JOINING RYKIEL: Eric Langon is leaving Lancel to join Sonia Rykiel, where he will start work as managing director on April 16. Langon is currently chief operating officer of Lancel, owned by Compagnie Financière Richemont. He has been heading the leather goods firm’s operations since chief executive officer Marc Lelandais left the company in January, as reported, and was believed by some to be tipped for the maison’s top post. At Sonia Rykiel, he will work under ceo Jean-Marc Loubier, also ceo of Fung Brands, which acquired an 80 percent stake in the French fashion house in February.
April 6, 2012