Banana Republic's Creative Director is Leaving

Simon Kneen will exit the Gap division at the end of the year
Posted October 3, 2013

Gap Inc. (San Francisco) has announced that Simon Kneen, executive vp of design and creative director of its Banana Republic division, will leave the company at the end of the year after six years with the company.

Julie Rosen, a 19-year Gap veteran, will continue in her role as evp of Banana Republic North America, in charge of merchandising and inventory management while Gap searches for a new creative director.

The fall collection was the first and last result of the partnership between Kneen and Narciso Rodriguez, recruited last year to help with the line. Rodriguez’s contract has expired.