Call it life imitating art: This year, some of fashion’s biggest names switched up their résumés almost as often as they changed their style.
The shakeup at Versace, the changing of the guard at Stuart Weitzman and Phil Knight’s end-of-an-era retirement are just a few of the headline-making power plays of 2016.
Here’s a recap of the biggest industry moves of the past year.
★ Peter Copping exits Oscar de la Renta
★ Stuart Weitzman hands over design reins to Giovanni Morelli; Wendy Kahn becomes CEO & brand president of Stuart Weitzman
★ Marco Gobbetti named CEO of Burberry Group; Christopher Bailey becomes president
★ Maria Grazia Chiuri’s leaves Valentino and heads to Christian Dior; Pierpaolo Piccioli becomes Valentino’s creative director
★ Tim Belk steps down as Belk CEO
★ Buscemi taps Rebecca Damavandi as CEO
★ Design director Angelo Ruggeri exits Sergio Rossi
★ Shakeup at Versace: Jonathan Akeroyd named CEO, Gian Giacomo Ferraris out
★ Tod’s creative director Alessandra Facchinetti exits
★ Furla CEO Eraldo Poletto steps down and heads to Ferragamo; Michele Norsa ends 10-year role as Ferragamo’s chief
★ Massimiliano Giornetti leaves Salvatore Ferragamo
★ Emmanuel Gintzburger named CEO of Alexander McQueen
★ Anthony Vaccarello departs Versus Versace and takes creative talents to Saint Laurent, succeeding Hedi Slimane
★ Converse head Jim Calhoun exits in Nike reshuffle
★ Justin O’Shea named creative director of Brioni, leaves within months
★ VF Corp. names Steve Rendle CEO
★ Joel Oblonsky leaves Ralph Lauren after 10 years
★ Jonathan Saunders named DVF chief creative officer
★ Iconix names John Haugh CEO
★ Gary Champion rejoins Clarks Americas as president