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

BRANDS & Retailers

Philippe Mougenot

Philippe Mougenot

Philippe Mougenot Retires from Chanel
President of Chanel’s watch and jewelry division, Philippe Mougenot, will retire from the house at the end of June to spend more time with his family. Mougenot joined Chanel in 1999 as President of the watch and jewelry division and is widely credited for growing the categories of the house.

Perry Ellis Taps Lisa Z. Kauffman as CMO
Miami-based Perry Ellis International has appointed Lisa Z. Kauffman as EVP and Chief Marketing Officer. Kauffman was most recently CMO of Royal Caribbean’s Celebrity Cruises for the past five years. Prior to that she held various marketing roles at Macy’s Florida and The Walt Disney Co. consumer products division. Kauffman began her career in buying at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Arthur Valdez Jr

Arthur Valdez Jr.

Arthur Valdez Jr. Tapped as Target Chief Supply Chain
Arthur Valdez Jr. has been named as EVP and Chief Supply Chain and Logistics Officer at Target. Valdez spent the past 16 years working in supply chain, transportation and logistics at Seattle-based Amazon. Prior to that Valdez held various roles at Kmart and Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Kering Taps Béatrice Lazat as SVP Human Resources
Luxury conglomerate Kering has named Béatrice Lazat as Human Resources Director. Lazat was previously HR Director Asia Pacific for L’Oreal and prior to that held various HR roles at Cartier and Christofle. Lazat will report to Managing Director of Kering, Jean-François Palus, and will be a member of the group’s executive committee.

Michael Kors Taps Scott Zalaznik as SVP of Digital & E-Commerce
New York-based design house Michael Kors has appointed Scott Zalaznik SVP of Digital and E-commerce. Zalaznik was previously Head of Global Retail for mobile ad-tech firm xAd. Prior to that Zalaznik spent 15 years at Sprint, running digital marketing in the last two.

Tanya Golesic

Tanya Golesic

Jimmy Choo USA Names Tanya Golesic U.S. President
London-based design house, Jimmy Choo, has appointed Tanya Golesic as U.S. President of subsidiary, J Choo USA Inc. Golesic will be based in New York and oversee U.S. and Canada operations. She will report to London-based CEO, Pierre Denis. Golesic previously was Chief Commercial Officer at Canada Goose. Prior to that she was SVP Global Sales and Planning at Marc Jacobs and held various roles at Jones Group and Ralph Lauren Corp.

Aeffe Promotes Carlo Mengucci to Head of Worldwide PR
Aeffe Group, owners of Alberta Ferretti, Moschino, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, Pollini, and Emanuel Ungaro by Fausto Puglisi, have promoted Carlo Mengucci to Worldwide Communications and PR Director after 6 years with the firm. Mengucci joined the company in 2010 from Roberto Cavalli, where he spent five years as PR Manager.

Michael Belgue

Michael Belgue Tapped as Creative Director & VP Marketing at Native
Vancouver-based footwear brand, Native, has named Michael Belgue as Creative Director & VP Marketing. Belgue was previously Sales Director for Men’s and Women’s Footwear at John Fluevog. Prior to that Belgue cofounded the Paris-based Hobo Media and corresponding fashion journal, Hobo Magazine.

Kendall Knysch, previously PR Manager at Alexis Bittar, is now PR Manager at Cole Haan.

Ashley Goldstein, previously PR Coordinator at Splendid and Ella Moss, is now PR Manager at the company.

Rachel Bernardo, previously PR Assistant at Samantha Slaven Publicity, is now PR Assistant at Splendid and Ella Moss.

Chloe Preussker, previously PR and Special Events Executive at the Academy of Art University, School of Fashion, is now PR Specialist at The RealReal.

Jennifer Conti, previously Senior Marketing and PR Account Executive at H.Stern, has left the company.


Architectural Digest Taps Vicky Lowry as Editorial Projects Director
Architectural Digest has named Vicky Lowry the publication’s Editorial Projects Director. Lowry joins Condé Nast-owned AD from Hearst, where she worked as Features Director of Elle Decor, House Beautiful and Veranda. Prior to Hearst, Lowry served as Executive Editor of Martha Stewart Living and Elle Decor.

Hillery Williams, previously Account Manager at The New York Times, is now Beauty Director at Marie Claire US.

Leigh Belz Ray, previously Editorial Director at, is now News and Features Director at InStyle.

Sharon Clott Kanter, previously Senior Editor at InStyle, is now Deputy Style Director at People.

Marissa Rubin, previously Senior Market Editor at People Style Watch, is now Market Director.

Anne Latini, previously Art Assistant at People Style Watch, is now Designer.

Kami Phillips, previously Fashion Assistant at People Style Watch, is now Assistant Editor.

Ashley Kiely, previously Fashion Assistant at People Style Watch, is now Assistant Editor.

Megan McIntyre, previously Beauty Director at Refinery29, is now Beauty Features Director.

Cat Quinn O’Neill, previously Deputy Beauty Director at Refinery29, is now Beauty Director.

Aemilia Madden, previously Assistant Fashion Editor at POPSUGAR, is now Editor at Who What Wear.

PUBLIC Relations

Jen Fruzzetti, previously Assistant VP at Nike Communications, is now VP at Hunter PR.

Zoe Dupuis, previously PR Assistant at Fendi, is now Senior PR Manager at Coded PR.

Joseph Suchodolski, previously Account Executive, Men’s, at BPCM, has left the company.


Black Frame announces its representation of Maison Mayle and Elie Saab in North America.

Wetherly Group announces its representation of Swatch, Feiyue, and Neil J. Rodgers.

HWPR announces its representation of Messika.

Le Brain announces its representation of Julie Vos.