Breitbard, a key Gap Inc. merchant for many years who just three months ago was promoted to president of Gap North America, will begin his new job on Monday. He also once served as president of the retail division of Levi Strauss & Co., and held executive positions at Abercrombie & Fitch Co., Banana Republic and Old Navy, as well as serving as executive vice president of GapKids and BabyGap.
At Gymboree, Breitbard assumes responsibilities from interim ceo Kip M. Garcia, who will resume his former duties as president, and interim chief operating officer Yvonne Hao, who will continue to work with Gymboree’s management as she returns to her role as an operating partner at Bain Capital, which owns Gymboree. Matthew K. McCauley resigned as Gymboree ceo last September.
“I am [pleased] by the opportunity to join Gymboree, an established leader in the children’s apparel market with strong brands, a loyal and valuable customer franchise, a values-based culture, and a passionate team,” said Breitbard. “I look forward to working with our associates and leadership team to build on the strategies they’ve developed and drive our growth opportunities in our core business, in our new concepts such as Crazy 8 and in our international markets.”
Etro’s show, titled “The Tree of Life,” was a celebration of the house’s 50th anniversary. “My father founded the company in 1968, which was the year of counterculture and psychedelia. It’s really a show that celebrates that and the paisley design of India and its origin,” said Veronica Etro. #wwdfashion #mfw #ss18 (📷: @delphineachard)
For @msgm’s spring 2018 show, creative director @massimogiorgetti said “Words, sounds, colors. Synthesis and therapy of a collection,” were the inspirations behind the collection, showing today. Read the rest of Milan spring 2018 inspirations on WWD.com. #mfw #wwdfashion #ss18
For her first solo album in over 10 years, Fergie tapped Carine Roitfeld, Mert and Marcus, Giovanni Bianco and more to create a fashion-focused video approach for the record, Double Dutchess. "Giovanni really helped me get back in touch with my tomboy side, my hardside," said the singer. #wwdeye #wwdfashion ( : @slovekinpics)
“Volumes and Graphic Art of the Nineties are the main inspirations of the new Aquilano.Rimondi SS 2018 collection,” said cocreative directors Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi. #wwdfashion #mfw #ss18