Creative Director of Calvin Klein Home Departs

Departure part of brand overhaul under chief creative officer Raf Simmons
December 8, 2016Allison Zisko

Mellen, AmyAmy Mellen
NEW YORK—Amy Mellen, creative director of Calvin Klein Home for 17 years, is leaving the company at the end of the month, according to a report in WWD.

Mellen, who joined the company in 1999, served as head of design for furniture, fabric, bedding, bath, down, tabletop, gifts, table linens and rugs, according to her LinkedIn profile.

“After over 17 years of dedicated service to Calvin Klein, Amy Mellen, SVP Design, Home, will be leaving the company at the end of December," the company said in a statement. "An announcement regarding future developments will be made in due course.”

According to WWD, Mellen’s departure is part of a brand overhaul under chief creative officer Raf Simmons, who joined Calvin Klein in August and was tasked with unifying all Calvin Klein brands with one vision. The company previously operated with five creative directors who handled different parts of the brand.

In April Francisco Costa, creative director of the women’s collection, and Italo Zucchelli, creative director of the men’s collection, left the company. Kevin Carrigan, global creative director of Calvin Klein, Inc., left in August.

Allison ZiskoAllison Zisko | Managing Editor/Tabletop Editor

After 15 years of covering the tabletop industry, Allison Zisko is still as enthusiastic as ever about the dinnerware, glassware and flatware categories. An in-depth analysis of how the category works intrigues her just as much as the latest fashion trends. As managing editor, Allison oversees the daily e-newsletter and works behind the scenes to help produce the print issue each month. She also directs HFN’s housewares coverage and covers the cutlery category. An avid reader, Allison is eager to talk to anyone and everyone about the latest book they are reading.


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