Magic 2017, Fashion Trends, Fall 2017

Hunter is changing things up at the executive level and has pulled in two retail and branding veterans from Marc Jacobs and Uniqlo before a long-serving executive departs.

Sallie Scripter, who had her own brand consultancy, recently joined the popular rubber-boot brand as executive vice president of the Americas. Prior to that, Scripter worked for more than a decade with LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton as senior vice president of retail development and ready-to-wear at Marc Jacobs and then as president of footwear boutique brands for Jones Group before it became Nine West Holdings.

Tracy Solomon joined Hunter as customer engagement director, a post focused on customer engagement across e-commerce, retail, merchandising and digital marketing. She comes to the brand after seven years with Uniqlo, where she most recently served as director of customer experience.

Hunter’s chief commercial officer, Wendy Svarre, will be leaving the brand at the end of the month, almost exactly nine years after joining.

Chief executive officer Vincent Wauters, who joined Hunter last year, said he would be taking up her chief commercial officer responsibilities. No replacement is being sought.

“[I] will be working closely with Sallie, and the other regional commercial leads, to drive growth and realize our brand’s true potential,” Wauters said. “The newly created role of customer engagement director will also be vital to fulfill our ambition and I am very pleased to have Tracy on board.”

Although it appears Svarre is headed to a new role, specifics were not immediately available and Hunter declined to further comment.

Design director Niall Sloan will also be leaving the brand on June 16 after more than four years with Hunter.

Creative director Alasdhair Willis said Hunter is “very sorry” to see Sloan leave and that he’s “delivered great collections and helped create a strong cross-category design identity.” Sloan is also headed to another role, which Hunter declined to specify.

A successor will be appointed “in due course,” Willis added.

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