Global luxury brand Escada has appointed Niall Sloan as its new global design director, joining the label from Hunter, where he has held the position of global design director for the last four years, overseeing design in all product categories for women’s, men’s and kid’s.
Prior to this, Sloan worked closely with Christopher Bailey for ten years at Burberry, playing a key role in transforming the heritage brand and working across hard accessories, eyewear, watches and jewellery. His last position at Burberry was as head of the women’s Prorsum team for three years, including all shows, pre-collections and VIP dressing.
“Niall is a great creative talent who has the ideal experience, energy and vision to reinterpret the legacy of the brand in a relevant and contemporary way. His ten years in luxury at Burberry combined with his recent experience at a more contemporary and casual brand such as Hunter is a perfect fit for how we want to develop Escada. His unique experience across multiple areas including apparel, accessories, footwear and VIP dressing is also very relevant for us. We’re excited to have him on our team,” says Iris Epple-Righi, CEO of Escada.
Sloan will take up his position 1 August and start work on a/w 18, with his first full collection being Resort 2019.