After four years at the helm of Club Monaco and following extremely successful and transformative stints at Jack Spade and Hickey Freeman, Aaron Levine is leaving the Ralph Lauren-owned brand to take on the role of head menswear designer at none other than Abercrombie & Fitch. The hiring is a huge coup for the struggling teen-centric label, which is in the midst of a major rebranding — like making its dark, loud, and pungent stores more inviting and ditching its shirtless in-store male models — following years of declining sales. Controversial former CEO Michael Jeffries stepped down from his position this past December with Executive Chairman Arthur Martinez overseeing the overhaul following Jeffries’ departure.
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