LONDON, Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jose Neves, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Farfetch announced today that Stephanie Horton will join the company as Chief Marketing Officer. Ms. Horton will report directly to Mr. Neves.
"We are very proud of our team, culture, and values, and I am tremendously excited about the recent additions to our stellar team," said Jose Neves. "We opened a New York office this month, brought in Gabrielle de Papp, formerly Vice President of Corporate Public Relations from Neiman Marcus, and now we are thrilled to announce that Stephanie Horton is joining the company. Stephanie's expertise merges business with creativity. She is renowned for her ability to make big ideas a reality."
Ms. Horton, 42, joins Farfetch from Shopbop where she was Head of Global Communications. In this role, Ms. Horton oversaw the US and global communications strategy of the brand. Prior to Shopbop, Ms. Horton was Executive Director of Creative Services at Vogue, and Director of Marketing at the New York Times.
"I'm excited to be joining the Farfetch team," said Stephanie Horton. "It's such a uniquely positioned brand, and there is endless opportunity to create compelling content to engage customers in completely new ways. I look forward to working with the talented team at Farfetch, and being a part of its' evolution into a global business."
In her new role Ms. Horton will oversee global marketing and public relations strategies. She will be based at the company's headquarters in London.
Farfetch is an online marketplace that brings together over 250 of the best independent global fashion boutiques, making their 105,000 highly curated products available at the click of a button. Farfetch forms the hub of a global fashion community that unites independent boutiques around the world with fashion lovers. This pioneering concept brings together the collections of Europe and North America's most influential, multi-brand designer boutiques, providing customers with an unrivalled range of labels and products in one easy-to-shop website.