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Oct 1, 2018
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Maison Kitsuné strengthens its team

Translated by
Isabelle Crossley
Oct 1, 2018

Antoine Ressaussière has returned to the Franco-Japanese brand Maison Kitsuné after working as artistic director and label manager for Universal Music Group for the past four years, having joined Universal Music eight years ago.

Café Kitsuné has a new managing director - Maison Kitsuné

Prior to this, Ressaussière worked as Maison Kitsuné’s marketing director from 2008 to 2010. “At the time the business did not have the scale that it does today,” said Ressaussière. “We were amongst the first to build meaningful collaborations with other brands such as Petit Bateau and Weston.”

Today, after eight years at Universal Music, Ressaussière returns as Maison Kitsuné’s brand manager. Ressaussière’s mission is to maintain consistency across the various branches of the Maison Kitsuné business as well as in the international markets in which the brand is present.

The business, founded and directed by Gildas Loaëc and Masaya Kuroki, is continuing to develop. In order to support its projects, it is bolstering its structure. The brand has just recruited Florent Mortini in its sales department as worldwide sales director. Mortini is a graduate of the IFM and forged his career in Asia with a trilingual background in English, French, and Japanese. Since 2011, Mortini has worked to develop Isabel Marant’s sales in the Asia-Pacific region as well as in the Middle East.

Finally, the business aims to develop its Café Kitsuné chain and has recruited Joan Larroumec as a general manager for the section of the business which is expected to expand both in Paris and internationally. Larroumec has worked for HEC and was the CEO of Officine Universelle Buly from January 2016 to June 2018. Larroumec has also founded consultancy firms for design and image creation for luxury brands.

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