Passport Names New President


Passport Brands, the U.S. licensee of the French designer brand Marithe + Francois Girbaud, has appointed Robert Arnot as president.

Arnot’s career has included time spent at Perry Ellis International, Robert Graham and more than 10 years as chief executive officer of Passport Brands, formerly, I.C. Isaacs & Co. During his time at Passport, Arnot directed the growth of the Boss jeans brand and spearheaded the re-launch of Marithe & Francois Girbaud jeanswear brand in the U.S.

"I am thrilled to again be associated with Marithe + Francois Girbaud, the most creative and inspiring designers in the industry. With the strategic initiatives we have in place, I look forward to being part of restoring Girbaud to prominence,” says Arnot. “Marithe and Francois are not only icons in the history of jeanswear but are also living legends that continue breaking new ground each season. Girbaud is created for people who want to wear something different and fresh, combining functionality with sophisticated sensibilities."