By Jeffrey Kim | Impressionist
New York, United States – The Impression compiles the most important professional moves of the week.


bold moves feb 22 2015.003Kenneth Cole Appoints Marc Schneider CEO
Kenneth Cole has named Marc Schneider as CEO, effective immediately. Schneider will oversee the retail, e-commerce, international, licensing and wholesale aspects of the brand. Previously Schneider was Group President of Heritage Brands at PVH Corp.

Benjamin Karsch, previously CMO at Cigna, is now EVP and CMO at Revlon.

Nigel Oddy Named House of Fraser CEO
House of Fraser, British department store chain, has promoted COO Nigel Oddy to CEO, succeeding former chief John King. King is stepping down after eight years with the company and will become non-executive director on the House of Fraser board. Peter Gross will replace Oddy as COO.

Bottega Veneta Appoints Olivier Monteil Worldwide Communication Director
Bottega Veneta has named Olivier Monteil as Worldwide Communication Director, effective immediately. Monteil was previously Director of Communications of Métiers at Hermès International. Based in Lugano, Switzerland, he will report directly to Bottega Veneta’s CEO Carlo Alberto Beretta and creative director Tomas Maier.

Peter Kim, the founder and CEO of Hudson Jeans, has resigned from the board of Joe’s Jeans Inc.

bold moves feb 22 2015.002Jason Cater, previously VP of wholesale for Ermenegildo Zegna Sportswear, Shoes and Leather Goods, is now VP of design and merchandising at Peter Millar.

bold moves feb 22 2015.001Paulo Melim Andersson, previously Creative Director at Cangiari, is now Co-Designer of Women’s and Accessories at Zadig & Voltaire.

Frederic Laffort, previously Senior Regional Director of Proctor and Gamble Europe, is now UK and Ireland country manager at Safilo Group .

Gabby Rosenthal, previously North American Manager of Global Communications at Origins and Ojon, is now Director of Global Communications for North America of Aramis & Designer Fragrances at The Estée Lauder Companies.

Laura Lajiness, previously Senior Account Executive at PR Consulting, is now PR Manager for ready-to-wear at Rebecca Minkoff.

Kerri Clark, previously Senior PR Coordinator at Salvatore Ferragamo, is now PR Manager at Club Monaco.

Jessica Nadaud, previously Senior Account Executive at LaForce + Stevens, is now PR Manager at Uniqlo USA.

Scarlett Chang, previously Womenswear PR Manager at ASOS, has left the company to go freelance.

Jessica Katz, previously PR Assistant at 7 For All Mankind, is now PR Coordinator at the company.


Anne-Sophie Thomas, previously Editor-in-Chief for Fashion at Jalouse and Fashion Editor at L’Officiel, is now Editor-in-Chief for Fashion at Marie Claire France.

bold moves feb 22 2015.004Condé Nast UK Digital Promotes Dolly Jones to Digital Strategy Editor
Condé Nast Digital UK has promoted former Editor of, Dolly Jones, to Digital Strategy Editor, to be responsible for shaping online editorial and commercial strategy across the portfolio. Jones will be succeeded by the website’s Deputy Editor Lucy Hutchings, who is currently acting editor of

Flora Stubbs, previously Senior Editor at Vogue, is now Senior Editor at Travel + Leisure.

Maura Egan, previously Senior Editor at T: The New York Times Style Magazine, is now Editor-at-Large at Travel + Leisure.

Thessaly LaForce, previously Editor at New York‘s “Seen” art blog, is now Senior Editor at Travel + Leisure.

Amy Schellenbaum, previously Editor of Curbed National, is now Digital Editor at Travel + Leisure.

Sean Flynn, previously freelance Digital Producer at Travel + Leisure, is now Web Producer at the publication.

Jay Gallagher, previously Associate Publisher at Men’s Journal, is now Publisher at the publication.

Dawn Reese, previously Luxury Director of Sales at Glamour, is now Los Angeles Director at Marie Claire.

Darcie Vukovich, previously Integrated Grooming and Fragrance Manager at Details, is now Account Manager at Marie Claire.

Natalia de Ory, previously Associate Editor at DuJour, is now Managing Editor at the publication.

Sydney Wasserman, previously Senior Market Editor at DuJour, is now Market Director at the publication.

Paul Frederick, previously Assistant Fashion Market Editor at DuJour, is now Fashion Market Editor at the publication.

Kristen Shirley, previously Associate Market Editor at ELLE, is now Luxury Editor at Elite Traveler.


Andrea Stockton, previously Accessories Buyer at Dillards, is now National Sales Manager at SUCCARRA Showroom.

SUCCARRA Showroom announces representation of Holst+Lee for sales and Wanderluster for sales and PR.


Jamie D’Attoma, previously the Director of Hospitality and lifestyle at SHADOW PR, is now Associate VP at the company.

Samantha Bubes, previously Senior Account Executive at LaForce + Stevens, is now Senior Account Executive at Derris & Company.

Michelle Iannacchino, previously Junior Account Executive at LaForce + Stevens, is now Account Executive at LFB Media Group.

Delmy Periera, previously Account Manager at American Exchange Apparel, is now Director of Operations at BrandLink Communications.

Allison Travis, previously Account Manager at ELR Media Group, is now Senior Account Executive at BrandLink Communications.

Alexis Chernoff, previously Account Executive at 5W Public Relations, is now Account Manager at BrandLink Communications.

Marisa Chiarello, previously intern at BrandLink Communications, is now Account Coordinator of hospitality and luxury at the company.

Christine Montilla, previously intern at Food Network and Cooking Channel, is now Account Coordinator at BrandLink Communications.

Marielle Gelber, previously Senior Publicist at Caro Marketing, is now Account Director at Sunshine Sachs.

Alex Reichek, previously Senior Account Executive in hospitality and lifestyle at SHADOW PR, is now Account Manager at the company.

Francesca Giami, previously PR Director at Bochic and Miriam Salat, is now Senior Jewelry Manager at Autumn PR.

Gabrielle Fratangelo, previously Junior Account Executive at Autumn PR, is now Account Executive at Atrium PR.

Chelsea Ensel, previously PR Assistant at Andoscia Communications, is now Account Coordinator at THINK PR.


Karla Otto announces its representation of Stuart Weitzman for digital PR.

SHO + CO announces its representation of Lacoste for VIP services.

HL Group announces its representation of Pedro Garcia.

Infinity Creative Agency announces its representation of Nation LTD.

Jana PR announces its representation of Andrea Iyamah.

EFG :: Entertainment Fusion Group announces its representation of ivi Jewelry.

PR Vein announces its representation of Doré.

Jennifer Bett Communications announces its representation of BIKYNI.

Wick & Co. announces its representation of childrenchic.

The Eighth Floor Strategic Communications announces its representation of Hueb Jewelry.