THE IMPRESSION compiles the most important professional fashion moves of the week.
BY JESSICA LOFARO
BRANDS & Retailers
Loro Piana Taps Fabio d’Angelantonio CEO
Loro Piana has tapped Fabio d’Angelantonio as CEO. D’Angelantonio was previously CMO of Luxottica and also held the position as President of Luxottica’s retail chain, Sunglass Hut. Prior to this, he held various positions in Sales and Marketing at Editions Hemma, Ciaoweb, and Indesit Co.
Sean O’Shea, previously head of design at Puma, is now creative director at K-Swiss.
Angelo Ruggeri Exits Sergio Rossi as Design Director
Designer Director, Angelo Ruggeri, is exiting Sergio Rossi after three years. Ruggeri was previously Senior Designer for Men’s and Women’s Footwear for Tom Ford. Prior to that, he served as Woman Shoes Style and Product Designer for DSQUARED2.
Creative Director Alvaro Castejó Exits Azzaro
After three years as Creative Director, Alvaro Castejó is exiting the French fashion house Azzaro. Previously, Castejó served as Creative Director for Alvarino. Prior to that, he had experience in various roles with fashion firms such as Fendi and Karl Lagerfeld.
Creative Director Arnaud Maillard Departs Azzaro
Arnaud Maillard is departing from the French fashion house Azzara. Previously, Arnaud was Creative Director at Sybilla, where he designed the RTW Sybilla and Jocomomola collections. Prior to that, he was Studio Director of Lagerfeld Gallery.
’47 Names John Rabik National Accounts Manager
Sports brand ’47 has hired John Rabik as National Accounts Manager. Rabik will lead efforts to grow ’47’s lifestyle accounts and increase brand awareness. Previously, Rabik was the East Coast Sales Manager at Money Ruins Everything. Prior to that, he served as a Sales Representative at Killer Distribution and a Market Development Representative at Reebok International.
Michael Mayes, previously Creative Director at Taxi, is now Creative Director at Indochino.
Ariel Moses, previously VP at DKC, is now Director of the new Hospitality Team at LaFORCE.
House of Fraser Taps David Walmsley CCO
David Walmsley has joined House of Fraser as CCO. Previously, Walmsley was Director for M&S Digital at Marks & Spencer since 2011. Prior to that, he served as Governor of the Fashion Retail Academy for four years.
E.J. Samson, previously Director of Content Strategy at Hearst Men’s Group, is now AVP of Global Digital Marketing at Ralph Lauren Fragrances.
Michele Scannavini Named ICE President
Italy’s Council of Ministers has named Michele Scannavini President of ICE, the Italian trade agency. Previously, Scannavini served as a Business Advisor for a range of fashion and luxury brands and last year joined the board of Tod’s Group. Prior to that, he held various positions in the Marketing and Commercial Division of firms such as Procter & Gamble, Galbani and Ferrari.
David Enright Named COO at Perry Ellis
Perry Ellis International Inc. has named David Enright COO. Enright will report to Oscar Feldenkreis, who is President and CEO. Previously, Enright served as SVP of Global Distribution, Planning and Logistics at Coach Inc.
Fashion Editor Alexander Fury Leaves the Independent
After three years, Alexander Fury has left his role as Fashion Editor of the Independent to focus on his career, alongside his continuing role as Men’s Fashion Critic at Vogue Runway. Previously, Fury was an Editor at Love Magazine from 2012-2013. Prior to that, he served as Fashion Director at SHOWstudio from 2008 to 2012.
Paul Robertson, previously associate publisher of marketing at InStyle, is now Associate Publisher of Marketing at GQ.
John Ortved, previously freelance writer for The New Yorker and The Wall Street Journal, is now Senior Associate Editor at GQ.
Marisa Lee, previously Account Manager at HL Group, has left the firm.
Kimono Glenn, previously Market Editor at WWD, W, L’Officiel, and Nylon Guys, is now Junior Account Executive at The Lead PR.
Talia (Erin) Middlebrooks, previously Associate Account Executive at Pierce Mattie PR, is now Senior Account Executive at Beck PR.
Jessica Ward, formerly PR manager at VPR, has left the company.
Bailey Hospodor, previously intern at Agentry PR, is now Junior Account Executive.
KCD NY and KCD London announces its representation of Delpozo in the U.S. and U.K. respectively.
KCD London announces its representation of Tomas Maier in the U.K. and Europe.
KCD Digital announces its representation of Misha Nonoo.
PURPLE London, New York and Los Angeles announce its representation of Marcelo Burlon County of Milan for European and U.S. VIP services.
PR Consulting announces its representation of ready-to-wear and accessories for lemlem by Liya Kebede and NOAH.
Bollare Communications announces its representation of LAFCO New York.
DKC announces its representation of Frank + Oak.
IHPR announces its representation of Korovilas.
MHA Media announces its representation of stylist Judy B. Swartz.
Linda Gaunt Communications announces its representation of Furla.
Linda Gaunt Communications announces its representation of Swarovski Consumer Goods Business and Furla.