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Power Moves | Shang Xia Names Creative Director, Matches Fashion’s New CEO

Paolo De Cesare, previously CEO of Printemps, will helm Matches, and Yang Li will join the Hermès and Jiang Oiong Er-founded brand.
Shang Xia hires designer Yang Li. Shang Xia.
Shang Xia hires designer Yang Li. Shang Xia.

Matches Fashion names Paolo De Cesare its new CEO. Until March 2020, De Cesare was the chief executive of the Parisian department store Printemps. The Matches announcement follows an ongoing executive reshuffling at the company. Earlier this year, former chief executive Ajay Kavan left his position after one year in the job and the CEO role had been vacant since.

Shang Xia hires designer Yang Li. The Beijing-born Central Saint Martins alum has joined the Chinese luxury brand, which was established by Hermès and designer Jiang Qiong Er a decade ago, as its fashion creative director. Li will present his first collection for Shang Xia on Oct. 4 at Paris Fashion Week in the brand’s first-ever fashion show.

Hamish Bowles named editor-in-chief of World of Interiors. The American Vogue editor will move to London to lead the British Condé Nast magazine. Bowles said in an Instagram post announcing the news that he will retain his title as global editor-at-large at Vogue, where he has worked since 1992.

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