New York, United States – The Impression compiles the most important professional moves of the week.


Marc Newson 2Apple Hires Marc Newson
One of the most influential designers of his generation Marc Newson  joins Apple. Close friends with Apple’s senior vice president of design Jony Ive for years, Newson will bring his design expertise to Ive’s team. Based in the United Kingdom, Newson will travel to Apple’s Cupertino, California headquarters in his new role. Newson has worked across a wide range of disciplines and collaborated with Qantas Airways, Nike, Lanvin, Renault, Motorola, and Jaeger-LeCoultre. Newson joins Apple along with other high-profile individuals from outside the technology industry including Angela Ahrendts, former Burberry chief executive, and Paul Deneve, former Yves Saint Laurent chief executive.

Gebhard Rainer, previously Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hyatt Hotels Corp., is now President and Chief Operating Officer at Coach. “Gebhard’s talent and outstanding operational track record make him a strong addition to the Coach management team,” said Victor Luis, Chief Executive Officer of Coach, Inc. “He is highly regarded for his strategic focus, team leadership, keen analytical and technical skills and exceptional business acumen. His experience in driving transformation and brand building for a high touch experiential consumer business make him uniquely qualified to build upon the foundation that we’ve created at Coach. We expect that Gebhard’s operational stewardship will be invaluable as we execute our long- term strategic plan to reinvigorate the Coach brand and return to best-in-class profitability.”

Taryn Laében, previously SVP at Kate Spade, is now president at Alexis Bittar.

Pascale Meyran, previously Senior Vice President Global Human Resources at SC Johnson, is now Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, at Michael Kors Holdings Ltd.

Dan Cherian, previously General Manager of Nike’s sustainable business lab, is now vice president of global innovation for performance apparel and footwear at VF Corp.

Christina ExsteenChristina Exsteen, has been appointed Design Manager for By Malene Birger ready-to-wear line.

Giulia Bizzotto, previously Product Development Manager Men’s Accessories at Burberry, is now Production Manager Accessories for By Malene Birger.

Victoria Archer, previously Marketing Manager at Sotheby’s, is now Marketing Manager for By Malene Birger.

Marcela Aguilar, previously director of marketing and communications at Gap, is now director of global marketing communications at Apple.

Jérémy Rocher, previously Vice President of Paris-based  brand, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Damir Doma.

Stanislas Maryshev, previously commercial director for fashion and accessories at Paco Rabanne, is now vice president of sales and marketing at Damir Doma.

Mitchell Lechner, previously President of the Dress Furnishings Group  at PVH Corp has left the company, a replacement has not been announced.


Naomi Nevitt, previously online editorial director at Teen Vogue, is now  market and shopping director at Refinery29.

Caroline Stanley, previously editorial director at Bauer Teen Network, is now director of local content at Refinery29.

Phillip Picardi, previously online beauty editor at Teen Vogue, is now senior beauty editor at Refinery29.

Mikki Halpin, previously deputy editor at Glamour, is now editorial director at Refinery29.

Sarah Hudson, previously senior account executive at Text 100, is now PR manager at Into The Gloss.


Kim Kelleher, previously president at Say Media, is now publisher at Wired.

Carly Holden, previously PR manager at W, is now communications director at GQ.


Kate Lanphear, previously Style Director at T: The New York Times Style Magazine and Elle, is now Editor-in-Chief at Maxim. “I am thrilled at this opportunity to join Maxim as the brand embarks on a new chapter,” says Lanphear. “I hope to cultivate and broaden Maxim’s coverage of style and culture. It’s an exciting time for this boldly confident, unapologetic brand.”

Robert Johnston, previously associate editor has been appointed to position of style director to GQ.

Kristen Baldwin, previously deputy editor at Entertainment Weekly, is now editor-in-chief at Yahoo TV.

David Thielebeule, previously fashion market and accessories director at WSJ., has been appointed style director at the publication.

Isaiah Freeman-Schub, previously senior market editor at Modern Luxury, is now market editor at WSJ.

Sam Pape, previously fashion assistant at WSJ., has been appointed associate market editor at the publication.

Tracy Everding, previously creative director at Cosmopolitan, is now creative director at All You.

Sarah Taylor, previously deputy fashion editor at Women’s Wear Daily, is now co-deputy editor at People StyleWatch.

Reno Ong, previously copy editor at Time, has been appointed audience enagement and homepage editor at the publication.

Lily Rothman, previously reporter at Time, has been appointed archive editor at the publication.


Vanessa Veltre, previously senior account executive at LaForce + Stevens, is now account supervisor at Siren Public Relations.

Lacey Lamphere, previously account manager for VIP services at Starworks Group, is now account manager for VIP services at SHO + CO.

Kat Sarkisov, previously account executive at Film Fashion, has been appointed senior account executive at the company.


PR Consulting announces its representation of Aquazzura and Bouchra Jarrar.

Mariposa Communications announces its representation of Cynthia Rybakoff.

Full Picture announces its representation of Pronovias.

SISTER TRIBES announces it representation of N/TICE.

Jana Public Relations announces its representation of Ashlie Redmond Designs.

Keri Levitt Communications announces its representation of Cabana Life.

LFB Media Group announces its representation of Dash and Studio.

EFG :: Entertainment Fusion Group announces its representation of Saint Vintage.

MMPR announces its representation of MOFÉ.

THINK PR announces its representation of Vestiaire Collective.

Moderne Press announces its representation of LilahV.

ShopPR announces its representation of BareTraps.

PR VEIN announces its representation of LaQuan Smith.

Shadow PR announces its representation of James Jeans.

Agentry PR announces its representation of Stetson.