The move is set to save the British retailer £210 million.
From charges of cultural appropriation to outright racism, the last year has made clear just how far fashion still has to go to become more inclusive. Now, a perfect storm of identity politics, consumer activism and social media may bring about lasting change.
This week, Zara veteran Carlos Crespo is appointed CEO, while M&S taps Topshop fashion director.
Jill McDonald, clothing, home & beauty managing director, is leaving the business after less than two years in the job, with group chief executive Steve Rowe taking over leadership of the division.
This week, Pringle of Scotland announces Giuseppe Marretta as Massimo Nicosia’s successor, while JC Penney taps a veteran from Guess to lead its women’s apparel unit.