British retail chain Topshop has appointed Jacqui Markham global design director, overseeing the in-house design team together with creative director Kate Phelan. In addition, Markham is asked to re-focus the design and product development of Topshop, while the retailer expands globally.

Markham is a good connoisseur of the brand, as she worked there for 14 years before joining online retailer Asos as womenswear design director, her prior professional role. She graduated in Fashion Design and has been involved with brands like Oasis and Karen Millen.