Liebeskind, the German brand of clothing, handbags, shoes and other accessories from Berlin, hired a new designer, Annette Koelling, to restructure and enhance the company's shoe collection for autumn/winter 2016/17. The brand recently moved its shoe production from Asia to Italy. The founders of Liebeskind, Semih Simsek, Johannes and Julian Rellecke, left the company at the end of the last year. They were out of the operative business since the beginning of 2015 and worked as consultants for the brand for the rest of the year. Sanjiv Singh, who previously worked as manager in charge of Lacoste's subsidiaries in Germany, Austria and Scandinavia, as chief executive officer at Bäumler and as sales director for Escada, joined Liebeskind as managing director last October. Adrian Margelist, who worked for MCM of Seoul, Navyboot and Esprit, was appointed as the new creative director in August. In the next 18 months, Liebeskind plans to open 15 new mono-brand stores worldwide. The company has 74 mono-brand stores, partly managed on a franchised basis and partly owned and managed by Liebeskind.