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by Stephen Garner
Joseph Susana Clayton Creative Director_Official Portrait B + W
Susana Clayton

Contemporary luxury men’s and women’s designer brand Joseph has announced the appointment of Susana Clayton as creative director and Barbara Campos as chief executive officer.

Clayton’s career has spanned 20 years, during which she has worked at some of the most prestigious Parisian fashion houses including Givenchy where she was head designer and then design director of womenswear, and at Chloe as senior designer. Clayton also spent time in New York where she took up design director roles with both Gap Inc. and Rag & Bone.

Clayton joins Joseph on October 1, and will be based at the design studio and atelier in Paris. She will be responsible for the house’s womenswear and menswear collections. Clayton’s first collection for Joseph will be the autumn/winter 2019 collection.

“I feel excited and honored to join Joseph as creative director,” said Clayton. “I look forward to embracing the brand’s origins and to realign it with Joseph Ettedgui’s vision, creating a balance between fashion and a timeless wardrobe of luxury essentials.”

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Barbara Campos

Campos joins Joseph from Marni where she was global wholesale director. Prior to this, she was executive vice president international at Diane von Furstenberg and managing director of Furla in France and Germany.

Campos joins Joseph on November 5, and will replace Hirosuke Takagi, who will move into the newly created position of chairman.

“I am delighted to be taking on the role of chief executive officer at Joseph,” said Campos. “I have always been a huge fan of the brand, so I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to lead Joseph through the next phase of its growth.”

“Susana is a hugely talented creative director with a clear vision for the Joseph brand,” added Campos. “She has an impressive background in luxury fashion teamed with an excellent commercial understanding of the business. I look forward to working with Susana and developing this fantastic brand together.”

“We are delighted to welcome Susana and Barbara to Joseph,” said Takagi. “Each brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the brand and I am certain they will build on Joseph’s success to date. I look forward to working with them as we enter this new chapter.”