THE IMPRESSION COMPILES THE MOST IMPORTANT PROFESSIONAL FASHION MOVES OF THE WEEK. Lee Holman Departs Lululemon Athletica, Nicola Glass Joins Kate Spade, Corey Moran to Google, Sarah Bailey Joins Porter Magazine
This week Lee Holman Departs Lululemon Athletica as SVP and Creative Director, Nicola Glass Joins Kate Spade as Creative Director, Google Names Corey Moran as Head of Industry for Fashion and Luxury, Sarah Bailey Joins Porter Magazine as Executive Brand Editor.
BY BRENNA O’DONNELL
BRANDS & Retailers
Lee Holman Departs Lululemon Athletica as SVP and Creative Director
Effective at the end of December, Lee Holman will leave Lululemon Athletica as Creative Director and SVP of the athletic wear company. Holman first joined Lululemon in 2014 acting as their SVP of Women’s Design, and before that he was VP of Apparel and Equipment Design at Nike. Holman has previously held executive design positions as Burberry, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Levi Strauss & Co.
Peggi Jewell Appointed Bailey Group President
The Bailey Group has tapped Peggi Jewell as their new President. Jewell has previously worked executive roles at Liz Claiborne, J. Crew, Lucky Brand, Kellwood and VF Corp.
Sharen Jester Turney Joins DK Retail as Special Adviser
Sharen Jester Turney is joining DK Retail Consulting as a Special Advisor, her first position since stepping down as CEO of Victoria’s Secret in 2006. Jester Turney will help advise the consulting brand on investments in fashion and luxury spaces.
Nicola Glass Joins Kate Spade as Creative Director
Kate Spade has found their new Creative Director in Nicola Glass. Previously, Glass was SVP of Accessories Design at Michael Kors, which included overseeing design for all the brand’s subdivisions including Michael Kors Collection and Michael Michael Kors. Glass has been with Michael Kors since 2004, but before that she was an Accessories Designer at Gucci. In her new role at Kate Spade, Glass will be responsible for the brand’s ready-to-wear, accessories, store aesthetics and overall brand imagery.
Milton Pappas Tapped as Hudson Bay Company’s Chief Marketing Officer
Having served as interim Chief Marketing Officer of Hudson Bay Company since June, Milton Pappas will now hold the position full time. In his new role, Pappas will develop and execute marketing strategy for the company’s retail business. Before joining Hudson Bay as SVP of Digital Marketing in 2016, Pappas was Chief Digital Officer for New York & Co.
Kevin Harter Switches Role at Bloomingdales to Group VP of Integrated Marketing
Kevin Harter is moving roles at Bloomingdale’s, where he has worked men’s fashion for more than 20 years. His newly created position, Group VP of Integrated Marketing, will develop and execute consistently strategic marketing plans for the Bloomingdale’s brand. Previously, Harter was VP of Fashion Direction for Men’s Wear and Home.
John Tighe Stepping Down From JC Penney as Chief Merchant
Chief Merchant of JC Penney John Tighe has leaving the company to pursue other opportunities, and his position will be eliminated as the retailer works on organizational restructuring. Tigue was promoted to EVP and Chief Merchant 2 years ago, and was previously SVP and Senior General Merchandise Manager.
Chris Salgardo Departs Kiehl’s as US Brand President
After 17 years with the L’Oréal-owned brand, Chris Salgardo is stepping down as the US Brand President. Salgardo is said to be staying on with the label as a brand ambassador.
Megan Grant Named Kiehl’s US Brand President
Succeeding Chris Salgardo, Megan Grant has been named US Brand President at Kiehl’s. Previously, Grant acted as General Manager of The Body Shop, but she previously worked at Kiehl’s from 2009-2014 starting as VP of Marketing and then promoted to Deputy General Manager.
Christopher Martinez, previously Digital Creative Director of Barneys New York, is now Executive Creative Director at Olivela.
Catherine Blazowski, previously Director of PR and Marketing at Eugenia Kim, is now Director of PR and Marketing at Lulu Frost.
Joshua Mills, previously PR Coordinator at Moncler, is now Public Relations Manager at Dior Homme.
Jacqueline Sumsky, previously Public Relations Coordinator at Burberry, is now Public Relations Manager at Spring.
Inin Reimel, previously Beauty Assistant at Glamour, is now Social Media Coordinator at Theory.
Carlyn Coy, previously Public Relations Manager at Max Mara, is now Senior Manager of Public Relations at Etro.
Google Names Corey Moran as Head of Industry for Fashion and Luxury
Google’s new Head of Industry for Fashion and Luxury is Corey Moran, who has been an account executive at Google since last year. Moran joined Google from beauty company Coty Inc. where he was Senior Director of U.S. Marketing for their fragrance portfolio.
Sarah Bailey Joins Porter Magazine as Executive Brand Editor
Filling a newly created role at the publication, Sarah Bailey joins Porter Magazine as their Executive Brand Editor. Bailey joins from Hearst Media where she was Editor-in-Chief of Red Magazine, as well as the Group Editorial Director for Red, Prima, and Good Housekeeping. Prior to that, Bailey was Editor-in-Chief of Elle UK and before that she spent a decade at Harper’s Bazaar. In Bailey’s new position at Porter Magazine, she will work to make Porter a stand-alone brand through a series of special events including galas and talks.
Jennifer Peros Promoted at US Weekly to Editor-in-Chief
Jennifer Peros, formerly Managing Editor at US Weekly, is now Editor-in-Chief of the Publication. Peros rejoined the publication in August after working at Entertainment Tonight as a Senior News Editor for 2 years. Before that, she has worked with US Weekly from 2011 to 2015, first as a Senior Reporter then as a Deputy News Director.
Daniel Hallac, previously Global Head of Product for Web, Video Products, and Editorial Tools at Bloomberg, is now Chief Product Officer at New York Media.
Ian Adelman, previously Consultant to New York Media’s rebrand of The Cut, is now Chief Creative Officer at New York Media.
Noël Duan, previously a Freelance Writer, is now Culture/Lifestyle Writer at Quartz and its new vertical Quartzy.
Moncler has announced Moncler Gamme Rouge and Moncler Gamme Bleu collections will be shuttering with the Spring 2018 season.
Helen Steed, previously VP Creative Director at Glossier, is now VP, Creative Director of Aruliden.
Alison Brod Marketing + Communications announces its representation of Nest Fragrances.
Couri Hay Creative Public Relationsannounces its representation of Art Miami.
Beach House PR announces its representation of Eyeko.
Pierce Mattie Communications announces its representation of Trilogy Natural Skincare.
Allen Media Consulting announces its representation of Rains.
Bollare Communications announces its representation of Lee and Wet Seal.
Creative Media Marketing announces its representation of Seven Haircare.
Ruff Communications announces its representation of Caj Beauty.