Michael Kors Holdings Limited announced that Marcel Ostwald has been named to the newly created role of senior vice president of menswear, effective August 1, 2015.

Ostwald will work on the brand’s growing menswear business with Michael Kors and Mark Brasher, president of menswear. He will develop the creative brand strategy and product vision for the men’s division.

“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.” said John D. Idol, chairman and CEO of the company. “We look forward to Marcel’s leadership in creating both exceptional product and a strong men’s fashion identity that captures the essence of the Michael Kors brand DNA.”

Ostwald spent the last 11 years at Hugo Boss, where his most recent title was Senior Head of Creative Management and Concept Design for Boss Sportswear. Before working at Hugo Boss, he was a menswear designer for JOOP!

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