In what appears to be a growing trend in the fashion industry, Style.com welcomed former Apple executive Pascal Cagni to its board of directors, as well as Vogue Editor-in-Chief and Condé Nast Artistic Director Anna Wintour. While Wintour's appointment might come as no surprise, the same cannot be said of Cagni's.
Cagni served as Apple's general manager and vice president of Europe, Africa and the Middle East from 2000 to 2012, and is currently the partner and founder of C4 Ventures, an investment firm that has backed, most notably, Nest, as well as e-commerce ventures Shopcade and Knyttan. In a press release, Cagni stated that he's "witnessed how curated luxury, fashion, e-commerce and technology come together" and that he's excited to be "at the forefront of this disruptive trend."
Style.com is expected to relaunch in the UK in early 2016 as an e-commerce site. The company says it has already signed on more than 200 retail partners.
Wintour and Cagni will be joining Condé Nast U.S. CEO Chuck Townsend, Condé Nast U.S. President Bob Sauerberg, Condé Nast International Chairman and Chief Executive Jonathan Newhouse, Condé Nast International President Nicholas Coleridge and Style.com President Franck Zayan on the board.