According to 9to5Mac Apple has hired the president of YSL Europe to work on Paul Deneve's team. They say Deneve's team is "working on new strategies for Apples official retail stores in order to make the stores more capable of selling and marketing fashion and wearable goods". We also recently heard about Apple hiring Patrick Pruniaux who was a sales VP at Tag Heuer, and Musa Tariq from Nike & Burberry to lead social media efforts. What I find interesting with these hires is how many of them are from retail or sales, not design. Also, reading through 9to5Mac's round up on Apple hires related to "iWatch"/wearables most of the hires are either engineers or medical scientists. Only one is a designer (Ben Shaffer, who lead shoe design at Nike). Considering fashion will be a big part of wearables I'm surprised more designers haven't been hired. Or perhaps they have but Apple has been able to keep that a secret?