The British department store company has incorporated Lydia King, with twelve years of experience in Selfridges, as the new fashion director.
Harrods signs a new fashion director. The British department store company has chosen an executive of Selfridges as the person who will occupy the position from September. King's career is mainly based on Selfridges, where she has been in charge of fashion management and the women's purchasing department for twelve years.
In Harrods, Lydia King will supervise women's and children's fashion teams, while tracing the strategy of those sections in the physical store and in the online store, according to Drapers.
With the changes proposed by the management of Harrods, the female fashion chief, Maria Milano, and the head of children's fashion, Elizabeth Cliff, will report directly to King.
Lydia King will supervise the women's and children's fashion sections of British department stores
However, Simon Longland, in charge of the men's and sportswear, will continue reporting to the executive director Michael Ward, while the company continues in its investment strategy in men's clothing.
Harrods grew by 9% in 2017 compared to the previous year, invoicing 2,100 million pounds (2,300 million euros) at the end of the year. For its part, the company obtained an operating profit before taxes of 215 million pounds (241.3 million euros), 9% more than last year.