Calvin Klein To Close It’s Milan Office
ITALY — The bad news at Calvin Klein seems to continues! It is now being reported that the company’s Milan office might close. Up to 50 people could be effected by this change, although some of those employees might be relocated to the parent company PVH Corp’s Amsterdam office.
“We can confirm that there is a collective dismissal procedure in place for some departments of the Calvin Klein Milan office,” a spokesperson told WWD. “The company is working to try to minimize the social impact of this procedure. We know it is a difficult time but we trust in the cooperation of all of those involved to find appropriate solutions for the impacted associates.”
Last year (December 2018), DM Fashion Book announced that Raf Simons left his post as chief creative officer (see it here), the first of many changes at the company. Chief executive officer Steve Shiffman said in a separate statement that the brand will close its 654 Madison Avenue flagship store, which Simons renovated in 2017, relaunch its ready-to-wear line and consolidate some teams in North America.
Additionally the brand will not be showing at New York Fashion Week this season. Simons left before a collection was completed, and a successor has yet to be named, but the company is looking to hire a creative lead following Simons departure (see it here).
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