MILAN — Valextra has a brand new chief government officer efficient, Xavier Rougeaux, who’s rejoining the Italian leather-based items model instantly. Rougeaux was its advertising and business director from 2015 to 2016.
He succeeds Sara Ferrero, who helmed Valextra for six years. Her achievements in rising the corporate and strengthening the model globally had been acknowledged by the board. Ferrero was beforehand CEO at Joseph and previous to that, held the identical position at Furla.
Also, Ralph Toledano is becoming a member of Valextra’s board of administrators. Toledano has headed manufacturers together with Karl Lagerfeld, Guy Laroche, Chloé and Puig’s style unit. He is the chairman of Victoria Beckham and the president of the Fédération Française de la Haute Couture et de la Mode. Toledano can be a associate in Neo Investment Partners, which purchased a majority stake in Valextra in 2013. The London-based funding agency has stakes in style and way of life manufacturers together with Victoria Beckham Ltd., Miller Harris and Alain Mikli.
Rougeaux was most just lately the CEO of Smythson in London, which he joined in 2018. He beforehand held senior positions at luxurious manufacturers together with Loro Piana and Sergio Rossi.
In a telephone interview, Rougeaux known as Valextra “the quintessence of luxury and creativity, representing Italian excellence in craftsmanship and design, while being very contemporary. This is a beautiful professional opportunity to write the new chapter of Valextra with Neo and on a personal side, in this difficult moment impacted by the pandemic, I will be able to be closer to my family.”
Valextra is understood for its refined and hand-crafted luggage and leather-based items marked by a signature lacquered piping.
While it has through the years collaborated with a number of artists and designers, Valextra final yr introduced the collective challenge Extra Milano launched in February, an initiative with 5 different style manufacturers from town.
Valextra introduced plenty of its storied purses revisited by Sunnei, Plan C by Carolina Castiglioni, Arthur Arbesser, La DoubleJ by J.J. Martin and Massimo Alba. The genderless assortment was distributed all year long, with month-to-month drops that began in May with Martin’s tackle Valextra.