Simone Sommer becomes new Division Head MARC O’POLO Pure & Vertical Department

Stephanskirchen / Germany, June 18, 2019 – As of September 1, 2019, Simone Sommer will assume the position of Division Head MARC O’POLO Pure & Vertical Department at the Premium Modern Casual Brand. Sommer comes from SET Fashion and worked for many years in Paris for renowned fashion brands. She reports to Susanne Schwenger, CPO of MARC O’POLO AG.

The sub-brand MARC O’POLO Pure is positioned in the contemporary sector. “After its successful relaunch, the task of Simone Sommer and her team is to further develop and advance MARC O’POLO Pure and the vertical collections. Simone has the ideal experience for this,“ says Susanne Schwenger, CPO of MARC O’POLO AG. Simone Sommer understands and lives her craft in detail. High creativity, a great passion for materials and excellent product know-how are her hallmarks.

Most recently, Simone Sommer was jointly responsible for all collection-related themes as Head Designer at SET Fashion. Before that, she worked for many years in Paris, with important positions at Balenciaga under the direction of Creative Director Alexander Wang and then under Demna Gvasalia, at Maison Martin Margiela, and at Bless. Prior to Paris, she worked at JOOP!.

MARC O’POLO stands for premium contemporary modern casual wear. An international brand with Scandinavian roots, MARC O’POLO embraces an individual style that reflects the philosophy of its founders: The freedom to be yourself. With this claim and a preference for natural materials, high-quality workmanship and special details, MARC O’POLO has established itself as one of the world’s leading brands in its segment.

Founded in Stockholm in 1967, the MARC O’POLO world today comprises the collections MARC O’POLO Modern Casual, MARC O’POLO DENIM, MARC O’POLO Shoes and MARC O’POLO Accessories, as well as the license collections MARC O’POLO Bodywear, Beachwear, Eyewear, Home, Junior and Legwear.

From its headquarters south of Munich, in Stephanskirchen, MARC O’POLO supplies 2,200 stores, retail and franchise partners internationally. MARC O’POLO is available in more than 30 countries, including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, Norway, Ireland, France, China, Russia and Poland. In addition, the MARC O’POLO collections are available via own online shops in 20 countries at