Steven Speaks for Oscar de la Renta
Oscar de la Renta has hired Steven Speaks as the chief financial officer and executive vice president of operations. Speaks will start his new role on June 1, and will report to chief executive officer Alex Bolen. The last job Speaks had was the CFO and chief operating officer at Jimmy Choo USA and as regional head of global business services within Labelux Group.
Dior Opens in Florence
Where has the Christian Dior name traveled to now? Florence! The new boutique covers 2,700 square feel and is decked out in Dior’s signature gray color palette. The two-story venue was designed by Peter Marino and will carry women’s RTW, bags, shoes and accessories. A new Dior store in Vienna will open the first week of June and before the end of the year, in New York’s SoHo neighborhood.
Ralph Lauren Takes Over Abbey Road
Where did Ralph Lauren pick to show looks from the spring 2014 collection in England? Abbey Road, of course. On Wednesday night Lauren took over Abbey Road in London to showcase his latest collection. The show took place in studio two where legends such as The Beatles, Pink Floyd and others have recorded their albums. The reason behind the Abbey Road location was because of the designers inspiration for the collection, “To the bold spirit and playfulness of swinging London in the late Sixties.”
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