GUESS Appoints Chief Design Officer
LOS ANGELES, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GUESS?, Inc. (NYSE: GES) announced today the appointment of Sharleen Ernster Lazear as Chief Design Officer, overseeing all product categories for the GUESS brands, and reporting to Paul Marciano, CEO of GUESS?, Inc.
"We are very happy to welcome Sharleen to guide a strong vision for GUESS brands and I will work side by side with her," said Paul Marciano. "She understands the GUESS aesthetic and the importance of creativity and innovation at GUESS as well as how important our denim heritage is to us for the last 30 years. She brings a new level of leadership in design, beginning with concept all the way through to market. She has a successful track record of designing brand-right product that captures the emotions of the consumer."
In this role, Sharleen will be responsible for the design and development of all product categories within the GUESS and Marciano brands, including apparel and licensed accessories. Previously, Sharleen spent 13 years at Victoria's Secret in senior merchandising and design roles. Most recently she was the Executive Vice President of Design at Victoria's Secret.
"Growing up in rural South Texas, GUESS was the first and the only brand to introduce me and the American public, to sexy, confident apparel designed with European taste and quality," said Sharleen Ernster Lazear. "Its imagery and product offer shaped not only my personal style and aesthetic, but also, that of the globe's. It is a great honor to work with Paul and Maurice and the GUESS team, combining my diverse product experience with GUESS' rich heritage."
ABOUT GUESS? INC.
Established in 1981, GUESS began as a denim company and has since successfully grown into a global lifestyle brand. Today, GUESS designs, markets and distributes full collections of women's, men's and children's apparel as well as accessories. Throughout the years, the GUESS image has been portrayed in unforgettable, innovative campaigns that have made the brand a household name. GUESS is distributed throughout the world in fine department and specialty stores, its retail and factory stores, and on its online store www.GUESS.com. GUESS has licensees and distributors in South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Middle East. In addition to shopping online, you can find more information on GUESS at www.GUESS.com.
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