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


Harlan Bratcher named CEO at Reed Krakoff
Designer Reed Krakoff has stepped down as CEO of his eponymous label to focus on his role as creative director, turning over the keys to newly appointed CEO, Harlan Bratcher. Bratcher previously spent 14 years at A/X Armani Exchange where he served as CEO since 2006 and wasPresident prior to that. He previously held roles as CMO at Calvin Klein and SVP of Retail Development at Sony. Bratcher will also serve on Reed Krakoff’s board of directors and report to the board.

bold moves jan 18 indi.002Nasty Gal appoints Sheree Waterson CEO, Founder Sophia Amoruso is now Executive Chairman
Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso has announced that she will step down as CEO, naming Nasty Gal’s president and chief product officer Sheree Waterson as newly appointed CEO. Waterson has been with Nasty Gal since February of 2014, prior to that she held roles as vice president and chief product officer at Lululemon, president of Speedo North America and vice president of merchandising, women’s, for Levi’s. Amurose will now serve as Executive Chairman of the company.

bold moves jan 18 indi.004Thierry Guibert becomes CEO of Lacoste as José Luis Duran exits
Lacoste CEO, José Luis Duran, is departing the company to “pursue other professional endeavors.” Previous  Chairman and Ceo of Conforama, Thierry Guibert, will take over CEO duties starting Jan. 19. Prior to Conforama, Guibert  served in various positions at luxury fashion holding company, Kering.

Kellwood names Joseph Lombardi CEO as Lynn Shanahan Exits
Former Kellwood CFO, Joseph Lombardi, has been named CEO replacing Lynn Shanahan who plans to resume her position leading strategic branding firm C2 Group. Prior to Kellwood, Lombardi was CFO of Barnes & Noble and held management posts at the Museum Co. and Toys R Us Inc.

ModCloth names Matthew A. Kaness CEO as founder Eric Koger Exits
Eric Koger, who co-founded of E-commerce fashion site ModCloth with Susan Kroger, is exiting his role as CEO, handing the position to Matthew A. Kaness. Kaness previously served as Chief Strategy Officer for Urban Outfitters where he worked for seven years.  Susan Koger remains the brand’s Chief Creative Officer.

bold moves jan 18 indi.003Maxime Simoëns takes sabbatical, parts ways with LVMH
Designer Maxime Simoëns has announced he is taking a sabbatical from his namesake brand founded six years ago. In Feburay of 2013, LVMH became the designer brand’s financial backer, providing financial support and mentorship from Christian Dior’s CEO, Sidney Toledano. Both parties purportedly parted from the partnership amicably.

Giovanni Giunchedi, previously Deputy Manager at Sergio Rossi, is now CEO at the company.

Antonio Calce, previously VP of operations and CEO at Montre Corum, is now CEO at Sowind Group.

Paul Erhardt, previously national sales Director at JeanRichard, is now Managing Director at Maurice Lacroix.

Dave Gatto, previously CEO at InCase, is now CEO at Johnnie-O.

Ephraim Luft, previously EVP of product at PopSugar, is now Chief product officer at Farfetch.

Elliot Jordan, previously Director of finance at ASOS, is now CFO at Farfetch.

Natalina Stercoli, previously Collection Director at Miu Miu, is now Collection Director at Agnona.

Jennifer de Winter, previously EVP and CMO at Saks Fifth Avenue, has left the company.

Paola Properzi Curti, previously Commercial Director at Pucci, is now Commercial Director at Agnona.

Molly Biscone, previously PR Director at MaxMara USA, is now Director of Communications at Akris.

Blair Trader, previously PR Manager at Coach, is now PR Manager at Valentino.


bold moves jan 18 indi.001Fashion Critic Cathy Horyn Joins NY Magazine’s The Cut
Former New York Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn has joined the staff of New York Magazine’s The Cut as Critic-at-Large. Horyn will beginning with coverage of the Fall 2015 collection this February. One of fashion’s most celebrated journalists, Horne held a 15-year-long career at The New York Times, but resigned from her role last February to care for her partner, the late Art Ortenberg.

Grazia Editor Jane Bruton Joins Telegraph as Deputy Editor
After 10 years as Grazia’s Editor-in-Chief, Jane Bruton is leaving to join the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph as Director of Lifestyle and Deputy Editor. Bruton will oversee magazines, features, fashion, luxury and beauty.

Stephanie George, previously EVP and CMO at Time Inc., is now vice chairman at Fairchild Fashion Media.

Shruti Ganguly, previously producer at Condé Nast Entertainment, is now VP of TV and video at NYLON.

Leigh Belz Ray, previously Deputy Editor at Lucky, is now Executive Editor at the publication.

Anne Sachs, previously Senior Online Editorial Director at Glamour, is now Executive Digital Director at the publication.

Jen Ortiz, previously Editorial Associate at GQ, is now Senior Editor at Marie Claire.

Kari Molvar, previously Freelancer Writer, is now Senior Beauty Editor at SELF.

Joey Bartolomeo, previously Entertainment and Features Director at SELF, is now Executive Editor at Seventeen.


French fashion house Dior will show its next cruise collection in Los Angeles.


Kat Collings, previously Senior Editor at WhoWhatWear, is now Editorial Director at the company.

Alex Pareene, previously Executive Editor at First Look Media, is now special projects Editor at Gawker.


Kristin Hutton, previously Senior Director at J Public Relations, is now VP at the company.

Lindsay Girolamo, previously Senior Account Manager at HvM Communications, is now Account Supervisor in the Fashion Division at Siren PR.

Nicole Myden, previously Founder at NMPR, is now Director at J Public Relations in Los Angeles.

Jeff Ramos, previously Digital Strategist at S+P, is now Director of Digital strategy at The Narrative Group.


Artist Commissions announces its representation of Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele.


PR Consulting announces its representation of Iro.

Harrison & Shriftman announces its representation of Omega Watches.

Maguire Steele announces its representation of h by Hickey Freeman.

People’s Revolution announces its representation of Hitcase, Kye for NYFW, and Taoray Wang for NYFW.

Agentry PR announces its representation of ABS Denim Collection by Allen Schwartz.

Nash & Lee PR Shop announces its representation of Marysia Swim.

Fingerprint Communications announces its representation of Joe B.

RMO Wetherly announces its representation of Korovilas.

CA Creative announces its representation of Ashley B.

CLD PR announces its representation of Galia Lahav.

TUKE Consulting announces its representation of HANEY.

Delinlee Delovely PR announces its representation of Welcome Companions and enSoie.

Kucerak & Co announces its representation of Dailylook Elite.

Jana Public Relations announces its representation of Little Boogaweezin.