Nelson Mui has a new gig — and it’s in Hong Kong.
The former vice president and men’s fashion director of Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor has joined DFS as vice president of global fashion merchandising and trends.
Mui, who left Hudson’s Bay in March as part of a series of cuts at the Toronto-based retailer, started his new job today at DFS’ global headquarters in Hong Kong.
Mui will be responsible for the development of the product vision and trend outlook for DFS’s fashion category. His key responsibilities will include selecting brands, product development, engaging the fashion merchandising team in pre-market strategy and providing creative product direction in the market.
He will have direct management of the men’s and women’s ready-to-wear and footwear for the company.
Before joining Hudson’s Bay in July of 2013, Mui had been vice president of marketing and communications for David Chu Design and Tumi. He has an MA in fashion from the Central Saint Martins School of Art & Design in London.
LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton acquired a majority stake in DFS in 1997. Established in Hong Kong in 1960, the DFS group carries 700 brands through 420 boutiques on three continents. There are 17 duty-free stores in major airports and 18 downtown T Galleria locations, a division that operates upscale units in downtown locations.
The division currently operates more than 400 stores in 13 countries across four continents. It also encompasses the upscale T Galleria by DFS division, which operates units in select downtown locations. It opened its first location in Europe — T Galleria Fondaco dei Tedeschi — in Venice last September. A second is planned for the Samaritaine complex in Paris.