Jones Group appoints George SharpWednesday, 27 June 2012
The Jones Group has appointed George Sharp to the newly created position of Executive
Vice President of Design, in a significant move to boost the company’s design ranks.
Sharp joins the apparel firm from St. John where he was the Creative Director and Executive Vice President of Design, overseeing every aspect of the brand's creative direction worldwide. Prior to St. John, Sharp was Vice President of Design for Ellen Tracy.
In his new role, Sharp will report to Stefani Greenfield, Chief Creative Officer, and will work across all brands.
"George is an exceptional talent who brings tremendous experience and knowledge to The Jones Group," said Stefani Greenfield, Chief Creative Officer of The Jones Group. "He will work closely with all of our brands to ensure that great design leads the process by which our brands enter the market."
Commenting on his appointment, Sharp said: "I am thrilled to be joining The Jones Group at this exciting point in time. I especially look forward to working under the dynamic leadership of Richard Dickson and Stefani Greenfield and supporting the Company's vision of transformation for the company."
Sharp is the latest addition to The Jones Group, earlier this year the apparel firm established the Fashion Office with the appointments of Wendy Hirschberg Clurman as Vice President & Fashion Director of Jones New York, Danielle de Marne as Vice President & Fashion Director of Designer & Contemporary Brands and Amanda Ross as Consulting Fashion Director of Anne Klein.