The Impression compiles the most important professional fashion moves of the week.
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Arthur Arbesser

Arthur Arbesser Joins Iceberg as New Creative Director
Arthur Arbesser has been named the new Creative Director of Iceberg women’s line. Born in Austria, Arbesser made Milan his home after working in Giorgio Armani’s studio for several years after graduating from Central Saint Martins. He launched his label in 2013 going on to winning the ‘Who Is On Next?’ award and becoming a semifinalist in the LVMH Prize. His first show for the house will be Spring 2016, where he’ll present a full collection for Iceberg at MFW.

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Alessandro Cremonesi

Alessandro Cremonesi Departs from Jil Sander
After seven years, Alessandro Cremonesi is leaving his position as CEO of Jil Sander. His responsibilities will be passed on to Chairman of the Board, Franco Pené. 

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Alessandra Bettari

Alessandra Bettari Joins Jil Sander
Alessandra Bettari is leaving her position as Chief Executive of Valextra to join Jil Sander.  Bettari will be responsible for coordinating the day-to-day management of Jil Sander. Before taking on her executive role at Valextra, she was Global Commercial Director at Joseph. Prior to that she was CEO and President of Fendi Japan.

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Aaron Levine

Aaron Levine Joins Abercrombie & Fitch as Head of Men’s Design
Aaron Levine, former VP of Men’s Design at Club Monaco, is the new Head of Men’s Design at Abercrombie & Fitch. Previously, Levine served as designer for Jack Spade and Creative Director of Rogues Gallery.

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Katia Kuethe

Katia Kuethe Joins Abercrombie & Fitch
Former Creative Director of Lucky Magazine, Katia Kuethe, joins A&F as Creative Director. Prior to Lucky Magazine, Kuethe was Senior Director of Creative at Kate Spade.

Michael Wade Named Club Monaco’s Head Of Men’s Merchandising.
Club Monaco has appointed Michael Wade as Head of Men’s Merchandising. Wade previously was Senior Manager of Men’s Merchandising at Rag & Bone. Prior to that Wade spent seven years in Men’s at Urban Outfitters.

Francesco Giannaccari Departs Etro
General Manager, Francesco Giannaccari, departs from Etro. Prior to that, Giannaccari was VP of Tom Ford International and International Franchises.

Emilia Fabricant Departs from Aéropostale Inc.
Teen retailer Aéropostale’s EVP and top merchandiser, Emilia Fabricant, has left  the firm. Fabricant was previously president of Bebe Stores Inc.

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Emma Hill

Emma Hill, former Mulberry designer, Launches Hill & Friends Accessory Line
Emma Hill, who left Mulberry two years ago, is getting ready to launch her own line of accessories along with former Mulberry brand director, Georgia Fendley. Her first Spring 2016 collection for the new label, Hill & Friends, will be presented at London Fashion Week in September.

Deborah Yeh Named as SVP, Marketing and Brand for Sephora
Sephora has promoted Deborah Yeh as SVP of Marketing and Brand. In her new role, Yeh’s leadership responsibility will include supervision of the creative team. Yeh joined Sephora in 2012 as VP of Marketing and prior to that was VP of Marketing at Old Navy.

Oxford Industries Elects Thomas Chubb as Chairman
President and CEO of Oxford Industries Inc., Thomas Chubb III, has been elected to the post of Chairman of the Atlanta-based apparel firm. Prior to being named President, Chubb spent five years as EVP; he joined Oxford in 1988.

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Henk Van der Mark

Henk Van der Mark Named VP of Estée Lauder Europe
Henk Van der Mark is to become Estée Lauder’s VP of Europe, Middle East, Africa and India. Previously, Van der Mark was President of Estée Lauder France.

Jean-Christophe Jourde Tapped as President of Estée Lauder France
Jean-Christophe Jourde has been named President of the Estée Lauder Cos. in France. Previously, Jourde served as SVP and General Manager of Clinique for North America.

Steve Birkhold Joins Cushman & Wakefield
Former CEO of Bebe Stores Inc., Steve Birkhold, has joined Cushman & Wakefield as an Executive Director of the firm’s office brokerage division. Birkhold had also served as CEO of Lacoste North America and Diesel USA.

David Jones Appointed Iconix CFO
David Jones has joined Iconix Brand Group Inc. as EVP and CFO. Jones previously was with Penske Automotive Group for the past 12 years, where he served as EVP & CFO as well as CFO of European operations.

Tom Nevell Joins Mavi as VP of Sales
Denim maker Mavi, has named Tom Nevell as VP of Sales. He will be responsible for overseeing and growing the Nordstrom business and other key accounts for the Mavi and 34 Heritage brands. Previously Nevell was Brand Manager of men’s furnishings, apparel and specialized accessories at Nordstrom Product Group.

Alejandro Rhett, previously VP of Men’s Merchandising at J.Crew, has left the company.

Rebecca Jordan Levy, previously Senior Manager of PR at Barneys New York, is now Senior Manager of PR at

Christophe Mayer, previously Deputy Worldwide Account Director at Publicis, is now Communications Director at Lancel.

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Publicis Appoints Andy Bird
Andy Bird, Publicis London’s Executive Creative Director, is to take on the responsibility for running the Creative Department of Publicis New York. Bird will take on the duties of overseeing key accounts in London and New York, working closely with CEOs Guy Wieynk and Andrew Bruce to service global clients.

Miles Young Departs Ogilvy & Mather
After 32 years CEO of WPP’s Ogilvy & Mather, Miles Young will retire next year to become Warden of his alma mater, New College at Oxford University. He will continue his role until September of 2016. 

Jeremy Craigen

Innocean Taps Jeremy Craigen
Former Global Executive Creative Director at DDB, Jeremy Craigen, has been named Global CEO at Innocean.

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Debra Berman

Debra Berman Joins Yahoo
Debra Berman has been named to Yahoo’s first-ever SVP of Consumer Marketing. In her new role, Berman’s 
leadership responsibility will be to oversee product marketing, help drive audience engagement, and lead consumer brand strategy. Berman was previously CMO of JCPenney and prior to that VP Marketing at Kraft.

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Teal Newland

Teal Newland, previously VP at StumbleUpon, is now SVP Marketing and Partnership Management at Condé Nast Entertainment.

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Danielle Prescod

InStyle Taps Danielle Prescod as Accessories Editor
InStyle has appointed Danielle Prescod as its new Accessories Editor. Prescod previously served as Fashion Editor at, and prior to that held roles at Moda Operandi, Teen Vogue, and Interview magazine.

Priya Rao, previously Online Style Editor at Vanity Fair, is now Senior Fashion Writer at InStyle.

Maghan McDowell previously Style Reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle, is now Technology Reporter at Women’s Wear Daily.

Sasha Charnin Morrison, previously Fashion Director at Us Weekly, has left the publication.

Nina Pearlman, previously Special Projects Editor at Us Weekly and Rolling Stone, has left the publications.

Albert Lee, previously Special Projects at Us Weekly, has left the publication.

Kevin O’Leary, previously Senior Writer at Us Weekly, has left the publication.

Brooke Ely Danielson, previously Accessories Editor at Glamour, is now Online Accessories Editor at Vogue.

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Christian Rizzo, previously Marketing and Publicity Coordinator at Robert AM Stern Architects, is now Associate VP at Rubenstein Public Relations.

Niki Turkington is now VP of Press and Publicity, New York, at NO SUCH AGENCY.

Sara Lieberman, previously Account Executive at Shadow PR, is now Senior Account Executive at the company.

Danielle Marmel, previously Junior Account Executive at Shadow PR, is now Account Executive at the company.

Ciara Jeon, previously Senior Account Manager at Williamson PR, has left the company.

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Allen Media Consulting announces its representation of Closed.

The Creative NYC announces its representation of Olgana Paris.

Heather Magidsohn Consulting announces its representation of Alison Lou for VIP services.

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