British luxury brand Joseph has appointed a new creative director and a new CEO; Susana Clayton joins the business on 1 October and Barbara Campos joins on 5 November.
As creative director, Clayton will be based in the brand’s Paris Atelier and will be responsible for the men’s and women’s collection with her debut planned for AW19.
She brings with her 20 years of experience at some of the most prestigious Parisian houses including Givenchy and Chloe, and she has also held design director roles at Gap and Rag & Bone.
Campos joins the business from Italian house Marni, where she was global wholesale director. Prior to that she was executive vice president international at Diane von Furstenberg and managing director of Furla France and Germany. She replaces Hirosuke Takagi, who will move to the newly created role of chairman.
“We are delighted to welcome Susana and Barbara to Joseph. Each brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the brand and I am certain they will build on Joseph’s success to date. I look forward to working with them as we enter this new chapter,” Takagi said.
Clayton replaces British designer Louise Trotter, whose departure was revealed in July, and said she was “excited and honored” to join Joseph. “I look forward to embracing the brand’s origins and to realign it with [founder] Joseph Ettedgui’s vision, creating a balance between fashion and a timeless wardrobe of luxury essentials,” she said.
Campos added: “I am delighted to be taking on the role of chief executive officer at Joseph. I have always been a huge fan of the brand, so I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to lead Joseph through the next phase of its growth. Susana is a hugely talented creative director with a clear vision for the Joseph brand. She has an impressive background in luxury fashion teamed with an excellent commercial understanding of the business. I look forward to working with Susana and developing this fantastic brand together.”