THE IMPRESSION compiles the most important professional fashion moves of the week.


BRANDS & Retailers

Gian Giacomo Ferraris

Gian Giacomo Ferraris

Roberto Cavalli Appoints Gian Giacomo Ferraris CEO
Gian Giacomo Ferraris has been named CEO of Roberto Cavalli SpA. Ferraris was previously the CEO of Versace for seven years and credited with its profitable turnaround. Prior to Versace, Ferraris was CEO of the Jil Sander Group. Prior to that, he served as Managing Director of the RTW Division of Gucci Group.

Philip Brassington Joins Aquascutum as Managing Director
Philip Brassington has been tapped by Uk based Aquascutum as Managing Director. Brassington joins Aquascutum with over 19 years’ experience in luxury fashion, both in the UK and internationally. He most recently served as Managing Director at Alfred Dunhill.

Aquascutum Taps Te Dinh Sy Head of Menswear
Aquascutum has appointed Te Dinh Sy as Head of Menswear. Dinh Sy was previously Menswear Designer at Alexander McQueen, McQ by Alexander McQueen and Kenzo.

Barnabé Hardy

Barnabé Hardy

Men’s Creative Director to Exit Carven
Parisian Designer, Barnabé Hardy, will step down from his role as Creative Director of Menswear at Carven. The company would like to focus more on womenswear. Hardy was with Carven since 2015.

Sally Pitkin Steps Down as Billabong Director
Sally Pitkin has announced her retirement as the Director of Billabong International. Pitkin has been with Billabong for four and a half years, and has played various roles such as Chair of Human Resources and Remuneration Committee. Prior to Billabong, Pitkin served as Non-Executive Director of Link Group.

Mary Ellen Coyne

Mary Ellen Coyne

Mary Ellen Coyne, previously Chief Merchandising Officer of POLO Women’s and Children’s divisions at Ralph Lauren, is now CEO at J. McLaughlin. Prior to her nineteen years at Ralph Lauren, Coyne was EVP/GM of Victoria’s Secret Catalogue. She also held executive merchandising and product development positions at The Gap, Banana Republic, and Ann Taylor. She began her career in the Macy’s Training Program.

Tommy Fazio

Tommy Fazio

Tommy Fazio, previously President of Retail Fashion for UBM Americas, is now Fashion Director UBM Fashion Group.

Michelle Labovitz, previously PR Coordinator at Etro, has left the company.


Dominique Sisley, previously Digital Staff writer at Dazed, is now News Editor.

PUBLIC  Relations

Jack Cummings, previously Chief Reporter/Assistant Editor at The Tab, is now Weekend Social Editor at Vice.

Kirsten Nash, previously Senior Producer at Dizon Inc., is now VP.

Jena Brook, previously Senior Producer at Dizon Inc., is now VP.

Stephanie Puntillo, previously Producer at Dizon Inc., is now Director.

Laura Gammel

Laura Gammel

Laura Gammel, previously PR Director at BPMW NY, is now Communications Director at Starworks Group.

Matthew Owens, previously Account Executive at Shadow, is now Senior Account Executive.

Danielle Marmel, previously Account Executive at Shadow, is now Senior Account Executive.

Cate Hemingway, previously Senior Account Executive at PMKBNC, is now Account Supervisor at Brandsway Creative.

Nicole Myden

Nicole Myden

Nicole Myden, previously Director of Lifestyle at J Public Relations, is now SVP at Brandsway Creative.


Purple PR announces its representation of Trussardi.

Bollare announces its representation of Chinese Laundry, Dirty Laundry, CL by Laundry, and Kristin Cavallari by Chinese Laundry.

Full Picture announces its representation of Titan Industries, including Daya by Zendaya and Badgley Mischka.

Think PR announces its representation of Box of Style by The Zoe Report.