Kevin Carrigan, global creative director of Calvin Klein Inc., has resigned his post. He has been with the company 18 years.
    Carrigan was responsible for ck Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Jeans and Calvin Klein White Label, which represents the lion’s share of Klein’s apparel business.
    An internal memo stating Carrigan’s resignation was reportedly sent out to the company Thursday. Calvin Klein officials could not be reached for immediate comment.
    According to sources, Carrigan will stay on at the company temporarily to help with the transition. He was traveling and unavailable for comment Thursday.
    Carrigan’s resignation comes two days after Raf Simons was appointed chief creative officer of Calvin Klein, Inc., a move that had been rumored since last fall.
    In appointing Simons, CKI also said that Pieter Mulier has joined the firm as creative director, reporting to Simons. Mulier is responsible for executing Simons’ creative and design vision for women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, as well as the bridge and better apparel lines and accessories. He is also expected to manage all men’s and women’s design teams within the Calvin Klein brand, under Simons’ leadership.