The Impression compiles the most important professional fashion moves of the week.
By Jessica Lofaro | Impressionist
BRANDS & RETAILERS
Philippe Galtié Named SVP at Tiffany & CO
Tiffany & Co. has named Philippe Galtié SVP, International. Previously, Galtié served as International Retail Director at Cartier for 15 years. Prior, he held a range of General Management and Global Marketing roles at Moët Hennessy, Mars Inc., Eridania Beghin-Say and the Nestlé Group.
Express Promotes Perry Pericleous to CFO
Perry Pericleous has been promoted to SVP, CFO, and Treasurer of Express Inc. Pericleous was previously the company’s VP of Finance. He will report to Matthew Moellering, EVP and COO of the Columbus, Ohio-based marketer of women’s and men’s apparel.
Alicia Valencia Named SVP at HSN
HSN has named Alicia Valencia SVP, Beauty. In her new position, Valencia will strengthen the retailer’s competitive positioning and grow the category. Valencia was previously VP and General Manager for Bobbi Brown, North America.
Etro Taps Francesco Freschi as General Manager
Etro has named Francesco Freschi as General Manager. For more than 20 years, he has been working for the company as External Consultant. In his new position, Freshi will work with the Etro family to boost international expansion.
Versace Appoints Stephen Croncota Marketing, PR and Communications Director
Versace Group has named Stephen Croncota Marketing, Public Relations and Communications Director. Croncota has worked at companies including Escada, Warner Bros. and Condé Nast and is returning to Versace after nine years.
Boucheron Taps Helene Poulit-Duquesne CEO
Helene Poulit-Duquesne has been named CEO of Boucheron. Previously, Poulit-Duquesne was the International Business and Client Development Director of Cartier since June 2014. In her new position, she will be ramping up its international expansion and reinforcing its elite positioning.
Sebastian Dietzmann Joins Mytheresa.com
Mytheresa.com has named Sebastian Dietzmann Managing Director. Dietzmann will be responsible for IT, operations, and shop management.
Johnny Coca Becomes Mulberry’s Creative Director
Mulberry has appointed Johnny Coca as Creative Director. Previously, Coca was Head Design Director for accessories, jewelry, leather goods, and shoes at Céline. In his new position, he will overesee and lead Mulberry’s design team on women’s and men’s leather accessories, shoes, ready-to-wear and soft accessories.
Twin-Set Names Alessandro Varisco CEO
Twin-Set Simona Barbieri SpA has named Alessandro Varisco CEO. Previously, Varisco was the CEO of Moschino. In his new position, he will be responsible for boosting the company’s international retail development.
Stefano Pilati steps down from Agnona
Designer Stefano Pilati, previous creative director of Yves Saint Laurent who parted ways with the firm in 2012 to join Ermenegildo Zegna, is stepping down as creative director of Agnona. Pilati will continue to work with Ermenegildo Zegna while pursuing women’s RTW via personal projects. The forthcoming Agnona collection to be shown in September will be designed by the brand in-house team.
Yoox Names Alex Alexander Chief Information Officer
Yoox has named Alex Alexander as Chief Information Officer. Alexander, who was previously with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for 3 years, will now lead all of Yoox’s technology functions.
Matt Feniger, previously NY Menswear Editor at WGSN, is now brand Marketing Manager at Matiere.
Adam McCollum, previously Director of PR at John Varvatos, has left the company.
Caroline Dura, previously Marketing and Communication Director, western regional sales at Dior, LVMH, has left the company.
Hillary Stronger, previously Account Executive at BPCM NY, is now Corporate Manager of PR at Neiman Marcus.
Erin Haggerty, previously Director, Corporate Communications at Calvin Klein, is now Director of PR at Charming Charlie.
Nicole Franco, previously Senior PR Coordinator at Salvatore Ferragamo, is now PR Manager of women’s RTW at Rebecca Minkoff.
Matteo Gabba Returns to Condé Nast Global Development
Matteo Gabba will rejoin Condé Nast as Associate Director. Gabba was previously the Marketing Director at 24 ORE Group. Prior to that, he was Group Marketing Director at Condé Nast Italy.
Mikki Halpin Exits Refinery29
Change is blooming at Refinery29, as the company will focus more on breaking news. Editorial Director, Mikki Halpin, has left Refinery29. Halpin previously worked at Glamour, serving in many different roles – including most recently editor-at-large.
David Swanson, previously Associate Editor at Rolling Stone, is now Features Editor at Details.
Noah Johnson, previously Deputy Editor at Style.com, is now Fashion Features editor at Details.
Izzy Grinspan, previously Executive Editor at Racked, is now Senior Editor at The Cut.
Mikki Haplin, previously Editorial Director at Refinery29, is now Deputy Editorial Director at The Cut.
Kaelyn Forde, previously Reporter and Producer at Al Jazeera Media Network, is now Executive Editor at Refinery29.
Alexandra Ilyashov, previously Features Editor at Daily Front Row, is now Fashion News Editor at Refinery29.
Kate Olsen Walters, previously Managing Director at HL Group LA, is now VP at the company.
Zeba Rashid, currently Account Supervisor at 5W Public Relations, is now Fashion Director at the company.
Linda Gaunt Communications announces its representation of Tadashi Shoji.
HL Group Los Angeles announces its representation of Bailey44.
KENWERKS announces its representation of Cult of Individuality.
The Lead announces its representation of Ariana Rockefeller.
HL Group announces its representation of Atea Oceanie.
LaForce + Stevens announces its representation of Angelys Balek.
Bollare Communication announces its representation of Urban Originals.
Agentry PR announces its representation of Feldspar Brook and J. Hilburn.
INDUSTRY GROUP announces its representation of KARIGAM.
Cristiano Magni Public Relations announces its representation of Ravazzolo.