Ahead of sportswear brand Hanley Mellon's launch this fall, founder Matthew Mellon and Nicole Hanley Mellon has tapped Frederick Anderson as the company's president.
Anderson, who will oversee the brand's business operations and strategy, comes from luxury label Douglas Hannant, where he served as CEO for 17 years. He will maintain his role as co-owner of Douglas Hannant and continue to be involved with the fashion house's business strategy and management, while taking on his new title at Hanley Mellon.
"It's not often that you get to work with people who so clearly understand how to develop a brand, and I am honored that Nicole and Matthew have entrusted me to lead their newest endeavor," Anderson says in a statement. Adds Nicole Hanley, "Frederick's extraordinary talents, vision, and experience in both retail and design are everything we could ask for in a collaborator as we take this next important step."
Nicole Hanley previously worked as a stylist at Ralph Lauren before launching her own brand, Hanley, while Matthew was the creative director for Jimmy Choo's men's line (with ex-wife Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon) before starting men's shoe brand Harrys of London.
Check out Hanley Mellon when it launches in September with a spring 2015 women's sportswear collection, priced between $150 to $1,000.