BY JESSICA LOFARO
BRANDS & Retailers
Peter Copping Departs Oscar de La Renta
Peter Copping, Creative Director of Oscar de la Renta, is departing the firm due to circumstances requiring him to return to Europe. Copping first joined the brand in 2014 and was the first successor of Oscar de la Renta himself. Before Oscar de la Renta, Copping served as Artistic Director at Nina Ricci for 5 years as artistic director. Prior to that, he had worked for 12 years at Louis Vuitton as Studio Director under Marc Jacobs.
Kiton Taps Marco Pirone EVP
Marco Pirone has been named EVP of Kiton. In his new role, Pirone will oversee retail, marketing and licensing business areas. Previously, Pirone was Managing Director of Louis Vuitton in Italy. Prior to that, he served as General Manager of Estée Lauder and later VP of the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.
Coty Appoints Camillo Pane CEO
Coty Inc. has appointed Camillo Pane CEO. Pane is currently EVP of Category Development at Coty, and is also a member of the Coty executive committee. He is expected to start his new position in October. Before joining Coty, he served various positions at Reckitt Benckiser.
Mario Grauso Named Holt Renfew President
Mario Grauso has been named President of Holt, Renfrew and Co. Limited. Previously, Grauso served as President of Joe Fresh. Prior to that, Grauso was President of the Vera Wang Group. He also held senior positions at Céline, Calvin Klein, and Giorgio Armani.
Tony Arcabascio Joins Buscemi
Tony Arcabascio has joined American footwear label, Buscemi, as Artistic Director. Arcabascio, who began his career as a graffiti artist, is now the Co-Founder of the streetwear brand Alife, and sneaker boutique Alife Rivington Club. Most recently, he has worked on collaborations with Adidas and Levis.
The Doneger Group Taps Goldblatt SVP, Business Development
The Doneger Group has named Stuart Goldblatt to the newly created position of SVP, Business Development. Previously, Goldblatt served as President and COO of the Bill Blass Group.
French Connection Taps Lauren Wilson-Policke Director of PR and Marketing
French Connection has appointed Lauren Wilson-Policke Director of PR and Marketing in the U.S. Previously, Wilson-Policke served as Global PR and Social Media Manager at Nautica. Prior to that, she was PR Manager at Nicole Miller.
Isabelle Tasset, previously International Press Relations Manager at Lanvin, is now International Press Director at Givenchy.
Shelby Walsh, previously Account Supervisor at PR Consulting, is now Senior Global Communications Manager at Sophia Webster.
Scott Meden, previously EVP and General Merchandise Manager of the Shoe Division at Nordstrom, is now EVP and CMO.
Kristin Frossmo, previously Divisional Merchandise Manager for Women’s Specialized Division at Nordstrom, is now EVP and General Merchandise Manager of Shoes.
Guillaume Jesel, previously SVP Global General Manager at Tom Ford Beauty, is now Global Brand President.
Ariel Foxman Exits InStyle
Ariel Foxman, Editorial Director of InStyle, is exiting the firm after 8 years. Previously, Foxman served as Editor-in-Chief at Condé Nast New York. Prior to that, he was a freelance writer for various magazine companies such as Fortune, Wired, and Details.
Alex Wiederin Joins Esquire
Alex Wiederin will join Esquire as Creative Director. Wiederin was previously served as Creative Director of Buero NY. Buero NY, founded in 2001, works with clients such as Givenchy and Carolina Herrera.
Anton Ioukhnovets, previously Creative Director of Ioukhnovets Design, is now Design Director at Esquire.
Maximillian Potter, previously writer, author, and former executive editor of 5280 Magazine, is now Editor-at-Large at Esquire.
John Dioso, previously Executive Director of Editorial Operations at Glamour, is no longer with the firm.
Arianne C. Atlan, previously Associate Market Editor at CR Fashion Book, is now Market and Accessories Editor.
Diedre Johnson, previously a red carpet contributor at New York Daily News’ Confidential Section, is now Contributor at Vogue Italy.
Laura Gammel, previously PR manager at BPMW, has left the company.
Margo Schneier, previously Senior Account Manager at PR Consulting, is now Account Director at Karla Otto New York.
Gabriela Garcia, previously Account Executive at Rubenstein PR, is now Senior Account Executive at Beck PR.
Annie Ehrmann, previously Independent Consultant at Strategic Communications, is now EVP, Strategy and Business Development at Brandstyle Communications.
Caitlin Davis, previously Senior Account Executive at Beach House PR, is now Director of PR.
Melissa Garcia, previously Product Coordinator at Houzz, is now Account Assistant at Beach House PR.
Jordyn Liburdi, previously intern at Beach House PR, is now Influencer Marketing Assistant.
Taylor Osumi, previously Account Executive at The Narrative Group, is now Senior Account Executive at Azione.
LTM Marketing and Communications announces its representation of Elborne.
Starworks Group announces its representation of Tanya Taylor.
THINK PR announces its representation of Nour Hammour and Box of Style by The Zoe Report.
Jennifer Bett Communications announces representation of Oliver Cabell.
BPCM announces its representation of Novis.