Liz Claiborne names new creative director
Ms Lloyd, who was previously EVP, Design and Product Development at Banana Republic, will oversee all creative aspects of the Kate Spade and Jack Spade Brands, including product design, merchandising, creative services and public relations. Ms Lloyd will report directly to William McComb, chief executive officer of Liz Claiborne. Mr McComb said: "Kate Spade is an important brand with considerable growth potential. It is at a unique stage in its development and requires significant focus and supervision to take it to the next level. With her vast industry experience, unquestionable design talent and ability to drive, articulate and execute a cohesive vision, Deborah Lloyd is one of few people who can take us there. We are thrilled to have her as part of our team." Ms Lloyd said: "This opportunity came at a time when only something as creative and entrepreneurial as this could have pulled me away from my present role."