The Impression compiles the most important professional fashion moves of the week.
By Taylor Recchia | Impressionist
BRANDS & RETAILERS
Ralph Lauren Steps Down as CEO
Founder of one of America’s most iconic luxury lifestyle brands, Ralph Lauren has announced that he is stepping down as CEO of Ralph Lauren Corp. Lauren will continue his leadership roles as Chairman and Chief Designer.
Stefan Larsson Tapped as CEO of Ralph Lauren
Stefan Larsson, previously Global President of Old Navy, has been tapped by Ralph Lauren as the firms new CEO, effective in November. Prior to Old Navy, Larsson spent 15 years at Swedish retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M). Larsson will report to Ralph Lauren. The fashion company today controls 25 brands including Polo Ralph Lauren, Club Monaco and Denim & Supply.
Calvin Klein Collection Taps Michelle Kessler-Sanders as President
Michelle Kessler-Sanders has been appointed President of Calvin Klein Collection, where she will report to CEO of Calvin Klein Inc., Steve Shiffman. Kessler-Sanders previously worked at Vera Wang Group, where she served as EVP and Creative Director since 2011.
Louise Beveridge Exits Kering
Louise Beveridge departs from Kering as SVP of Communications, after four years. Beveridge directed the rebranding of the company’s communications, including its name change from PPR in 2013. Her successor has not yet been appointed.
Clarins Names Jonathan Zrihen CEO
Jonathan Zrihen succeeds Philip Shearer as Global CEO of Clarins Groupe. Zrihen first joined the company in 1993 and in 2013, he was appointed Chief Executive and President of Clarins Americas, before being named Global COO of Clarins Groupe this February.
Christopher Bastin Departs Gant
Creative Director, Christopher Bastin of Swedish fashion brand Gant has stepped down after three years. Gant expects to name his successor before the end of the year.
Puma Appoints Daniela Molin as Accessories & Licensing Manager
Daniela Molin has been named General Manager of Accessories and Licensing at Puma. The role belonged to Philippe Le-Bretton, who has been promoted to General Manager of Puma Southeast Asia. Molin first joined the sportswear brand in 1996 and served as head of product management and accessories.
Jonathan Saven to be President of A.L.C.
Jonathan Saven has been named President of Los Angeles-based contemporary label A.L.C. Previously, Saven was President of VF Corporation’s Splendid and Ella Moss brands.
Paul Pressler Joins EBay Board
Former Gap Inc. CEO, Paul Pressler joins Ebay’s board where he will serve on the audit, corporate governance and nominating committees. Pressler serves a variety of roles such as being a partner at private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice LLC. He also serves as chairman of David’s Bridal Inc., SiteOne Landscape Supply Inc. and is on the board of The DryBar Inc.
Alan Krantzler, previously Chief Marketing Officer at Tumi, is now President at Baggallini.
Thomas Trube-Bourne, previously Director of Sales at Sophie Theallet, is now Director of Sales at Christian Siriano.
Fern Mallis is now Fashion Programming Consultant at Pier59 Studios.
Chad Evans, previously Senior Fashion and Accessories enthusiast at Kravetz PR, has been moved to in-house PR at Steve Madden.
Katja Douedari, previously VP of Marketing at Diesel, has left the company.
Andy Hart, previously VP, Advertising and Online at HMI from Microsoft, is now SVP, Chief Revenue Officer at Hearst Magazines International.
Lindsay Schallon, previously Senior Style Editor at People, has been appointed Senior Digital Beauty Editor at Glamour.com.
Kristina Rodulfo, previously freelance contributor to InStyle.com, StyleCaster, and Into the Gloss, is now Associate Editor at ELLE.com.
Prachi Gupta, previously Managing Editor at Animal New York, is now Senior Writer at Cosmopolitan.com.
Cat Buckley, previously Editorial Associate at Vanity Fair, is now Assistant Editor.
Maura Walters, previously Deputy Editor at Bloomberg Pursuits, is now Digital Executive Editor at cntraveler.com.
Lindy Segal, previously Associate Editor at Glamour, is now Style Social Media Editor at People.com.
Jamie Blynn, previously Editorial Assistant at Us Weekly, is now Assistant Editor.
Colleen Kittell, previously VP of Marketing at The Bainbridge Companies, is now VP of PR and Marketing at BrandLink Communications.
Tace Joelle Loeb, previously Senior Account Executive at Planit, is now Senior Marketing Manager at BrandLink Communications.
Misty Holbert is now PR Manager at BrandLink Communications.
Molly Raney, previously Director of Communications at Alternative Apparel, is now VP, Fashion at Full Picture.
Victoria Arnold, previously Account Executive at Fingerprint Communications, is now Fashion Account Director.
Delia Carnero, previously Account Coordinator at Wetherly, is now Account Executive at Krupp Group.
Tessa Bonnstetter, previously intern at Mood of Living, is now Account Coordinator at Style House PR.
Laci Schlicker, previously Showroom Manager at SHO+CO, is now VIP Coordinator.
BPCM announces its representation of BLK DNM.
Michele Marie PR announces its representation of Filthy Haanz.
Samantha Slaven Publicity announces its representation of Kari Traa.
Style House PR announces representation of Vive.