THE IMPRESSION compiles the most important professional fashion moves of the week.
BY JESSICA LOFARO
BRANDS & Retailers
Marcus Wainwright Becomes Sole CEO at Rag & Bone
Marcus Wainwright is becoming the sole CEO of Rag & Bone. Wainwright was previously Co-CEO of the firm, along with the David Neville. Wainwright’s new focus will be expanding the international side of Rag & Bone.
CEO David Neville Exits Rag & Bone
After 10 years, David Neville is stepping down as Co-CEO of Rag & Bone to pursue new business adventures. Neville will remain on its board and retains a stake in the company.
Proenza Schouler Taps Judd Crane CEO
Proenza Schouler has tapped Judd Crane as CEO. For the past four years, Crane served as Director of Women’s Wear and Accessories at Selfridges in London. Prior to that, he was Senior Merchandising Director at Pedder Group.
JackThreads Names Dos Santos as VP, Head of Production
JackThreads has named Joseph Dos Santos VP, Head of Production. Previously, Dos Santos served as Head of Production at British Heritage Brands Inc. and Music Entertainment Sports Holdings. Prior to that, he was Director of Production at The Gap.
Tomoko Ogura Joins Vince
Tomoko Ogura is joining Vince, where she will take on the roles of VP and Brand Director. Perviously Ogura was Barneys New York’s Senior Fashion Director. She joined Barneys New York in 2005 as a Fashion Merchandising Assistant.
Vince Taps Terence Bogan SVP of Retail
Terence Bogan has joined Vince as SVP of Retail. Bogan was previously VP of Womenswear at Holt Renfrew. Prior to that, Bogan spent 18 years at Barneys New York.
Scotch & Soda Names Geert van Iwaarden CFO
Scotch & Soda has named Geert van Iwaarden CFO. Geert will be responsible for Finance & IT team. Previously, van Iwaarden has held various roles at Unilever Mexico and the Caribbean; most recently being VP of Finance and CFO.
Johanna Almstead, previously Director of PR at Kate Spade New York, is now VP of Global Communications and Creative Marketing at Anne Klein.
Matthew Pantoja, previously Senior Director of Marketing at Palladium Boots, is now VP of Global Marketing at Alpha Industries.
Nina Stuart, previously Account Director at Karla Otto, is now US PR Director at Tom Ford.
Merel Petri, previously Account Coordinator at HL Group, is now PR Coordinator at Christian Louboutin.
Shannon Price Departs Pratt Institute to Join Parsons
After four years as Assistant Dean of Design at Pratt, Shannon Price is now Director of External Partnerships and Cultural Affairs at Parsons School of Fashion. Prior to Pratt Institute, Price was a Consultant at Arts Thread.
Tim Leong, previously Design Director at Entertainment Weekly, is now Creative Director.
Hearst Taps Michelle Spinale VP Consumer Engagement
Hearst Magazines has tapped Michelle Spinale as VP of Consumer Engagement, a new role within the company. Prior to Hearst Magazines, Spinale held various positions at the Spinale Group and Time Inc.
Alex Bhattacharji, previously Executive Editor at Details, is now Executive Editor at Salon Media Group.
Indya Brown, previously Intern at The Cut, is now Fashion Assistant at New York Magazine.
Marques Harper, previously Interim Editor at Los Angeles Times, is now Fashion Editor.
Hollywood Reporter Names Moore Senior Fashion Editor
Booth Moore has been named Senior Fashion Editor at The Hollywood Reporter, and at Pret-a-Reporter.com, the company’s digital style vertical. Previously, Moore has held various positions at the Los Angeles Times.
Splashlight Names Gilles Rousseau as SVP of Sales and Marketing
Splashlight has named Gilles Rousseau SVP of Sales and Marketing.Previously, Rousseau was Chief Sales Officer at The Digital Marvels Inc. Prior to that, he served as SVP and International Marketing Director of Jewelry at Christie’s International.
Splashlight Taps Chris Smart as SVP of Operations
Splashlight has tapped Chris Smart SVP of Operations. Prior to joining Splashlight, Smart served as VP of Global Digital Operations at Ralph Lauren. Prior to that, he held various positions at National Westminster Banking Group.
Marco D’Angelo, previously PR Director at HL Group, is now Publicity Director at KCD.
Arielle Mandelbaum, previously PR intern at de GRISOGONO, is now Account Coordinator at Danielle Gadi PR.
Drew Kuhse, previously Manager, Celebrity Relations and Product Placement at Luxottica, is now West Coast and VIP Director at Factory PR.
Lee Gonzalez, previously Director of Entertainment Industry Relations at Carolina Herrera, is now West Coast VP at Linda Gaunt Communications in Los Angeles.
Jess Ward, previously PR Manager at VPR, is now PR Director at Ramy Brook.
Factory PR announces its representation of Asos.
Zannick Studio announces its representation of Phlemuns.