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G-III Apparel hires Barbara Kennedy as president, design
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Jan '17
G-III Apparel Group, Ltd., G-III, a leading apparel firm under licensed brands, owned brands, and private label brands, has hired Barbara Kennedy as president-wholesale-design, merchandising and sales of Donna Karan. G-III operates retail stores under the Donna Karan, Wilsons Leather, Bass, G.H. Bass & Co., Vilebrequin, and Calvin Klein Performance names.

Kennedy most recently served as president of dresses at Ralph Lauren Corporation where she spearheaded the successful launch and development of the Lauren by Ralph Lauren, Chaps and American Living brands. Prior to Ralph Lauren, Kennedy served as president of dresses at Jones Apparel Group, where she led a well-known portfolio of dress brands, including Jones New York, Anne Klein, Nine West, Evan Picone, and Joneswear.

Morris Goldfarb, chairman and chief executive officer of G-III Apparel Group said, “Barbara is one of the top women’s apparel executives in our industry and we are thrilled to have her join us to lead the development of the Donna Karan and DKNY wholesale businesses. Barbara’s strong merchandising skills, as well as her wealth of experience in the department store channel, will be an important asset to the Donna Karan and DKNY growth plans we have developed.”

Kennedy said, “I have always admired the Donna Karan and DKNY brands and see enormous opportunity ahead. I look forward to working with the G-III and Donna Karan teams to develop the full potential of the Donna Karan and DKNY businesses.” (GK)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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