The Impression compiles the most important professional fashion moves of the week.
By Jessica Lofaro | Impressionist
BRANDS & RETAILERS
Paul Marciano shifts from CEO to Executive Chairman at Guess
One of the four brothers who founded Guess, Paul Marciano, will become Executive Chairman, replacing his brother Maurice. Marciano will also continue his role as Chief Creative Officer.
Guess Names Victor Herrero CEO
Victor Herrero will succeed Paul Marciano as CEO of Guess. Previously, Herrero was head of Asia Pacific at Inditex, which owns brands such as Zara, Massimo Dutti and Stradivarius. Before his role at Inditex, Herrero was a consultant at Arthur Andersen.
Tom & Ruth Chapman Step Down as Matches CEOs
After 27 years the founders of Matches Fashion, Tom and Ruth Chapman, have stepped down from their roles as CEOs. The current COO, Ulric Jerome, will take over as CEO.
Lanvin Names Elyse Nemerever EVP
Elyse Nemerever has become EVP of Lanvin. In her new role, Nemerever will be responsible for developing the company’s American wholesale and retail businesses.
Jonathan Saunders Hires Rupert Maunsell as CEO
Jonathan Saunders has hired Rupert Maunsell as its first CEO. Previously, Maunsell was Operations Director at Mary Katrantzou. He will be responsible for executing the strategic growth of the brand.
Jill Granoff Steps Down as CEO of Vince
Vince’s CEO, Jill Granoff, is to step down from her role. Granoff will remain with the company as the board of directors seeks a replacement.
Fabio D’Angelantonio Leaves Luxottica
CMO, Fabio D’Angelantonio is leaving his role at Luxottica. Previosuly, D’Angelantonio was President of Luxottica’s retail chain, Sunglass Hut.
Anne Fahey, previously VP of Marketing and Communications at Alexis Bittar, has left the company to start consulting.
Terdema Ussery Moves to Under Armour
Terdema Ussery will leave the National Basketball Association’s Dallas Mavericks to take on the new role of President of Global Sports categories at Under Armour Inc. Ussery will be responsible for leading category management across all key brand and business units around the world to drive authenticity and connectivity with consumers.
Jesse W. Curlee Departs Supima
President and CEO of Supima, Jesse W. Curlee, will retire at the end of the year. Curlee will be succeeded by Supima’s current EVP, Marc A. Lewkowitz.
Leigh Brill, previously Account Director, PR at Starworks Group, is now PR Director at BCBG Max Azria Group.
Jaime Tighe Maceroni, previously PR Manager at Shoshana, is now PR Director at Norma Kamali.
Versus Versace joining London Fashion Week
For Spring 2016, artistic director Anthony Vaccarello will present his first show for the Versus Versace brand in London rather than in New York, where the house has shown for several seasons.
Eva Chen, previously Editor-in-Chief of Lucky, is now head of fashion partnerships at Instagram.
Maura Lynch, previously Senior Beauty Editor at Lucky, is now Senior Beauty Editor at Instyle.
Colin Schoenberger, previously Associate Director, Social Media and Analytics at PBS New York, is now Senior Editor, audience development at Instyle.
Brittany Kozerski, previously Market Editor at Marie Claire, is now Senior Market Editor at the publication.
Autumn Lewis, previously Account Executive at Michele Marie PR, is now Senior Account Executive at THINK PR.
Gabriela Lawrence, previously Communications Assistant at Urban Zen, is now Fashion Account Coordinator at THINK PR.
Lauren Regis, previously PR manager at Black Frame, is now Senior Account Executive at SHADOW PR.
Samantha Fukushima, previously Account Manager at SHO+CO, is now Senior Account Manager at the company.
Caroline Christman, previously Account Director at HL Group, is now Strategic Communication Director at Waterhouse Public Relations.
Wetherly Group announces its representation of TACORI.
Karla Otto New York announces its representation of Perrin Paris.
SHO and Company announces its representation of Topshop and Topman for VIP services.
SHADOW PR announces its representation of Vineyard Vines.
Paul Wilmot Communications announces its representation of Butterfly Beauty, LLC.
POST+BEAM announces its representation of Sarah & Sebastian.