Kevin Carrigan has resigned from Ralph Lauren Corp., where he was senior vice president, creative director of the women’s Lauren and Chaps brands.
Prior to joining Lauren the designer was global creative director of Calvin Klein Inc. for 18 years, responsible for CK Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Jeans and Calvin Klein White Label, which represented the lion’s share of the brand’s $8 billion business. He resigned his post two days after Raf Simons was appointed CKI’s chief creative officer in August 2016, while remaining three more months to complete the collections for 2017.
The development is sure to fuel speculation that Carrigan could help fill the void at Calvin Klein, now that Simons and his creative team have exited. However, it is understood that discussions between CKI and Carrigan haven’t taken place.
Carrigan is said to have left CKI on very good terms and is friendly with Emanuel Chirico, chairman and chief executive officer of PVH Corp., parent company of CKI.
“Working at Ralph Lauren has been an exceptional experience. I am grateful to have worked with an incredibly talented team including Ralph himself, who is a gentleman and a genius,” said Carrigan. He declined to say what his next move might be, other
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