The company

One of the world’s leading luxury womenswear brands, ESCADA is synonymous with bold, confident femininity underscored by refined quality and workmanship. Its renowned love of bold colour, print and detail have attracted a devoted global following throughout its 40 year history.

Two product lines – ESCADA and ESCADA SPORT – offer a lifestyle concept for women’s wardrobes, presenting everything from elegant daywear and tailoring to glamorous cocktail dresses and essential accessories. The range extends into ESCADA fragrances, eyewear, watches and jewelry, presenting a complete vision of modern femininity.

The ESCADA Group operates in 24 countries throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. With around 1,100 points of sale, ESCADA is present in 80 countries worldwide.





Iris Epple-Righi is the CEO of the ESCADA Group since September 1, 2016. Mrs Epple-Righi has considerable experience in international apparel brands. For the past 13 years she has worked for Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, both owned by PVH Corp., most recently as President Brand Management for Calvin Klein Europe.

Before Calvin Klein, Iris Epple-Righi worked for Tommy Hilfiger, where she was responsible for several years for their retail business and later for the product.

Mrs Epple-Righi started her career at the German department store Breuninger, where she also held a number of positions over 14 years. She has a Master of Business degree from Eberhard Karls University in Germany.



Megha Mittal studied Business at the renowned Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She has also completed a degree in Interior Design. Having begun her career in her family's own textiles company, she went on to work as a business analyst at Goldman Sachs.

In 2009 Megha Mittal became Chairman of the Advisory Board at ESCADA.