The fashion industry has experienced major changes at the top in September, as Net-a-Porter founder Natalie Massenet left the company she created after 15 years, while ASOS founder Nick Robertson also departed his online fashion firm after the same period of time.Ralph Lauren has now sort of followed suit by relinquishing the title of CEO to make way for Stefan Larsson, who is billed as ?one of the most successful executives in the fashion industry?. Larsson will seize power from November and join the board in the process, although he will still report in to Lauren who will remain at the helm of the company’s vision as executive chairman and chief creative officer. His arrival follows a revenue decline of five per cent in the firm’s fiscal Q1. ?My job is to think always about the future of our company and how to move it forward. Stefan Larsson is exceptionally talented, and he will bring our company a fresh and exciting global perspective,? said Lauren. ?Stefan and I have a strong personal bond and share a vision for the future of Ralph Lauren. I appreciate Stefan?s unique sensibility, his honesty and his authenticity. We have had tremendous success expanding the Ralph Lauren brands around the world and creating a great management team.?
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