The Impression compiles the most important professional fashion moves of the week.

By Jessica Lofaro | Impressionist


Grita Loebsack

Grita Loebsack

Kering Appoints Grita Loebsack CEO of Luxury Emerging Brands
Kering has appointed Grita Loebsack as CEO of its luxury couture and leather goods emerging brands. In her new position, she will now have responsibility over Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Brioni, Christopher Kane, Stella McCartney and Tomas Maier.

Paul Griffin Exits Ted Baker
President of Ted Baker London’s North American retail division, Paul Griffin, has exited the company after 16 years. Griffin has been President of North American retail for five months. Previously, he was EVP of North American retail for 13 years.

Jean d'Arthuy

Jean d’Arthuy

Maison Lejaby Names Jean d’Arthuys President
Maison Lejaby has named Jean d’Arthuys as President. Previously, D’Arthuys was a member of the Executive Committee at Fonds Stratégique d’Investissement.

Jimmy Choo Names Parker and Kamenetzky New Board Directors
Jimmy Choo has named Meribeth Parker and Anna-Lena Kamenetzky as Non-Executive Board Directors. Previously, Parker was a media and luxury consultant following a 14-year career at Hearst Magazines U.K. Prior, she spent five years as Publishing Director of Where London Magazine. Previously, Kamenetzky was Head of Business Development at JAB Holding.

Mauro Grimaldi tapped as CEO of Emilio Pucci
VP of sales, marketing and communications at Elie Saab, Mauro Grimaldi, has been named as the new CEO of Emilio Pucci effective September 14. Prior to Elie Saab, Grimaldi was West/Central Europe Director of Salvatore Ferragamo.

Rod Manley

Rod Manley

Rod Manley appointed EVP Global Communications at Calvin Klein
Calvin Klein has named Rod Manley as eEVP of Global Communications, effective August 31. Previously, Manley served as SVP of Communications at Giorgio Armani. Manley will report to Calvin Klein CMO Melisa Goldie.

April Hennig

April Hennig

April Hennig, formerly VP and Divisional Merchandise Manager at Bergdorf Goodman, is now President at Jonathan Simkhai.

CeCe Coffin

CeCe Coffin

CeCe Coffin, formerly SVP of Global Communications at Clinique, is now VP of Global Communications at David Yurman.

Natalie Brewster

Natalie Brewster appoints Natalie Brewster as Style Director has tapped Natalie Brewster as Style Director. Brewster is now responsible for the editorial fashion direction of all womenswear content for digital and print. Previously, she was Fashion Editor at and The Edit.

Tara Schmidt, formerly Manager of VIP Relations at Prada, has left the company.

Marie-Sabine Leclercq

Marie-Sabine Leclercq

Marie-Sabine Leclercq, formerly Head of International Trade Marketing and Communications at Longchamp, is now Global Communications Director at Lanvin, effective August 31st.

John Douglas

John Douglas

John Douglas Joins MCM as CIO
German leather goods house MCM has tapped John Douglas as Chief Information Officer. Douglas was previously CIO at Burberry.

Mikkel Berg

Mikkel Berg

Endless Jewelry Names Mikkel Berg as CMO
Danish jewelry brand Endless Jewelry has tapped Mikkel Berg as Global CMO. Berg was previously CEO of Julie Sandlau, and before that, Global CMO at Pandora.

Billy Ku appointed President of Big Star
LA based denim manufacture, Koos Manufacturing Inc., owner of Big Star and AG, has named Billy Ku as President of Big Star. Ku previously served as Chief Administrative Officer of Koos for five years as and succeeds Kee Song, who had been with the firm for more than 30 years.


Alex White, formerly Fashion Director at W, is now U.S. Fashion Director-at-Large at PORTER.

Emma Sutton Exits Dazed Group
Emma Sutton, Marketing Director at Dazed Group, which publishes Dazed and AnOther Magazine, is leaving the company after five years. Sutton joined Dazed as a marketing and events consultant in 2011.

Noelle Sciacca, formerly Fashion Market Editor at Lucky, is now Fashion Reporter at Mashable.

Mia Adorante, formerly Associate to the Fashion and Style Director at W, is now Assistant Beauty Editor at the magazine.

Hannah Orenstein, formerly an Editorial Intern at, is now Writer at

Cody Jones, formerly an assistant at Paper Magazine, is now Fashion Assistant at the New York Post.


Kilee Hughes, formerly Director of PR for North America and Canada at NET-A-PORTER, is now President of her new PR firm, Six One Agency.

Brittany Lamp, formerly Senior Social Media and Digital Manager at RAJ Manufacturing, is now Account Assistant at Beach House PR.

Go Kasai is now Account Executive at Williamson PR.

Kristin Kelly, formerly Account Executive at Mega Mega Projects, is now Account Executive at Williamson PR.

Katie Rudik, formerly Account Manager at Starworks Group, is now Fashion Account Director at Purple PR.


Krupp Group announces its representation of Ashley Pittman.

Full Picture announces its representation of Jordache Jeans.

Beach House PR announces its representation of Per-fékt Beauty.

LaForce + Stevens announces its representation of JUSTFAB.