Hunter appoints Daniel Shaw as new design chief

Daniel Shaw

Heritage retailer Hunter has hired Daniel Shaw to be its new design director, replacing Niall Sloan who resigned earlier this summer.

Shaw’s last gig was with Christopher Raeburn, which he resigned from last year after six years with the company, starting off as in-house production manager before taking on the role of design manager for three years.

He has also been an associate lecturer at the London College of Fashion since 2015.

At Hunter, Shaw will be responsible for design across all collections within Hunter Original and Hunter Field.

He joins early this month.

“I believe in Daniel we have found that very rare commodity, a designer that not only understands how to deliver design integrity, but can do it while always maintaining a commercial position and retain visibility of the consumer,” Hunter creative director Alasdhair Willis said.

“His key strengths lie in his relevance as a designer, his ability to deliver products that align to the respective consumer needs of both Hunter Original and Hunter Field, his commercial acumen and his overriding enthusiasm for this opportunity.”

Sloan, who moved to Escada, had held design director role at Hunter for four years, and previously worked at Burberry.

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