Marcel Ostwald Joins Michael Kors
BY KENNETH RICHARD
Michael Kors menswear is looking to make its mark with the appointment of Marcel Ostwald as the house’s new SVP of Men’s Design. His appointment, effective in August, fills a key role in the global brand’s growing menswear business. Ostwald will work closely with Michael Kors and Mark Brashear, President of Menswear, in developing the creative brand strategy and product vision for the men’s division.
Ostwald joins the house from Hugo Boss, where he spent eleven years, most recently as Senior Head of Creative Management and Concept Design for BOSS Sportswear. At Boss, Ostwald’s range of roles included responsibilities for tailored clothing, shoes, leather and accessories, as well as sportswear. Prior to Hugo Boss he was a menswear designer for JOOP!
“I look forward to working with Marcel. His talent, experience and understanding of brand-building make him the perfect addition to help our continued expansion of the Michael Kors men’s business.” – Michael Kors
“We’ve stated our intention to build a substantial, global men’s business at Michael Kors, and exceptional design is critical to achieving that goal.” says John D. Idol, Chairman and CEO of the company.
“I am excited to be joining Michael Kors at this special moment in the development of its menswear business,” says Ostwald. “It’s a tremendous brand with a unique sensibility.”