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

By Taylor Recchia | Impressionist


Jason Basmajian

Jason Basmajian

Jason Basmajian departs Gieves & Hawkes for Cerruti 1881
Savile Row’s Gieves & Hawkes Creative Director of three years, Jason Basmajian, is leaving the company to head up Paris-based house Cerruti 1881. Basmajian was Artistic Director at Brioni for six years prior to his role at Gieves & Hawkes.

John Dixon

John Dixon

John Dixon Appointed CEO of David Jones
Australian department store chain, David Jones, has named John Dixon its CEO. Previously, Dixon held the role of Head of General Merchandise at Marks and Spencer where he spent more than 30 years. David Jones’ current CEO, Iain Nairn is resigning after 14 months in this position due to “personal reasons.”

Brad Dickerson

Brad Dickerson

CFO & COO Brad Dickerson of Under Armour Steps Down
Under Armour’s CFO and COO, Brad Dickerson, has announced that he will be stepping down next year to “pursue another professional opportunity outside of the athletic performance industry.” Dickerson joined Under Armour in 2004 and was named CFO in 2008 and COO in early 2015.

Shangpin appoints former LVMH President James Zhang as COO
Beijing-based online retailer has named LVMH’s James Zhang as their new COO. Prior to Zhang’s role as President of LVMH’s fashion division in China, he was General Manager at Dior China and Brand General Manager at Esteé Lauder.

Antoine Phillips, previously Director, PR, Menswear and Celebrity at Calvin Klein Inc., is now Senior Director of Public Relations at Giorgio Armani.

Ryan Bonifacino

Ryan Bonifacino

Alex and Ani’s CMO Ryan Bonifacino Exits
Ryan Bonifacino has resigned from his position as CMO from the Rhode Island-based accessories brand, Alex and Ani, reportedly to complete his MBA. Bonifacino was in the process of getting his MBA at MIT when he left in 2010 to be Senior VP of Digital at Alex and Ani before being appointed to CMO. Bonifacino will still remain in an advisory role for the balance of the year.

Francois Kress, currently President & CEO of Carolina Herrera Ltd., is now board of Directors Member at TrueFacet.

Selda Bensusan, previously Senior Director of Communications at David Yurman, has left the company.

James Shuck, previously PR Manager, VIP and Men’s Collection at David Yurman, is now PR Manager at Barneys New York.

Jaye Thompson, previously Managing Director at Modus, is now PR Director, Europe at Tiffany & Co.

Britney Anderson, previously Senior Public Relations coordinator at Roger Vivier, has left the company.


Tim Noakes

Tim Noakes

Tim Noakes Departs Dazed
Editorial Director of Dazed, Tim Noakes has announced he is stepping down from his role. Noakes is credited with rebranding the trendsetting British title and steering Dazed Media in their transition into a digital media business. Prior to his role as Editorial Director, he held the position as music editor when he first joined Dazed in 2005, then was promoted to Editor-in-Chief in 2012.

Giorgio Pace, previously founder of Giorgio Pace Projects, is now Commercial Advisor at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and Publisher-at-Large at Garage Magazine.

Lisa Fields, previously Associate Publisher at GQ and Global Fashion Director at GQ Style, is now Associate Publisher at Modern Luxury.


Lauren Urband

Lauren Urband

Lauren Urband Launches The Consultancy PR
Lauren Urband, previously Vice President at HL Group, is now founder and President at The Consultancy PR.  Prior to HL Group, Urband was with the West Coast PR division of Starworks Group. Her previous roles include Director of Public Relations and Marketing for interior designer and tastemaker, Kelly Wearstler, and various positions at LaForce + Stevens in New York.

Dana Madris, previously Senior Fashion Associate at Tractenberg & Co., is now Account Supervisor at 5W Public Relations.

Alina Hauptman, previously Vice President at Rubenstein PR, is now Senior Director at C&M Media Ltd.

Rebecca French, previously Marketing Manager at Carelle, is now Senior Account Manager at The Creative NYC.

Vicki Ho, previously Senior Account Manager at Agentry PR, is now Senior Account Executive at Turner.

Lauren O’Leary, previously Vice President, Beauty and Fashion at Lippe Taylor, is now Media & New Business Director at Shadow PR.

Matthew Owens, previously Public Relations Specialist at Express, is now Account Executive at Shadow PR.

Allison Ullo, previously PR Manager at Lafayette 148 New York, is now Account Executive at Shadow PR.

Scylis Alexandros, previously hair, make-up, and styling Division Agent at Jed Root, is now Beauty Agent at DlmLA.

Rachel Bernardo, previously PR and Marketing Coordinator at Lucy Paris, is now PR Assistant at Samantha Slaven Publicity.

Rachel Bronson, previously Account Executive at Michele Marie PR, has left the company.

Lindsay Siwiec, previously Account Director at The Eighth Floor Communications, has left the company.


Agentry PR announces its representation of Rubin Singer.

TUKE Consulting announces its representation of Malone Souliers.

Wetherly Group announces its representation of Dear Frances.

Mercer Keeble PR announces its representation of Princess Handle With Care.

IHPR announces its representation of Love Shack Fancy.

Village announces its representation of EYEVAN 7285.