The Impression compiles the most important professional fashion moves of the week.
[intense_hr size=”large” accent_width=”30″ accent_height=”3″] By Jessica Lofaro | Impressionist
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Jennifer Crawford Resigns From Calvin Klein Inc.
Jennifer Crawford, EVP, Global Communications at Calvin Klein Inc., has resigned from her post to pursue personal projects. She had been with CKI for 11 years, gaining industry-wide respect and influence. Crawford rose from Director of Corporate Communications to SVP of Global Communications to her most recent role, which she assumed in October.
Rag & Bone Taps Johanna Murphy as Global CMO
Rag & Bone has named Johanna Murphy to the newly created position of Global CMO. Murphy was previously CMO at Ivanka Trump.
Steve Rendle Appointed President, COO of VF Corp.
Steve Rendle has been promoted to President and COO of VF Corp. and added to the apparel firm’s board of directors. In his new position, Rendle will oversee all of VF’s business coalitions worldwide. He will also assume responsibility for the Greensboro, N.C.-based company’s supply chain and direct-to-consumer platforms. Since 2011, Rendle has served as VP of VF and Group President of its Outdoor & Action Sports in the U.S. unit.
Guillaume Jesel Appointed SVP at Tom Ford Beauty
Tom Ford Beauty has named Guillaume Jesel as SVP and Global GM. Jesel, who was previously with the Estée Lauder Companies for 14 years, will lead the global beauty brand, working directly with Tom Ford and reporting to Group President of the Estée Lauder Companies, John Demsey.
Melissa Cabot Joins Caruso as SVP Marketing
Caruso Affiliated has added Melissa Cabot to their team as SVP of Marketing. Previously, Cabot had her own consulting firm, Cabot Consulting, which worked with MTV. She was also a former VP of Brand Marketing at Lucky Brand.
Prerna Balani is now Director of Global Communications at John Hardy.
Shaun Kearney Joins Fabletics as VP of Design
Shaun Kearney has joined Just Fab Inc. as VP of Design and Fashion Director of Fabletics and FL2 men’s. Previously, Kearney was Chief Creative Officer of Muse Apparel Group, where he oversaw contemporary/modern brands Ivy + Blu, Muse and product development for such retailers as Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom. Earlier, he was EVP and Creative Director for Magaschoni, and before that was Executive Design Consultant for Anthropologie and EVP of Design and Creative Director at Cynthia Steffe.
Holt Renfrew’s Barbara Atkin Retires
After 28 years at Holt Renfrew — the last 10 as VP of Fashion Direction — Barbara Atkin has retired. She oversaw men’s and women’s fashion at the Canadian retailer.
Matthew Rubel Named Senior Advisor at Roark Capital
Matthew Rubel has been named Senior Advisor at Roark Capital Group. Previously, Rubel was a Senior Advisor at TPG Capital, working with the private equity firm to find new investments and assist in helping current investments grow and succeed.
Karine Ohana Joins Board of Atrium European Real Estate
Karine Ohana, a partner at investment firm Ohana & Co., has been appointed an independent non-executive Director of Atrium European Real Estate. Ohana was a board member of Citycon Oyj, a Finish developer of shopping centers, from 2013 to 2015. The executive has more than 30 years of investment banking and financial advisory experience.
Kathee Tesija Moves to Advisory Role at Target
EVP, Chief Merchandising and Supply Chain Officer, Kathee Tesija, will move into an advisory role at Target Corp.
Mark Brody appointed interim CFO at Vince
Mark Brody has been tapped as CFO of Vince Holding Corp. to replace Lisa Klinger, who resigned from the firm. Brody was most recently Managing Director and Group CFO at Sun Capital Partners, Inc.
Maureen Case appointed president of Violet Grey
Los Angeles-based luxury beauty company Violet Grey has named Maureen Case as President of the company. Case joins Violet Grey from her tenure at The Estée Lauder Companies, where she held multiple leadership roles – most recently as President of Jo Malone London. Prior to that position, Case was Global Brand President, Specialty Group, which included Jo Malone London, Bobbi Brown and La Mer.
Valextra taps Sara Ferrero as CEO
Luxury leather good firm Valextra has appointed Sara Ferrero as its new CEO. Ferrero was previously Chief Executive at Joseph. She is a partner at NEO Capital, which holds a majority stake in Valextra.
Dazed Names Isabella Burley Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director
Current editor of Dazed, Isabella Burley, has been promoted to Editor-in-Chief at the title. Burley succeeds Tim Noakes, who has been appointed Editorial Director.
Robbie Spencer appointed Creative Director of Dazed
Robbie Spencer, who has been a member of the fashion team at Dazed since 2004, has been named Fashion Director at the title.
Jana Gale, previously Senior Creative Director, Advertising, at The Lucky Group, is now Executive Creative Director, Group Marketing, at Hearst Men’s Group.[intense_hr size=”large” accent_width=”30″ accent_height=”3″]
Danielle McGrory, previously Senior Digital Director at KCD, is now VP Digital at the company.
Sana Javaid, previously VP at NKPR, is now VP at Rubenstein PR.
Diana Thomas, previously Senior PR Manager at Armani Exchange, is now Brand Communications and Events Executive at Victoria’s Secret.
Brittanae Casper, previously PR and Special Events Coordinator at Lord & Taylor, is now Senior Account Executive at YCC Agency.
Jeff Ryan, previously Senior Account Executive at COLLECTIVE Communications, is now Account Manager at Exposure America.
Mina Yoo, previously Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief at Marie Claire, is now Account Executive at Grayscale PR.
Leah Lefo, previously Account Executive at TLCommunications, is now Account Executive at BPCM.
Joey Zauzig, previously Fashion Assistant at WSJ., is now Account Executive at BCPM.
Lily Duh, previously an Account Executive at BPCM, has left the company.
Tyler Everhat, previously PR Coordinator at Citizens of Humanity, is now VIP celebrity relations Account Executive at THINK PR.
Liz Austin, previously Senior Account Executive at Regan Communications, is now Account Manager at THINK PR.
Allison Frazier, previously Associate Account Manager at Glodow Nead Communications, is now Account Supervisor at Covet PR.
Melanie Gershman, previously specialist at Opening Ceremony, is now Showroom Manager at Starworks Group.
Kira Tirshfield, previously intern at Covet PR, is now Publicity Assistant at the company.
Khriston Hawkins, previously PR Assistant at Starworks, is now PR Account Coordinator at MHA Media.[intense_hr size=”large” accent_width=”30″ accent_height=”3″]
MHA Media announces its representation of Thomas Wylde for VIP Services.
Starworks Group US announces its representation of August Getty.
LaForce + Stevens announces its representation of J.W. Hulme Co.
Bollare Communication announces its representation of Donna Mizani, She Made Me and Z Supply.
Be Social PR announces its representation of Ayra Swimwear.
Grayscale PR announces its representation of Maria Aria Black Jewellery.
Factory PR announces its representation of Gordon Rush and Crosby Square.