Calvin Klein Inc. announced the appointment of Jessica Lomax as EVP, global head of design, effective December 9. She joins the company from Nike, where she currently serves as senior creative director, women’s sportswear apparel.
At Nike, she has led collaborations including Nike x Sacai, as well as sustainability projects for the brand. Prior to Nike, Lomax worked with Hussein Chalayan for Puma and consulted for a number of sports and fashion brands.
Lomax will lead Calvin Klein’s global design strategy and provide creative direction across all areas of the business, including licensees. She will be responsible for defining and strengthening all product categories for the lifestyle brand, with a focus on essential hero products in addition to driving collaborations and sustainable innovation.
“Jessica excels in creating clear product visions that are rooted in our unique brand DNA and connected to what our consumer aspires to today,” said Cheryl Abel-Hodges, chief executive officer, Calvin Klein, Inc. “Under her creative design leadership and through her collaborative and innovative approach, I am extremely confident that our product direction will continue to become more consumer-centric, sustainable, and inclusive.”
Lomax’s appointment follows two recent hires to the Calvin Klein global leadership team: Jacob Jordan, global chief merchant and product strategist, and Linh Peters, global chief marketing officer. Jordan’s previous experience is across fashion and tech, having held positions most recently at Apple and Louis Vuitton. Peters joined in November from Starbucks.
Abel-Hodges added, “The appointments of these highly accomplished global leaders reinforces our continued effort to reconnect the iconic Calvin Klein brand DNA with today’s culture and consumer, driving brand relevance, consumer engagement and sustainable profitable growth for the future.”
Calvin Klein is owned by PVH Corp.
Photo courtesy Jessica Lomax