THE IMPRESSION COMPILES THE MOST IMPORTANT PROFESSIONAL FASHION MOVES OF THE WEEK.
BY TAYLOR RECCHIA | IMPRESSIONIST

BRANDS & RETAILERS

Cristiano Quieti steps Down as CEO of John Varvatos
Cristiano Quieti is stepping down from his role as CEO of John Varvatos, a position he held since February 2013. Previously, Quieti spent 18 years at Diesel USA, where he served as CEO.

James Long

James Long

Iceberg appoints James Long as Creative Director
James Long has been named Creative Director of Italian fashion house, Iceberg’s menswear line. The London-based designer’s Autumn/Winter 2016 collection will be unveiled at Milan Fashion Week in January 2016. Long will continue showing his namesake menswear line, which he launched in 2008.

Charlotte David Joins Hermès as EVP Communications
Hermès has named Charlotte David as Executive VP of Communication as well as a member of the Hermès International executive committee. Prior to joining Hermès, David served as General Manager and Head of Development at various communication agencies such as BETC, Mcann-Erickson, VCCP and Mother.

Laura Kaplan promoted to President of Paul Andrew
NY luxury accessory design house, Paul Andrew, has promoted Laura Kaplan to the role of President. Kaplan joined the firm in 2014 serving as VP of Merchandising and Sales. Prior to Paul Andrew, Kaplan held various merchandising and sales roles at AllSaints, Ralph Lauren, and Gucci.

Eric Shaughnessy, previously SVP at Concept One, is now SVP Sales at Eyeking.

Connor Reilly, previously PR Manager, womenswear at Calvin Klein Inc., is now Sr. Manager, PR at Giorgio Armani.

Claire Buxton, previously PR Manager at Redken/Pureology, is now Director of PR at Maybelline.

Stacy Pinkas, previously Head of Media Marketing at Swatch, is now Communications Director in the US and Canada at Raymond Weil.

Alex Paige, previously PR Coordinator at Lanvin, is now PR Manager in the U.S.


SHOWS

Tom Ford to show his first men’s runway show in London
Tom Ford will be showing his Autumn/Winter 2016 collection as part of the official London Collections Menswear calendar on Monday, January 11, at 6:30pm. The show will mark the final slot of the London Men’s Collection’s shows and the first men’s fashion show for the house of Tom Ford.

Gucci moves cruise show to London
The house of Gucci, whose Creative Director Alessandro Michele moved their Resort 2016 show to New York this year, has announced they relocate their upcoming cruise show to an undetermined location in London.


MEDIA

Linda Wells

Linda Wells

Linda Wells Steps Down as Editor-in-Chief at Allure
After 25 years, Linda Wells, the founding editor of Allure magazine, is stepping down from her role. Wells will remain on the Allure masthead as its Founding Editor and will transition to an unspecified advisory role at Condé Nast publications.

Michelle Lee

Michelle Lee

Michelle Lee Named Editor-in-Chief at Allure
A week after leaving her post as Editor-in-Chief and CMO at Nylon Magazine, Michelle Lee has joined Condé Nast as Editor-in-Chief of Allure magazine.

Yasmin Sewell

Yasmin Sewell

Style.com taps Yasmin Sewell as Fashion Director
Condé Nast owned e-commerce business, Style.com, has named Yasmin Sewell as Fashion Director. Sewell comes from her own consulting agency which she founded in 2008. Her clients roster included Hermés, Mulberry, Liberty of London, Maje and others. Prior to her consultancy, Sewell was Buying Director at Browns in London.

Jason Wagenheim

Jason Wagenheim

Teen Vogue Publisher Jason Wagenheim Exits
Jason Wagenheim, Publisher at Teen Vogue, is leaving the company after four years. Conde Nast’s Chief Revenue Officer and Publisher of Vogue, Susan Plagemann will replace Wagenheim. Teen Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief, Amy Astley will report to Artistic Director Anna Wintour, who will continue to oversee editorial operations with her.

Emily Holt

Emily Holt

Emily Holt, previously Fashion News Editor at Vogue, is now Creative Director in residence at Fab.

Friquette Thévenet-Mondino, previously Fashion Editor-in-Chief at French ELLE, has left the company.

Lavinel Savu, previously Assistant Managing Editor at InStyle, is now Executive Managing Editor.

Beth Stebner, previously Freelance Writer, is now Lifestyle Editor at StyleCaster.

Faye Penn, previously Executive Editor at the New York Observer, is now Editorial Projects Director in the U.S. at InStyle.

Eric Sullivan, previously Associate Editor at GQ, is now Features Editor at Esquire.com.

Sigrid Stamkot, previously Senior Editor, Fashion and Beauty at Metro Netherlands, is now Online Editor at Harper’s Bazaar Netherlands.

Kelsi Ignomirello, previously Account Coordinator at Push the Envelope PR, is now Associate Publicist at Bauer Media Group.

Jonathan Koa, previously Comedy Executive at ABC, is now SVP, Scripted Programming at Condé Nast Entertainment.


PUBLIC RELATIONS

The Communications Store taps Jo Levin
Jo Levin joins The Communication Store as Consultant Creative Director. She will work with Julietta Dexter, founder of TCS and Director Daniel Marks across the PR agency’s client portfolio. Prior, Levin served as Fashion Director at British GQ for nearly 24 years before stepping down from the role in October.

Nathan Kovach

Nathan Kovach

Nathan Kovach, previously Senior Account Executive at Bradbury Lewis, is now Senior Publicist at KCD.

Tyler Martin, previously Freelance Publicist at KCD, has been named junior publicist.

Maxime Richard, previously Account Executive at ZOÏ Agency, is now Account Director at Black Frame.

Tommy Fazio, previously President at UBM Men’s Fashion, is now President of Retail Fashion.

Erik Ulin, previously President at J.Lindeberg USA, is now President of Men’s Fashion at UBM Americas.

Chris DeMoulin, previously President of Licensing and SVP, Customer Development, Powersports and Automotive at UBM Advanstar, is now Managing Director of Fashion at UBM Americas.

Kristina Bonés, previously PR Manager at Camuto, is now Account Executive at Michele Marie PR.

Jamie Glushon, previously Senior Account Manager at HL Group, is now PR Manager at Laurel & Wolf.

Jordan Murphy, previously Account Executive at Film Fashion, is now Account Executive and VIP Manager at Droese Public Relations.

Mallory Levy, previously Freelance PR Assistant at Donna Karan, is now PR and Digital Marketing Coordinator at Kenwerks.


REPRESENTATION

Bollare Communication announces its representation of Frankie’s Bikinis, Gooseberry Intimates, and Rollas Denim.

Droese Public Relations announces its representation of The Barfield Collection.

Purple NY announces its representation of Battistoni.

Wick and Co. announces its representation of Uniform Wares.

MAO Public Relations announces its representation of Lodovico Zordanazzo, and Breelayne.

Wetherly announces its representation of Koral.

EB Consults announces its representation of Michelle Helene and Trapstar London.

CLD PR announces its representation of Judie Frances and Drukker Designs.

HL Group announces its representation of Frances Valentine.

JBC announces its representation of Rallier and Negative Underwear.

Michelle Marie PR announces its representation of Luba by Hannah Payne.


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