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

By Taylor Recchia | Impressionist


Colin Porter to take over as CEO of Joules
Tom Joule, CEO and founder of the clothing brand Joules, has stepped down from his role in order to focus on the brand’s creative design. Managing Director of Joules, Colin Porter, has been promoted to its new CEO. Prior to Joules, Porter served as Joint Managing Director at Crombie and spent 10 years at House of Fraser.

Lorenzo Panerai

Lorenzo Panerai

Aeffe Names Lorenzo Panerai as COO of Pollini
Italian based holding company Aeffe, parent of Moschino, Pollini, and Alberta Ferretti, has appointed Lorenzo Panerai as COO of Pollini. Panerai was previously Director of Leather Goods at Prada.

Corrado Masini

Corrado Masini

Aeffe Taps Corrado Masini as Director General of Moschino
Corrado Masini is now Director General of Moschino. Previously Masini held various roles at Pinko, Diesel and Giorgio Armani.

Terence Reilly

Terence Reilly

Terence Reilly Named SVP CMO of Crocs
Crocs has promoted Terence Reilly to the roles of SVP CMO. Reilly originally joined Crocs in 2013 as Senior Director of US Marketing and in 2014 was promoted to VP of Global Marketing. Previously Reilly served as VP of Marketing at Famous Footwear.

Julian Burnett

Julian Burnett

House of Fraser Taps Julian Burnett as CIO
Julian Burnett has joined British retailer House of Fraser as Chief Information Officer. Burnett was previously Chief Technology Officer at John Lewis and will replace Peter Marsden, interim Chief Information Officer. He will report to Chief Executive Nigel Oddy and join the executive committee.

John Tighe

John Tighe

John Tighe Named Chief Merchant J.C. Penney
J.C. Penney has appointed John Tighe as its new Chief Merchant. Recruited as a buyer in 2002, Tighe was promoted to Divisional VP and later served as SVP and Senior General Merchandise Manager for the men’s, children’s, footwear, handbag and intimate apparel divisions. 

Mélisande Moreau, previously Publicist at KCD Paris, is now PR Manager – France & Belgium at Michael Kors.

Emily Herbert, previously Senior Fashion Features Editor at People StyleWatch, is now Editorial Senior Manager at It Cosmetics.


Peter Stevenson, previously freelance Editor and writer and Editorial Consultant at New Republic, is now Deputy Editor at Men’s Journal.

Ashley Spencer, previously Staff Editor at Us Weekly, is now Senior Editor, film.

Yumi Matsuo, previously Managing Director at Guest of a Guest, has left the company.

Katie James, previously Assistant Editor at Travel + Leisure, is now Associate Editor at BRIDES.



Meri Media appoints Grace Chang Tellier as Managing Director
Grace Chang Tellier has been named Managing Director at the London-based creative agency Meri Media. Chang Tellier’s new position includes clients such as Salvatore Ferragamo, Gucci and Hermès. Prior to Meri Media, Chang Tellier worked with Tank Magazine, Labelux, LVMH Group and Rolex.


Jessica Sciacchitano, previously Senior PR Manager at Starworks Group, is now Account Supervisor at Rogers & Cowan.

Sarah Uibel, previously Lifestyle Director at LFB Media Group, is now Senior Director at Mitchell Communications Group.

Elizabeth Emery, previously Media Supervisor at DigitasLBI US, is now Assistant Account executive at EFG PR.

Herschel Hermosa, previously Senior Account Manager at Bollare Communications, is now Account Director at ICA.


Paul Wilmot Communications announces its representation of

LJPR announces its representation of Cutler and Gross.

KWITTKEN announces its representation of PANTONE.

The Capone Group announces its representation of Vaute Couture and Nana Fink.

Williamson PR announces its representation of BEHNO.

HWPR announces its representation of Material Good and Universal Standard.

THINK PR announces its representation of The ZB Savoy Bowtie Co.