Simon James Spurr Named Global Creative Director of 7 for All Mankind®
TEL AVIV, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 8, 2019--7 For All Mankind®, a division of Delta Galil Industries, Ltd. (DELT/Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, DELTY.PK/OTCQX), today announced that it has named British fashion designer Simon James Spurr as Global Creative Director, effective immediately. Mr. Spurr is a highly accomplished designer who brings critical acclaim from his namesake brand SIMON SPURR, along with more than 20 years of expertise from leading brands including Yves Saint Laurent, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, and Tommy Hilfiger. His first collection for 7 For All Mankind will launch in Spring 2020 as the brand celebrates its 20 th Anniversary.
In his new role, Mr. Spurr will lead the global teams with a new vision for product that bridges 7 For All Mankind’s heritage as a premium denim brand with a new, modern approach across classifications. He will be located in Los Angeles where his team of direct reports has been strategically assembled with design talent that reflects the brand’s new product strategy. Reporting directly to Mr. Spurr will be 7 For All Mankind® Women’s Design Director, Larissa Noble and Men’s Design Director, Wes Austin. Margaret Maldonado, a co-founder of L’Agence, has joined the company as senior design director of women’s ready-to-wear reporting to Ms. Noble. Alessandra Pesavento, formerly of Diesel, has also joined the international team today as Director of Design and Merchandising. Ms. Pesavento will be based at the 7 For All Mankind international offices in Mendrisio, Switzerland and will be responsible for executing Mr. Spurr’s creative direction with product that is locally relevant to the consumers in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
“We are very excited to welcome such a strong and proven creative talent as Simon. He brings the perfect balance of relevant experience, entrepreneurial spirit, and fashion vision to lead 7 For All Mankind® into its third decade,” said Tim Baxter, Delta Galil Premium Brands Chief Executive Officer. “Importantly, Simon also has a strong, directional perspective on how we can modernize the brand and position it for accelerated growth while sustaining our legacy as a premium denim brand.”
Mr. Spurr joins 7 For All Mankind® from EIDOS, where he served as Creative Director. Over the last two decades, he has built a career in the designer and contemporary markets and has acquired a 360-degree perspective of the design process, from initial concept, to the design and production of full lifestyle collections. Mr. Spurr has been recognized by the industry as an FGI Rising Star Award Winner, and was a multiple CFDA Menswear Award Nominee, a CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Nominee and a GQ Best Menswear Award Nominee, among others.
“I have long-admired 7 For All Mankind as a leader in the premium denim category and iconic brand that is beloved by consumers across generations,” said Mr. Spurr. “I am excited to join the company and lead an incredible team of exceptional designers, as we look to expand the brand with new opportunities.”
About 7 For All Mankind®
7 For All Mankind®, a division of Delta Galil Industries, is the world’s premiere brand of denim innovation and lifestyle products. Founded in 2000, the Los Angeles brand pioneered the premium denim industry and quickly earned critical acclaim due to its innovation in fit, fabric and finish. The 7 For All Mankind® brand offers denim, sportswear and accessories collections for men, women and kids. Products are sold in freestanding 7 For All Mankind® stores, on-line at www.7ForAllMankind.com, and in luxury department and specialty stores in over 80 countries worldwide. Delta Galil Industries is a global manufacturer and marketer of branded and private label apparel products for men, women and children with an emphasis on innovative seamless apparel. For more information, visit www.deltagalil.com. For more information about the 7 For All Mankind® brand, please visit: www.7ForAllMankind.com.
About Delta Galil Industries
Delta Galil Industries is a global manufacturer and marketer of branded and private label apparel products for men, women and children. Since its inception in 1975, the Company has continually strived to create products that follow a body-before-fabric philosophy, placing equal emphasis on comfort, aesthetics and quality. Delta Galil develops innovative seamless apparel including bras, shapewear and socks; intimate apparel for women; extensive lines of underwear for men; babywear, activewear, sleepwear, and leisurewear. Delta Galil also designs, develops, markets and sells branded denim apparel under the brand 7 For All Mankind ®, and ladies apparel under the brand Splendid ®. For more information, visit www.deltagalil.com.
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INDUSTRY KEYWORD: WOMEN DEPARTMENT STORES LUXURY ONLINE RETAIL TEENS RETAIL FASHION SPECIALTY OTHER RETAIL CONSUMER MEN
SOURCE: Delta Galil Industries, Ltd.
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