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Kering names Alexandre Brettes as CEO of Christopher Kane
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Jul '13
Christopher Kane and Kering announce the appointment of Alexandre de Brettes as Chief Executive Officer of the brand Christopher Kane, effective 1st September, 2013. De Brettes’ appointment is the first major hire since Kering acquired the Christopher Kane company in January 2013 and forms part of the company’s global development strategy.

Previously Director of Financial Communications and Market Intelligence at Kering, Alexandre de Brettes joined the Group in 2002 as Deputy Director of Financial Communications.

Christopher Kane, Creative Director, and Tammy Kane, Deputy Creative Director of the brand, commented: "We are delighted that Alexandre is joining our company. His experience at Kering is invaluable to us and his understanding and appreciation of our creative culture was what drew us to him.

"Alexandre’s appointment puts the running of our business in very good hands and gives us a strong ally in the building of our company. Together, we will focus on organic global growth and protecting and nurturing the creative DNA of our business."

Alexis Babeau, Managing Director of Kering Luxury Division, said: "Alexandre’s skills and the experience he acquired within the Group will enable him to help the Christopher Kane house accelerate its expansion”.

Alexandre de Brettes, CEO of Christopher Kane (as of 1st September 2013), stated: “I am thrilled to join Christopher Kane. With Christopher, Tammy and the whole team, my role will be to bolster the growth of this extraordinary fashion house around the world, protecting its creative heart and capitalizing on its unique identity.”

About Christopher Kane

Scottish born Christopher Kane’s designs creatively fuse fabric, colour and print. The Christopher Kane label is a key contributor to the seasonal trends, demonstrating a contemporary, progressive vision.

About Kering

A world leader in apparel and accessories, Kering develops an ensemble of powerful Luxury and Sport & Lifestyle brands. Present in more than 120 countries, the Group generated revenues of €9.7 billion in 2012 and had 33,000 employees at year end.

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