Tom Mora Named Cole Haan Creative Director Of Women’s And Licensed Goods

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Above Image: Tom Mora at J.Crew’s fall 2012 presentation during New York Fashion Week.

The musical chairs at fashion houses still continues. In the latest rounds, Cole Haan has announced the appointment of Tom Mora as its creative director for women’s and licensed products, a new position for the company.

Mora’s new role is effective immediately. It is understood he will work to up Cole Haan’s women’s fashion quotient.

“We are delighted Tom Mora has joined Cole Haan in this new leadership role. His unique understanding of how iconic American brands integrate with the world of fashion in a genuine way will bring a level of seasoned expertise that will help continue the spectacular growth of Cole Haan in the marketplace,” said Jack Boys, chief executive officer of Cole Haan.

Mora described Cole Haan in a statement as “one of the strongest American brands in the marketplace that is bridging technology and innovation with classic style. It is an exciting opportunity to be able to bring my women’s fashion design experience to the Cole Haan product line while expanding the core of their DNA.”

Mora is J.Crew’s former senior vice president for women’s design. He worked there for 14 years. Prior to J. Crew, Mora worked with Coach Inc. and Ralph Lauren Corp. in various design roles. He is a graduate of the Parsons School of Design.

Cole Haan was acquired by Apax Partners in 2012 from Nike Inc. in a $570 million deal.

Photos Credit: Dario Cantatore/Getty Images

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