BY MARISSA TORSIELLO
BRANDS & Retailers
Scotland’s Begg & Co. Taps Patrick Albaladejo as Chairman
Patrick Albaladejo has been named Dhairman of Scotland’s Begg & Co. Albaladejo was previously the deputy Chief Executive at Hermès International. Prior to that, he served as Managing Director of the Scottish drinks company William Grant & Sons, and before that held posts at Diageo and Sovedi France.
Patrick Kraaijeveld and Rob Schilder Named Co-CEOs of G-Star Raw
Patrick Kraaijeveld and Rob Schilder have been tapped as Co-Chief Executive Officers of G-Star Raw. Kraaijeveld and Schilder were previously Chief Operations Officers, and Chief Commercial and Creative Officer of the house.
Alessandro Benetton is Leaving Board of Directors of Benetton Brand
Alessandro Benetton is to exit the board as Chairman of the family-owned company, Benetton Brand. He served as Chairman of the Benetton Group from April 2012 to May 2014.
Nigel Oddy Resigns as Chief Executive Officer of House of Fraser
Nigel Oddy has stepped down as Chief Executive Officer of the British retail chain House of Fraser. Oddy joined House of Fraser in January 2007, and was named Chief Operating Officer in January 2013. Prior to that, he held Senior Positions at retailers including Marks & Spencer.
Trussardi Group Taps Massimo Dell’Acqua as CEO
Massimo Dell’Acqua has been named Chief Executive Officer at Tomaso Trussardi. Dell’Acqua previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Odissea, Percassi family’s holding company, and contributed to the international success of beauty label, Kiko.
Francesco Trapani Joins Tages Holding as Executive VP
Francesco Trapani tapped as Executive Vice President of Tages Holding. Trapani previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Bulgari and Chairman of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.
Avon Appoints Jamie Wilson as Executive VP and CFO
Avon Products Inc. has named Jamie Wilson as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Wilson previously worked as Chief Financial Officer of beer company SABMiller for four years. Prior to that, he worked as Strategy and Projects Director at Scottish & Newcastle and Group Finance Director at Highland Distillers.
Martine Reardon Joins NRF as Senior Adviser
Macy’s former Chief Marketing Officer Martine Reardon, has joined the NRF as Senior Adviser on retail and marketing strategies. Reardon spent over 32 years at Macy’s in marketing and widely credited with transitioning the retailer to the digital age as well as spearheading events.
Kate Spade Names John Auerbach as Senior VP Digital
John Auerbach has joined Kate Spade & Co. as Senior Vice President of Global Digital and E-commerce strategy. Previously, Auerbach served as International Managing Director of digital and e-commerce at Gilt Groupe, Christie’s and Eloquii.
Lane Bryant Taps Malissa Akay as Senior VP and GMM
Malissa Akay has been named Senior Vice President and General Merchandise Manager of Lane Bryant, overseeing creative direction and design. Akay previously served as Chief Merchandising Officer for Polo Accessories at Ralph Lauren. Prior to that, Akay spent 13 years at DFS Group covering several categories including fashion, watches, jewelry and food.
Sally Heath Stepping Down as E-Commerce Director of New Look
Sally Heath is departing from British retailer, New Look as e-commerce director. Heath joined the company in 2011 as head of buying, online brands, and held several roles before being promoted to e-commerce director in 2015. Previously, Heath was Head of Buying at AllSaints and a Buyer at House of Fraser.
La Maison Poiray Taps Aurélie Bidermann as Artistic Director
Parisian jewelry and watchmaker La Maison Poiray, has appointed Aurélie Bidermann as its new Artistic Director. Parallel to her new role as Artistic Director of the Poiray Collections, Aurélie Bidermann will continue to assume her responsibilities for her own eponymous brand.
Neiman Marcus Group Brings in Michael Fung Interim as CFO and COO
Michael Fung Interim has been named Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officerat Neiman Marcus Group. Previously, Interim spent 11 years at Wal-Mart where he served as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of global procurement and internal audit. Earlier in his career, he held positions at Sensient Technologies, VanStar Corp., Bass Pros Shops, Beatrice Companies and Deloitte & Touche.
Susie Crippen, previously Founder/Creative Director at Crippen and Founder at J Brand, is now Creative Director at J Brand.
Meredith Bligh, previously PR Manager at Escade of the Americas, is now PR Manager at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Tommy Hilfiger to Stage Spring 2017 Show in L.A.
Tommy Hilfiger is taking his see-now- buy-now consumer fashion show on the road in February. The collection will be presented in Venice Beach in LA and more than 3,000 press, buyers, industry influencers and consumers expected to attend the ocean-side runway show along the beach.
Calvin Klein Goes Co-Ed for Fall 2017 Show
Calvin Klein has confirmed that it will be combining its men’s and women’s shows during New York Fashion Week in February. This will be the first ever co-ed show for the brand as well as Creative Director Raf Simons’ first collection for the house after taking over in August.
Bottega Veneta to Hold Co-Ed Shows for 2017
Bottega Veneta has decided to maintain their co-ed format which they released in September 2016 to celebrate the houses anniversary. The house will combine men’s and women’s during Milan Fashion Week in February and September for the Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer collections.
Beauty Director Jane Larkworthy Leaving W Magazine
Larkworthy joined W in December 2000 when the magazine was part of Condé Nast’s Fairchild Publications.
Condé Nast Stops Self Magazine in Print
Condé Nast is closing Self magazine in print and will continue operating Self.com. Self’s regular print production will end with its February issue.
Carolyn Klystra, previously Executive Digital Director at Self, is now Editor-In-Chief at the publication.
Joyce Chang, previously Editor-In-Chief at Self, has left the magazine.
Erin Doherty, previously Editor-inC-hief at Glamour France, is now Editor-In-Chief at French Elle.
Françoise-Marie Santucci, previously Editor-In-Chief at French Elle, has left the magazine.
Caroline Vazzana, previously Digital Fashion Assistant at InStyle.com, is now contributing Fashion-Editor-at-Large at Global Glam Magazine.
The magazine publisher has elevated Good Housekeeping Editor-In-Chief, Jane Francisco to head its newly formed “Lifestyle Group.” Francisco will amp up the Group, which consists of Good Housekeeping, Redbook and Woman’s Day.
Deborah Needleman Leaves The New York Times as Editor
Deborah Needleman has left The New York Times Magazine after four years at the company. Needleman previously served as Editor of WSJ Magazine.
Jessica Marinaro, previously fashion PR manager at VPR, is now Senior Fashion Account Executive at Think PR.
Alexandra Lasky, previously VP at Shadow PR, is now owner at The Influence.
Agentry PR announces its representation of Selected Homme.
DKC announces its representation of Trunk Club.
Pistol PR announces its representation of Silver Mirror facial bar.
Alison Brod Marketing + Communications announces its representation of The Body Shop.
Williamson announces its representation of Rivay.
Suite PR announces its representation of Vivienne Pash.
The Bromley Group announces its representation of Joan Oloff Shoes.
Michele Marie PR announces its representation of Grans.
Beck PR announces its representation of Nugg Beauty.
The Influence announces its representation of Prey Swim by Audrina Patridge and Wanderluxxe.