From store manager up to Chief Executive Officer. Such is the rising career of Hannah Colman, who has been employed at Jimmy Choo for 24 years. After working as ad interim Chief Executive Officer of the brand, now Capri Holdings, which is the owner of the luxury footwear brand, has appointed her as permanent CEO.
Together with creative director Sandra Choi, Colman will have to focus her efforts on revitalizing the brand, whose performance in the first quarter of the year was not rewarding: in fact, sales reached one third compared to revenues in 2019 same period.
A rising career
Jimmy Choo hired Colman 24 years ago: they appointed her as a store manager in the brand’s boutique located in Motcomb Street, London. Then, over the years, she took on various roles: most recently she has been working as president of the EMEA area and has overseen the company’s global e-commerce platform. Ultimately, she was appointed as Chief Executive Officer ad interim last June, after Pierre Denis leaving.
“I have been part of Jimmy Choo team since 1996: I am therefore very happy I am now leading such an iconic British luxury fashion house”, commented Hannah Colman. “Liaising and working together with Sandra, in the last few years, while taking office as Chief Executive Officer ad interim, was a great experience to me. I undertake to write the next chapter for this fantastic luxury fashion house: I could not be more enthusiastic about such a valuable opportunity”, emphasized Hannah Colman.
A co-lab with Timberland
In the meantime, simultaneously with Colman promotion, Jimmy Choo is starting a partnership with Timberland: the aim is to put together the brand’s glamour and outdoor usefulness. Jimmy Choo for Timberland presents the original maize-coloured boot, made by the latter, adorned with crystals by Swarovski, glitters and other embellishments. Three different models are available (you can see one of them in the picture left, taken from footwearnews.com) for men and women, besides an exclusive women’s style one with a glittered, golden toe.