Global Brands Group

Ronald Ventricelli

Human Resources

Global Brands Group Taps Ronald Ventricelli

He has been named global chief operating officer and president of North America. Mark Caldwell was named the group’s chief financial officer.

clock December 18, 2018Lisa Lockwood


Global Brands Group Sells Unprofitable China Kids Business

The restructuring continues under new management, while facing down U.S.-China trade tensions.

clock November 28, 2018Bennett Marcus

Rick Darling


Rick Darling Succeeds Bruce Rockowitz as CEO of Global Brands Group

The move comes on the heels of Global Brands Group selling select North American assets to Differential Brands Group.

clock October 29, 2018Lisa Lockwood

Jason Rabin

Mergers and Acquisitions

Differential Brands to Be Renamed Centric, Jason Rabin to Become CEO

The new $2.3 billion company will be traded on the Nasdaq exchange.

clock October 29, 2018Jean E. Palmieri

Bill Sweedler photographed by Weston Wells for WWD

Mergers and Acquisitions

Differential, GBG Deal Speaks to Attraction of Brand Licensing Model

Differential is spending $1.38 billion to acquire a portion of GBG’s North American licensing business.

clock June 28, 2018Jean E. Palmieri

Michael Kors RTW Fall 2018


EXCLUSIVE: Differential to Buy GBG’s North American Business

The $1.4 billion deal is expected to close in the third quarter.

clock June 27, 2018Jean E. Palmieri and Tiffany Ap


Fashion Scoops

Spyder Plans Extension in Europe

The company is developing a lifestyle collection.

clock June 19, 2018Luisa Zargani

Bruce Rockowitz


Global Brands Warns of Loss

The company said $100 million in charges would pull it into the red for the year.

clock May 11, 2018Evan Clark

Irina Shayk has become the face of Ellen Tracy.


Irina Shayk Links With Ellen Tracy for Capsule, to Be Face of Brand

The 25-piece collection is inspired by the Eighties working woman.

clock March 12, 2018Lisa Lockwood

Jeffrey Tweedy

Mens Sportswear

Jeffrey Tweedy’s Labor of Love

The Sean John president has helped the entrepreneur build a $525 million business over the past two decades.

clock February 8, 2018Jean E. Palmieri

Kendra Bracken-Ferguson


Kendra Bracken-Ferguson Named Chief Digital Officer of CAA-GBG Global Brand Management Group

Bracken-Ferguson, founder of The BrainTrust, and her BrainTrust team have agreed to join CAA-GBG to enhance its digital and social media presence.

clock January 10, 2018Lisa Lockwood

The BCBGMAXAZRIA SS 2018 presentation at NYFW.


Global Brands Group 1H Profit Boosted By Frye Sale

The company’s acquisition of BCBG Max Azria Group’s operations is expected to drive second-half top-line growth.

clock November 15, 2017Tiffany Ap

BCBG Max Azria.


Global Brands Group to Pay $27.4 Million for BCBG’s Operations

The group will fork over an additional $4.2 million to acquire the business.

clock August 1, 2017Tiffany Ap

Jamie Mizrahi


Juicy Couture Appoints Celebrity Stylist Jamie Mizrahi as Creative Director

Los Angeles-based Mizrahi counts Katy Perry, Nicole Richie and Riley Keough as clients. Her first Juicy collection hits stores in spring 2018.

clock August 1, 2017Marcy Medina



Azrias Launch Fight Against BCBG’s Bankruptcy Plan

Max and Lubov Azria aren’t happy with what they may be getting out of the plan.

clock July 19, 2017Kali Hays

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