THE IMPRESSION compiles the most important professional fashion moves of the week.
BRANDS & Retailers
Prada Promotes Alessandra Cozzani to New CFO
Prada SpA has named Alessandra Cozzani as the firm’s new CFO succeeding Donatello Galli, who resigned for personal reasons. Ms. Cozzani previously served as Prada’s Group Investor Relations Director since July 2010, and prior to that was Group Financial Reports Director at the firm. Cozzani joined Prada Group in
Sharen Jester Turney Resigns as Victoria’s Secret CEO
Sharen Jester Turney, has resigned as CEO of Victoria’s Secret. Turney joined Victoria’s Secret in 2006 from Neiman Marcus, where she was President and CEO of their consumer direct business. Chairman and CEO of Victoria’s Secret parent company L. Brands, Leslie Wexner, will oversee the role.
Hunter Taps Vincent Wauters as CEO
British lifestyle brand Hunter has appointed Vincent Wauters as their new CEO. Wauters joins the firm from Arc’teryx, where he served as President. Prior to Arc’teryx, Wauters served as SVP Operations within Amer Sports Corporation. Previously, he worked for Newell Rubbermaid in various operational roles from 2002-08, and for Amazon in France, where he was one of the company’s first employees.
Calvin Klein Inc. Taps Simona Zerchi as SVP of Global Sales
Simona Zerchi has joined Calvin Klein Inc. as SVP of Global Sales. Zerchi was formerly VP of Wholesale for Gucci America, and previously served as President of Casadei USA as well as President of Celine USA. Zerchi will report to President of Calvin Klein Collection, Michelle Kessler-Sanders.
Stephanie Reiner Joins Calvin Klein as SVP Merchandising
Calvin Klein Collection has tapped Stephanie Reiner as SVP of Merchandising. Reiner was previously with The Donna Karan Company for 11 years, where she last held the role of SVP Merchandising, Product Development and Production.
Pringle of Scotland Names Fran Stringer Women’s Design Director
London-based Pringle of Scotland has tapped Fran Stringer as Womenswear Design Director, a newly created role. Stringer previously was Head of RTW Design for Mulberry for five years, and prior to that held various roles at Aquascutum, TopShop and AllSaints. Her appointment allows Massimo Nicosia to focus his energies on the menswear business as Menswear Design Director, sharing joint creative control for the house.
Comptoir des Cotonniers Creative Director Anne-Valérie Hash Leaves
Anne-Valérie Hash, the Creative Director of French contemporary specialty retailer, Comptoir des Cotonniers, is parting ways with the firm. Hash joined company in 2015 and previously held creative roles at Nina Ricci, Chanel, Dior, as well as her own namesake label.
Kurt Messenger Joins American Apparel as SVP Manufacturing
Los Angeles-based firm American Apparel has tapped Kurt Messenger as SVP of Manufacturing and Supply Chain. Messenger, who served as a consultant to the company for the past six months, previously spent eight years as VP of manufacturing at Warnaco Swimwear Group.
Martin Bailey, Chief Manufacturing Officer of American Apparel, has left the firm.
Marie-Amélie Sauvé Named Fashion Director of T Magazine
Marie-Amélie Sauvé has been tapped as Fashion Director at T: The New York Times Style Magazine. Sauvé comes to The Times from W Magazine, where she served as Senior Fashion Editor. Sauvé styled for publications including Interview, Self Service, Vogue Paris and American Vogue.
Vikki Theo Named Associate Publisher British GQ
Vikki Theo has been appointed Associate Publisher of GQ. Theo has spent sixteen years at Condé Nast, serving in various roles at Condé Nast Digital, Brides, Vanity Fair and British Vogue.
Linda Wells Named Beauty Editor-at-Large at The Cut
Former Allure Editor-in-Chief Linda Wells has joined New York Magazine’s The Cut, as Beauty Editor-at-Large. And she’ll write on a weekly basis for the website.
Bobbi Brown departs as Editor-in-Chief of Yahoo Beauty
Editor-in-Chief of Yahoo Beauty, Bobbi Brown, parts ways with the firm after several years at the role. Brown remains Chief Creative Officer of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. The departure comes as Yahoo shutters seven digital magazines including Yahoo Food, Yahoo Health, Yahoo Parenting, Yahoo Makers, Yahoo Travel, Yahoo Autos and Yahoo Real Estate.