THE IMPRESSION COMPILES THE MOST IMPORTANT PROFESSIONAL FASHION MOVES OF THE WEEK.
BY THE IMPRESSION TEAM
BRANDS & Retailers
Kevin Carrigan Joins Ralph Lauren As Creative Director Lauren & Chaps
Ralph Lauren has tapped Calvin Klein alum, Kevin Carrigan, as SVP Creative Director of Lauren and Chaps women’s. Carrigan previously spent 18 years at Calvin Klein rising to the role of Global Creative Director responsible for CK Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Jeans, and Calvin Klein White Label. Carrigan joined Calvin Klein in 1998 after having worked at Nicole Farhi and Max Mara in London. In his new role Carrigan will Oversee the lead design teams and licensing for Lauren and Chaps.
Lisa Pomerantz Named CMO at Bottega Veneta
After six years as SVP of Global Communications and Marketing at Michael Kors, Lisa Pomerantz is returning to Bottega Veneta as CMO. Pomerantz previously spent nine years at Bottega Veneta in charge of global communications at the house. Before joining Michael Kors, Pomerantz headed her own consultancy firm. She previously held various roles at Giorgio Armani, Donna Karan and Céline.
Emilie Rubinfeld Promoted to President of Carolina Herrera
Carolina Herrera Ltd. has promoted Emilie Rubinfeld to President. Rubinfeld was previously Chief Marketing Officer at the firm she joined in 2012. Prior to Carolina Herrera, Rubinfeld held various marketing and communications roles at Giorgio Armani and Akris.
Isabelle Guichot to Depart from Kering
After stepping down as the CEO of Balenciaga for nine years in November, Isabelle Guichot is parting ways with Kering. Guichot has previously served as President and CEO of Sergio Rossi, Lancel, and Van Cleef & Arpels.
Sarah Rutson Parts Ways with Net-a-Porter as VP of Global Buying
Net-a-porter.com’s VP of Global Buying, Sarah Rutson,has resigned her post. Ruston join the internet retailer in 2014 from Lane Crawford in Hong Kong, where she was its longtime fashion director.
Salvatore Ferragamo Taps Antonio Burrello as Group Marketing Director
Antonio Burrello has joined Salvatore Ferragamo as Group Marketing and Communications Director. Burrello joins Salvatore Ferragamo from Ermenegildo Zegna where he served as CMO since 2009. Prior to joining Zegna Burrello held various positions at L’Oréal, Scott and Moët Hennessy.
Cori Galpern, previously SVP Global Communications at Tom Ford, is parting ways with the firm.
Ralph Lauren Taps Katie Ioanilli as SVP Corporate Communications
Ralph Lauren Corp. has appointed Katie Ioanilli to the newly created role of SVP, Global Corporate Communications reporting to CEO Stefan Larsson. Ioanilli will be responsible for all global corporate and internal communications, and divisions including communications events; wellness, philanthropy and recognition; public policy; affairs, and CSR and RL Today, the company’s employee platform. Previously Ioanilli was a partner at London-based communications consultancy, Brunswick Group LLP. working with Burberry, Compagnie Financière Richemont, Inditex, Facebook and eBay. She previously also worked in Brunswick’s New York office on mergers and acquisitions, crisis management, shareholder activism, and corporate positioning. She stated her career at APCO Worldwide.
Nordstrom Appoints Geevy Thomas Chief Innovation Officer
Seattle based Nordstrom has promoted Geevy Thomas, previously President of Nordstrom Rack, to Chief Innovation Officer, a newly created position. Thomas previously held various roles in his 34 year career at the firm.
Terry Boyle Named President of Nordstromrack.com
Nordstrom has appointed Terry Boyle as President of Nordstromrack.com and Trunk Club. Boyle, who joined Nordstrom in 2013 from HauteLook where he served as COO/CFO, succeeds Trunk Club’s CEO, Brian Spaly.
Matches Fashion Appoints Usama Dar as Chief Technology Officer
London based retailer, Matches Fashion, has tapped Usama Dar as Chief Technology Officer. Dar was previously Chief Technology Officer at Westwing, a Rocket Internet company.
Copping Named Chief HR Officer at Matches Fashion
Matches Fashion has appointment Heidi Copping as Chief HR Officer. Copping joins the London based retailer from Notonthehighstreet.com, where she was People Director.
Christina McDonald Starr, previously Managing Director at HL Group, is now U.S. PR Director at Fendi.
Max Orloff, previously PR Manager at Stella McCartney, has been promoted to Senior PR Manager at the firm.
Carolyn Batista, previously Account Director at HL Group, is now Public Relations Manager at Etro.
Luxury apparel brand Carlisle Etcetera has tapped Fred Tutino as its SVP Creative Director. Tutino previously served as Creative Director at Elie Tahari since 2013. Tutino will be responsible for all aspects of design, merchandising and product development for the Carlisle and Etcetera brands.
Opening Ceremony To Show Fall 2017 Collection at New York City Ballet
Carol Lim and Humberto Leon announced that they will show their Fall 2017 collection for Opening Ceremony at the New York City Ballet ahead of fashion week on January 28th.
Nicholas Coleridge is changing roles at Condé Nast International, stepping down as President of the group, while being promoted from Managing Director of Condé Nast Britain to its Chairman starting this upcoming August. Coleridge, who has served in various roles at Condé Nast for 28 years, will serve as Chairman of Condé Nast Britain until at least December 31, 2019.
Eugenia de la Torriente Joins Vogue Spain as Editor-in-Chief
Condé Nast Spain has tapped Eugenia de la Torriente as Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Spain. Previously de la Torriente was Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar Spain. Prior to that she was Fashion Editor of El Pais, and Editor of El Pais Semanal.
Kat Collings, previously Editorial Director at Who What Wear, is now Editor-in-Chief, Executive Director.
Bobby Schuessler, previously Editor at Who What Wear, is now Editorial Director.
Maer Roshan, previously Chief Content Officer at FourTwoNine Magazine, is now Editor-in-Chief.
Merle Ginsberg, fashion writer, is now Culture Editor at FourTwoNine Magazine.
KCD Adds Eight Partners in Restructure
In an effort to lay a solid foundation for future growth, New York based KCD Worldwide has named eight new partners to their Executive Committee. The eight will join Co-Chairmen Julie Mannion and Ed Filipowski, previously Co-Presidents, to set strategic plans, cultivate new client services in line with industry developments and provide an authoritative global voice for the agencies offices in New York, Paris and London and five divisions: Media Relations, Creative Services, Digital, Entertainment and Technology and Consulting. The newly appointed Executive Committee members include:
Renee Barletta, Partner
Jarrad Clark, Partner, Director of Creative Services
Txampi Diz, Partner, Managing Director KCD Paris
Marty Griffeth, Partner, Director of Finance
Laurence Laure, Partner, Managing Director KCD Paris
Nan Richards, Partner, Managing Director KCD London
Rachna Shah, Partner, Managing Director PR and Digital
Kerry Youmans, Partner
Christina Papavasilakis, previously PR Manager at Giorgio Armani, is now Account Manager at Karla Otto.
Alana Linsenbigler, previously Senior PR Manager at Jennifer Bett Communications, has been promoted to PR Director at the firm.
Nike Communications announces its representation of Swarovski jewelry and accessories.
PR Consulting announces its representation of Maserati in North America.
Wetherly Group announces its representation of Nine West for VIP services and Orly for editorial, trade, and influencer services.
Starworks announces its representation of Diadora for PR and VIP services.
Agentry PR announces its representation of Gola.
Krupp Group announces its representation of Alexis Bittar and Carolee.
Michele Marie PR announces its representation of Revo, and Sanctuary.