THE IMPRESSION compiles the most important professional fashion moves of the week.
BRANDS & Retailers
Daniel Kearns Named Kent & Curwen Creative Director
British men’s clothing collection Kent & Curwen, owned by Trinity International Brands Ltd., has named Daniel Kearns Creative Director. Previously Kearns held various design roles at Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen and Façonnable. Kearns succeeds Simon Spurr, who recently became creative director of Gieves & Hawkes, which is also owned by Trinity.
Claus-Dietrich Lahrs Steps Down as Hugo Boss CEO
After eight years at the helm as CEO of Hugo Boss, Claus-Dietrich Lahrs is stepping down. Until a successor is appointed his duties will be divided among members of the board. Lars was previously CEO of Christian Dior Haute Couture, having joined LVMH in 1997. Prior to that he held various roles at Cartier.
Dunhill’s Creative Director John Ray Leaves Post
After three years as Creative Director of Dunhill, John Ray is stepping down. Previously Ray served as Head Menswear designer at Gucci, where he had started as a menswear consultant under Tom Ford. No successor has been named.
Jacqueline Hay Named VP of Buying at Michael Kors Europe
New York-based design house, Michael Kors, has tapped Jacqueline Hay as VP of Buying and Planning for Retail Europe. Previously Hay held the role of Executive Director for Apparel and Accessories at House of Fraser, where she worked for fifteen years. She will report to Michael Kors President of EMEA, Cedric Wilmotte.
Lorenzo Delpani Steps Down as CEO of Revlon
Revlon’s CEO, Lorenzo Delpani, who became CEO in 2013 following Revlon’s $660 million acquisition of Colomer, is stepping down for personal reasons. Deplane will remain a paid advisor and continue as a member of Revlon’s board of directors. Prior to joining Colomer, Mr. Delpani held various roles at multinational consumer goods giant, Reckitt Benckiser.
Ralph Lauren President of Global Brands, Christopher Peterson, To Depart
Corporation President of Global Brands at Ralph Lauren Corporation, Christopher Peterson, will leave the company as of May 31. The position is being eliminated, with global brand presidents to report directly to Stefan Larsson, President and CEO. Peterson joined Ralph Lauren Corp. in 2012, and held various positions including EVP, Chief Administrative Officer and CFO.
Sergio Rossi Names Riccardo Sciutto as CEO
Invest industrial owned design house, Sergio Rossi, has tapped Riccardo Sciutto as CEO, effective in April. Sciutto was previously GM of Hogan. Prior to Hogan, Sciutto held various roles at Pomellato.
Capucine Safyurtlu, previously Style and Image Director for Maje, is now Creative Director at Stella Luna.
John N. Haugh Tapped as new CEO of Iconix
New York-based licensing management firm, Iconix Brand Group Inc., has appointed John N. Haugh as CEO. Hugh previously served as EVP/GM of Sunglass Hut North America at Luxottica Group SpA. Prior to that he was President of Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc.. He has held various roles at Payless ShoeSource Inc., Mars Retail Group, Universal Studios Inc., and General Mills.
Gianni Pieraccioni, previously EVP and Global President of Revlon’s consumer division, is now COO at the firm.
Michael Fernandez, previously SVP at Perry Ellis International, is now Group President at Hawke & Co.
Ludivine Pont, previously Head of Marketing at Philipp Plein, has left the company.
Maddalena B. Tedeschi, previously PR Director at Philipp Plein, has left the company.
Kate Etter, previously Senior PR Director at Tory Burch, is now VP of Communications and Marketing at Staff USA for Margiela and MM6.
Kendall Ford, previously Account Supervisor at Siren PR, is now PR Director at Ralph Lauren Fragrances and Viktor&Rolf.
Gavin McLeod-Valentine, previously Senior Account Executive at LaForce + Stevens, is now Global PR Director at Intraceuticals.
Molly Butterfoss, previously Senior Art Director at Pitchfork Media, is now Creative Director at Nylon.
Evan Adlman, previously VP, Publisher Development, Americas at PubMatic, is now Head of Programmatic for Condé Nast.
Lauren Bernstein, previously Contributing Fashion Editor at Niche Media, is now Senior Editor, Branded Content at MarieClaire.com and HarpersBazaar.com.
Andrea Navarro, previously Digital Producer at Teen Vogue, is now Digital Beauty Writer.
Victor De Vita, previously Senior Manager of Global Communications and Marketing at Zac Posen, is now Director of Brand Communications at Condé Nast Traveler.
Matt Johnston, previously Producer and Editor at Business Insider and Tech Insider, is now Executive Producer of Video at New York Media.
Joshua Glass, previously Associate Editor at Essential Homme, is now Managing Editor.
Savannah Engel, previously Global VIP and Events Manager Michael Kors, is now VP of Fashion and Branding, North America, at First Access Entertainment.
Kevin Fegans, previously Director of Global Communications at Forever 21, is now CEO at The Communications Bureau.
Jamie D’Attoma, previously Associate VP at Shadow PR, is now Vice President.
Fallyn Valenti, previously of Collective Communications, is now Account Supervisor in the Accessories Division at Factory PR.
Alfred Chambers Junior, previously temp Account Executive at Agentry PR, is now Junior Account Executive at Purple PR.
Autumn Gilliam, previously Accessories Assistant at Factory PR, is now Junior Account Executive in the Accessories Division.
Williamson PR & Showroom announces its representation of Josh Goot.
The Globe Showroom announces its representation of Vanessa Bruno.
Infinity Creative Agency announces representation of Paul & Joe.
Alison Brod Public Relations announces its representation of JackThreads, and Moschino Fresh Couture Fragrance.
SHO+CO announces its VIP representation of Bella Freud.
LaForce + Stevens announces its representation of HUE.
BPCM announces its U.S. representation of L’Etoile Sport.
Jennifer Bett Communications announces representation of Covet Fashion.
Michele Marie PR announces its representation of Le Motto.