Following Bruno Saelzer’s departure as CEO at Hugo Boss and Matteo Marzotto’s leave from Valentino Fashion Group, another European manager has left his top position.

In a shock announcement it was revealed that by the end of April 2008 CEO Marco Bortoletti will leave Fashion Box, the company which owns the Replay, We Are Replay and Replay & Sons brands (

Bortoletti has worked for the group for 18 years and for the last seven specifically for Replay. He has also supported the company through hard times, especially after the abrupt disappearence of its founder and president Claudio Buziol in 2005. The announcement of Bortoletti’s leave was given by the group’s major shareholder, Claudio’s widow Paola Buziol Dametto, without specifying the reasons for such a fast change in the company’s direction. No mention was made about the future of the ten percent share owned by Bortoletti nor even who would replace him, though rumors are rife that someone from the Calvin Klein group may come on board.

- Maria Cristina Pavarini | senior features editor

Photo: Marco Bortoletti, right, pictured with Ugly Betty actor Eric Mabius at a Replay event in NY last year.