefano Tonchi. In more departures and arrivals, it was announced on Friday that executive vice president of global communications at Oscar de la Renta, Paul O'Regan has resigned to commence a new, undisclosed project after his anticipated trip to Nepal and Tibet.
Arriving at Bottega Veneta to become worldwide director of public relations will be Billy Daley, having worked at Michael Kors and previously spending six and a half years at KCD as publicity director. And finally, beginning yesterday in time for the designer's bridal presentations, Christophe Hebre has joined Reem Acra as president and chief operating officer.
Just four days after announcing that both Michael Herz and Graeme Fidler had resigned from British heritage label Aquascutum to 'focus on new projects', rumours are arife with the news that the pair may take over creative directorship at Bally. The rumours coincide with the announcement that Brian Atwood - the previous creative director for Bally - had shown his last collection as Fashion Week Dailyreports that the label wants to put more focus into their ready-to-wear collection.
Although a representative for Bally refused to comment on the news, it is said that Atwood's ready-to-wear designs hadn't been having the same success that his accessories at the brand had, and so it seems logical for the label to bring in Herz and Fidler at this time, who were responsible for helping Aquascutum regain some energy recently. The duo are said to present their first collection for Bally for SS11, in Milan.
Just after we thought the rollercoaster that Aquascutum has been riding on lately was over, there has been another twist in the tale of the legendary British label. Although the AW10 collection for the brand received appraisal from press, women's wear designer Michael Herz and menswear's Graeme Fidler have handed in their resignation, it is said, to focus on new projects.
The pair have seen a lot change at the heritage house since their arrivals in 2000 and 2002, with the takeover by BFC and Jaeger chairman Harold Tillman and chief executive Belinda Earl being the most recent change in management. "They've had a great time at the brand, but they want to move on, and we fully understand that," Earl was quick to point out. "We wish them well, and the situation is amicable."