MILAN — Luxury men’s wear label, Wintle on Friday named Diane Metcalfe its new CEO, effective Nov. 1. The appointment corresponds to the label’s desire to grow internationally and build its retail network.
Metcalfe joins following stints in consultancy for marketing companies in Sydney and Beijing. She has also just completed her MBA in International Luxury Brand Management at the prestigious ESSEC Business School in Paris where she graduated at the top of the class.
Prior to that, Metcalfe was board director, director of client service and director of human resources at Clemenger BBDO in Melbourne, one of Australia’s leading marketing and communication’s groups.
“There is no question in my mind that the brand has a major opportunity to carve out an important position in the international luxury menswear market,” Metcalfe said. This includes rolling out the label’s own stores.
“[Metcalfe] has both drive and determination, and the leadership and brand development skills we need as the label continues its global expansion and enters a new phase of developing its own signature stores,” said Jsen Wintle who founded his eponymous brand in 2005. Known for his flare for fine tailoring, Wintle will present his winter ’09/’10 collection in Paris in January.
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“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
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