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 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.