BY MARISSA TORSIELLO
BRANDS & Retailers
Amy Mellen Exiting Calvin Klein
Senior Vice President, Amy Mellen is leaving her role at Calvin Klein Inc. after over 17 years of dedicated service to Calvin Klein. Amy Mellen, Senior Vice President Mellen has been at Calvin Klein since September 1999 and previously served as Design Director of Adrienne Vittadini.
Condé Nast Taps Two Vice Presidents
Condé Nast has apponted Xavier Romatet and Bruce Perlmutter as role of Vice President. Romatet was promoted from President Director General at Condé Nast France and Perlmutter joins from the role of Senior Vice President of production and Buzzfeed.
Barneys Appoints Marina Larroudé as Fashion Director
Marina Larroudé has been joined Barneys as Fashion Director. Previously, Larroudé worked at Teen Vogue, where she spent two years as Fashion and Accessories Director. Prior to that, she served as Fashion Market Director at Style.com.
Jackwyn Nemerov Joins TJX Board
Jackwyn Nemerov has been elected to The TJX Cos. Inc.’s Board of Directors. Previously, Nemerov worked at Ralph Lauren for 12 years, most recently as President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that, she spent 17 years at Jones Apparel Group, rising to be President and Chief Operating Officer.
Melissa Burgess-Taylor Named Chairman and CEO of Fruit of the Loom
Fruit of the Loom has tapped Melissa Burgess-Taylor as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Burgess-Taylor has been with the company for 17 years and most recently served as Senior Vice President of brand management and sales for Fruit of the Loom and Vanity Fair Brands. Prior to that she held positions at Hanes Brands and Mercantile Department Stores.
French Fashion Federation Taps Frédéric Galinier as New Legal Director
The Fédération Française de la Couture du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode has appointed Frédéric Galinier to Director of legal, social and institutional affairs. Previously, Galinier was a lawyer for the Paris National Opera and for four years worked in the intellectual property section of Groupe Hermès International’s legal department. Prior to that he served for eight years as Chief Legal Officer at Groupe Prisma Media.
The Communications Store Appoints US Team
The Communications Store’s New York and Los Angeles offices will be led by Stacie Henderson, who has been appointed as the company’s US President. Henderson joins from Westfield and has spent the past fifteen years leading the marketing and communications strategies of brands including Versace and Salvatore Ferragamo.
Kerry Tropeano, previously Director, Northern America media relations at Tiffany & Co., is now named Divisional Vice President of PR at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Ingrid Heier, previously Marketing Director at Monse, has left the company.
Jaclyn Weissman, previously US PR manager at The Dune Group, is now named PR Manager at Lord & Taylor.
Erica Warren, previously integrated Marketing Associate at Pinterest, is now named PR Manager at Gilt.
Tommy Hilfiger Presents Fall 2017 Men’s Collections
Tommy Hilfiger will celebrate the Tommy Hilfiger Fall 2017 global menswear portfolio with an exclusive presentation at the 91st edition of Pitti Immagine Uomo in Florence, Italy, from January 10 to 13, 2017. The brand will showcase a curated selection of the Hilfiger Edition, Tommy Hilfiger Tailored and Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collections together in one space for the first time.
Editor in Chief Lisa Arbetter to Depart StyleWatch
Lisa Arbetter, StyleWatch Editor In Chief, will be leaving Time Inc. Arbetter was named Editor In Chief of StyleWatch in 2015 and prior served as Deputy Editor at InStyle for six years.
Stephen Mooallem Named Editor-in-Chief at The Village Voice
Stephen Mooallem has been tapped as Editor In Chief at The Village Voice. Previously, Mooallem served as Executive Editor at Harper’s Bazaar. Prior to that, he was Editor In Chief at Interview.
Laura Sampedro, previously Deputy Managing Editor at Women’s Health, is now named Deputy Managing Editor at ELLE.
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke, previously Media Reporter at The New York Observer, is now named Media Reporter at WWD.
Whitney Wilkerson, previously Senior Account Manager of VIP Relations at Bollare Communications, has joined THINK PR as VIP Relations Senior Manager.
Zeba Rashid, previously Press Director at SUCCARRA Media Group, has left the company.
Jaclyn Bronder, previously Publicist at Covet PR, is now named Senior Publicist.
Gracie Silverman, previously PR and Sales Coordinator at Feel The Piece, is now named Account Manager at The Consultancy.
Annie Drury, previously Senior Account Supervisor at Covet PR, is now named Account Director.
Leah Brown, previously Senior Publicist at Covet PR, is now named Account Supervisor.
Erin Cutler, previously Brand Partnership Consultant at Covet PR, is now named Director of Influencer Relations.
PR Consulting announces its representation of Yola Mezcal.
Bollare announces its representation of Kenmark Optical: Vera Wang Eyewear.
Siren PR announces its representation of Flagpole and Serge Lutens.
Factory PR announces its representation of Eugenia Kim.
ICA announces its representation of Haute Hippie.