Michael Kors appoints Roberto Cavalli’s Daisuke Yamazaki as president of Japan ops

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Michael Kors has appointed Daisuke Yamazaki president of Japan, effective immediately, following the retirement of Toshi Tashiro.

Yamazaki will report to Asia president Stephane Lafay. Tashiro, meanwhile, will stay on through the end of 2015 “to ensure a smooth transition of responsibilities”, the company said.

Yamazaki most recently served as CEO of Roberto Cavalli Japan. Previously, he was also CEO of the Alexander McQueen Division for Gucci Japan. Prior to that, he spent 15 years at Giorgio Armani Japan, where he held a variety of positions, including heading sales and merchandising for both the women’s and men’s lines.

“With deep knowledge of the Japanese fashion market and expertise in managing international fashion brands he will be a tremendous resource as we build upon the success we have achieved in growing the Michael Kors brand in this region,” said CEO John Idol.

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