The Impression compiles the most important professional fashion moves of the week.
By Jessica Lofaro | Impressionist
BRANDS & RETAILERS
Everlane Taps Rebekka Bay Head of Product and Design
Everlane has appointed Rebekka Bay as its Head of Product and Design. Bay was previously the Creative Director at Gap, prior to that she made a name for herself as Creative Director of minimalist high street brand Cos, which she conceptualised and developed for its owner, fast fashion giant H&M.
Christina Neault, currently a fashion and events consultant, is now Fashion Programming Consultant at Pier 59 Studios.
Viktor & Rolf Appoints Andrea Collesei as Chief Executive
Andrea Collesei has been tapped as the new Chief Executive of the Dutch couture house Viktor & Rolf. Collesei was previously Head of Distribution of Diesel since 2011. Diesel and Viktor & Rolf are part of Renzo Rosso’s OTB Holdings.
Heidi Muther Joins Z Supply as COO
Z Supply Inc. has named Heidi Muther COO. Previously, Muther was SVP of St. John Knits Inc.’s outlet and off-price division. Previously, she was VP of Retail at Billabong, VP of men’s/young men’s at Ross Stores and served 10 years at Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. in various positions.
Hunter Names Benedict Smith CFO
Hunter Boot Ltd. has named Benedict Smith CFO. Previously, Smith was CFO of GAME Digital. Prior to that, he worked as group CFO of Harrods for six years.
Alexandra Wagner, previously Director of Global Communications at Ole Henriksen, has been named VP of Corporate Communications at Calvin Klein.
Tamara Mellon Names Tania Spinelli Chief Design Officer
The Tamara Mellon brand has named Tania Spinelli Chief Design Officer. In her new role, Spinelli will oversee all women’s footwear design. Previously, Spinelli has worked as Design Director of Tommy Hilfiger Collection and Designer for Diane von Furstenberg’s debut footwear collection.
Perry Ellis Elects Bruce Klatsky and Michael Rayden to Join Board
Perry Ellis International Inc. has elected Bruce Klatsky and Michael Rayden to join its board. Previously, Klatsky was CEO of PVH Corp., and Rayden was CEO of the Justice unit of Ascena Retail Group Inc.
Leigh Brill, previously Account Director, PR at Starwork’s Group, is now PR Director at BCBGMAXAZRIA, BCBGeneration and Herve Leger by Max Azria.
Lauren Astry, previously PR Manager at Carolina Herrera, is now PR Director at the company.
Stephanie Collado, previously communications and entertainment industry coordinator at Carolina Herrera, is now CH Carolina Herrera PR manager at the company.
Jessica Martinez is now Carolina Herrera New York PR assistant at the company.
Julianna Simmons, previously Head of Public Relations at Swarovski, has left the company.
Dominique Astorino, previously digital and PR at Hurley, is now Fashion and Swimwear Publicist at Be Social.
Alicia Whitiak, previously PR manager at Christian Louboutin, is now PR Manager at Alexandra Clancy.
Elizabeth Paton named New York Times Styles European Correspondent
Elizabeth Paton has been named New York Times Styles first full-time European correspondent and will be based in London. She will report to New York Times Styles Editor Stuart Emmrich and New York Times Fashion Director and Chief Fashion Critic Vanessa Friedman. Previously Paton was Fashion and Luxury Correspondent for the Financial Times.
Matt Rice, previously publisher at Style.com, is now publisher at StyleCaster.
Cristina Velocci, previously Deputy Editor at StyleBistro, is now Managing Editor at StyleCaster.
James Moris, previously director of photography at Lucky Magazine, is now director of photography at Marie Claire.
Alexis White, previously a freelance Fashion and Accessories Editor, is now Senior Market Editor Marie Claire.
Kyle Anderson, previously Accessories Editor at Marie Claire, is now Senior Market Editor at the publication.
Courtney-Brooke Johnson, previously a consultant and freelancer, is now Senior Director of Fashion at HL Group.
Julianna da Silva, previously Lead Guest Services Associate at European Wax Center, is now beauty account coordinator at HL Group.
Adam McCollum, previously Director of PR and Communication at Bally, is now Senior Publicity Director of men’s accounts at KCD including Givenchy, Brioni and Ami.
IHPR announces its representation of Sydney Evan.
Krupp Group announces its representation of Sophie Hulme.
Michele Marie PR announces its representation of Bauble Bar, Uno Magnetic, Aquarelle Maison, Lenny & Eva, and Solo Merav.
DT Model Management announces its representation of Malaika Firth.
LaForce + Stevens announces its representation of O’2nd New York.
Stephanie Gotch PR announces its representation of Christian Benner.
JBC announces its representation of Candela.