BY KENNETH RICHARD & MARISSA TORSIELLO
BRANDS & Retailers
Frederica Marchionni Departs Land’s End as CEO
Lands’ End and CEO/President Frederica Marchionni are parting ways. Marchionni is widely credited with updating the iconic American brand’s image, helping to down age the core adult consumer, validate a stand alone retail strategy, reaffirm their activewear positioning, revamp their website and catalogs, and on board a strong team including Chief Merchandising and Design Officer Joseph Boitano. Her departure which comes after 19 months at the helm and marks the second CEO turnover since since Lands’ End was spun off in 2014 from Sears Holdings Corp.. Prior to joining Lands’ End, Marchionni served as President of Dolce & Gabbana US, prior to that she held various leadership roles at Ferrari, Ericsson, Philips, and Samsung.
Bottega Veneta Names Claus-Dietrich Lahrs CEO
Bottega Veneta has appointed Claus-Dietrich Lahrs as Chief Executive Officer. Lahrs previously worked as Chief Executive Officer of Hugo Boss until February 2016. Prior to that, he held senior positions at luxury brands including Cartier, Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior Couture.
Kering Promotes Carlo Beretta to Chief Client & Marketing Officer
Carlo Alberto Beretta, former Chief Executive Officer of Kering-owned brand Bottega Veneta, will hold the newly created position of Chief Client & Marketing Officer. Beretta was previously Senior Merchandising Manager Retail Development Director at Ermenegildo Zegna for a total of 11 years. Prior to that, Beretta was the menswear Brand Manager at Valentino.
Nina Nitsche Appointed as Collection Director at Vetements
Vetements has named Nina Nitsche as Collection Director. Prior to this, Nitsche worked at Maison Margiela, for almost 20 years, starting under founder Martin Margiela as his first assistant and later as the Lead Designer.
Neiman Marcus Taps Carrie Fisher as SVP, CMO
Carrie Fisher has been appointed to Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Neiman Marcus Group. Fisher joins from Fossil Group, where she served as Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer and head of e-commerce. Prior to this, Fisher worked at Bain & Company as Manager for 3 years.
Anya Hindmarch Names Jason Brown President Japan
Jason Brown has been appointed to President Japan at Anya Hindmarch, replacing former President Masayoshi Kitada. Brown has over 25 years experience in managerial positions for brands including the LVMH-owned jewelry label Fred Jason, Saint Laurent and Hermès.
Claudia Poccia, previously President and CEO at Gurwitch Products, is now CMO at Bare Escentuals.
American Eagle Outfitters Taps Bob Madore as EVP, CFO
American Eagle Outfitters has appointed Bob Madore as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Previously, Madore was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Ralph Lauren Corporation. Prior to that, Madore was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of New York & Company.
Michelle Gaster Wasserman Tapped as CEO of Adam Lippes
Adam Lippes has named Michelle Gaster Wasserman as CEO. Gaster Wasserman previously served as Senior Director, North America E-commerce and Outlet E-commerce at Coach. She began her career at Bergdorf Goodman as a buyer for the European couture division
Dominic Jones Joins Astley Clarke as Creative Director
Astley Clarke has named jewellery designer Dominic Jones as Creative Director, where he will be responsible for all creative decisions within the company. Jones founded his eponymous jewellery label in 2009.
Simone Bolotin, previously Director of U.S. PR at Coty Prestige, is now Senior Director of U.S. Influencer Marketing/PR for the Coty Luxury division.
Emma Garner, previously PR Director at MSH & Partners, is now Director of PR and Advertising at Parlux Fragrances.
Russell Howe, previously PR Coordinator at Saks Fifth Avenue, is now Editorial/Marketing Specialist at the firm.
Dsquared2 Moves to Co-ed Show in January
Milan based Dsquared2 is shifting to co-ed shows staring in January. The move follows organizations such as Rag & Bone. Public School and Bottega Veneta that have folded their women’s into their men’s shows to give the women’s a longer sales cycle.
Gabriele Hackworthy, previously Editorial Fashion Director at Porter and Net-a-Porter.com, is now Global Fashion Director at Porter and Global Editorial Fashion Director at Net-a-Porter.com.
Rebecca Mason, previously Art Director at Porter, is now Creative Director.
InStyle Names Ruthie Friedlander as Site Director
Ruthie Friedlander is appointed to Site Director at InStyle. Friedlander previously worked at The Wall Group, where she held the position of Creative Team Lead since April 2016. Prior to that, she served as Deputy Editor of Elle.com and Senior Digital Manager at The Row.
Curtis Kelly, previously Director, National Media Relations at Bloomingdales, is now Vice President, Lifestyle at BrandLink Communications.
HL Group LA announces its VIP representation of Jill Stuart and Jill Jill Stuart.
BPCM announces its UK and US representation of Jerome Dreyfuss.