Kering has revealed a surprise appointment at the head of Italian label Bottega Veneta. Bartolomeo Rongone, previously chief operating officer at Yves Saint Laurent, will replace Claus-Dietrich Lahrs on 1 September.
The French luxury group has announced that the CEO of Balenciaga is joining its executive committee. Charbit took over the label's leadership in November 2016, and will start in the new role from July 1.
In the midst of the Kering-owned brand's relaunch, FashionNetwork.com has learned that Bottega Veneta has named a new CEO for its EMEA zone: Hugo Boss alum Massimiliano Brunazzo, who joins the Italian brand from Adidas.
The Hugo Boss supervisory board decided at a meeting on Wednesday to extend the contract of CEO Mark Langer for a further three years. He will continue to serve as CEO of the German brand until December 2021.
The German fashion house expects sales growth to accelerate in 2018 thanks to a shift to add more sportswear and casual styles but is more cautious on profit as it keeps up investment in revamping stores and its website.