Altuzarra has tapped Shira Sue Carmi as chief executive officer. Her appointment is effective at the beginning of next month.
She succeeds Karis Durmer, who is exiting her role to join Scotch & Soda as ceo of the Americas.
Most recently, Carmi was president of Mansur Gavriel. Earlier, she founded Launch Collective, a full-service management firm, established in 2005. She has also held roles in marketing, communications and brand management at Banana Republic and Avon.
“Shira has a long and successful track record, and she brings a wealth and breadth of experience and expertise to our brand,” said Joseph Altuzarra, founder and creative director. “I am confident that she is the ideal fit to lead the company. I very much look forward to working with Shira as we enter the new chapter.
“I would like to thank Karis Durmer for her many contributions, leadership and friendship during the last nine years and her invaluable collaboration in the growth of Altuzarra,” he added.
Carmi said, “I look forward to working hand-in-hand with Joseph to further growth the business and take it to the next level.”
Durmer will remain at the brand through early March to ensure a seamless transition.
Kering acquired a minority stake in Altuzarra in 2013, providing resources for infrastructure and expertise in luxury ready-to-wear and accessories development. The luxury brand was founded in 2008 and is available in more than 60 stockists worldwide and online.
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