By Jeffrey Kim | Impressionist
New York, United States – The Impression compiles the most important professional moves of the week.
BRANDS & RETAILERS
Thierry Andretta Appointed Mulberry CEO
Mulberry has tapped Thierry Andretta as its new CEO while Godfrey Davis, currently chairman and interim CEO of the brand, will become chairman. Andretta, previously Chief Executive of Italian jewellery label Buccellati, will be joined by newly appointed Creative Director Johnny Coca, who will start on July 8th.
Anya Hindmarch Names Helen Wright as CEO
Helen Wright has been appointed CEO of accessory brand Anya Hindmarch and in May will succeed former CEO James McArthur, who held the position for four years. Wright previously was Global VPt of Retail at Karl Lagerfeld, and previously was with the LVMH Group at Fendi as President of Europe, Middle East and India.
Jan Singer, CEO Spanx, nominated to join Kate Spade Board
CEO of Spanx, Jan Singer has been nominated to the board of Kate Spade as Bernard W. Aronson and Kay Koplovitz will not be standing for reelection at the company’s 2015 annual shareholders’ meeting. Singer, who joined Spanx last July, was previously Corporate VP of Global Apparel & Footwear at Nike. Prior to Nike she was with Reebok as VP and GM for women’s business.
Moncler Appoints Roberto Eggs as Chief Operating Officer
Moncler has named Roberto Eggs as COO, effective May 1. Eggs has been Louis Vuitton’s President of Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India and previously worked for Nestlé SA for over 17 years. Louis Vuitton will split Eggs’ previous role in two and promote Alessandro Valenti and Francois Pedrol.
Alex DelCielo, previously President and Chief Operating Officer at Camuto Group, is now CEO at the company.
Marc Jacobs Inter. Taps Julien Soyez as Communications Director
Marc Jacobs International has named Julien Soyez as Communications Director for Europe and the Middle East. Soyez was most recently Press Director at Louis Vuitton.
Hugo Scott, previously Paris-based Communications Manager at Marc Jacobs International, will relocate to New York to become Director of Special Projects with the firm.
Jonas Falk, previously global PR and Marketing Director at Guiseppe Zanotti Design, is now Worldwide Communications Director at Brioni.
Jessica Bowler, previously Account Manager, Fashion at Bollare Communications, is now Senior Public Relations Manager at DAILYLOOK.
Taylor Norman, previously Senior Account Coordinator at Bollare Communications, is now Digital Partnerships Manager at DAILYLOOK.
Carter Boardman, previously Public Relations Coordinator at Stuart Weitzman, is now Manager, VIP Services and Global Events at the company.
Jaclyn Weissman, previously PR Manager at Marc Fisher Footwear, is now USA PR Manager at Dune London.
Alyson Popola, previously freelance Publicist at Marc Fisher Footwear, is now PR Assistant at Dune London.
Michell Costa, previously Public Relations Coordinator at Wetherly Group, is now Public Relations Coordinator at Rebecca Minkoff.
Alex Gobo, previously Senior Public Relations Manager at Salvatore Ferragamo, is now Director of Public Relations at the company.
Shannon O’Rourke, previously Public Relations Assistant at Salvatore Ferragamo, is now Coordinator, Public Relations at the company.
Kathy Griffin to depart from E!’s Fashion Police
Comedian Kathy Griffin, who recently joined E!’s Fashion Police, announced she will be leaving the show after seven episodes, explaining her brand of humor was not aligned with the show’s.
Gucci will show designer Alessandro Michele‘s first Cruise collection in New York City on June 4th.
Dior will unveil designer Raf Simons‘s Resort collection in Los Angeles on May 9th.
Jamie Bill Appointed Executive Director Condé Nast Global Development
Publishing Director of British GQ and GQ Style, Jamie Bill, has been tapped as Executive Director of Condé Nast Global Development. Prior to his role as Publishing Director, Bill held a variety of roles at Hearst UK. Bill will be responsible for “generating new businesses across platforms and categories” worldwide and be based in London.
Elle France Names Germain Chauveau as Creative Director
Germain Chauveau, who has worked most recently as Artistic Director at Vogue Paris since 2008, has been named the new Creative Director of ELLE France. Chauveau will join the Lagardère Active publication in mid March and succeeds James Eric Jones.
Karen Kovacs, previously Publisher at People, is now Group Publisher at People and Entertainment Weekly.
Richard Battista, previously CEO at Mandalay Sports Media, is now Executive Vice President at Time Inc. and President at People and Entertainment Weekly.
Laurel Pinson, previously Editor-in-Chief at Stylecaster, is now digital Editorial Director at Glamour.
Helin Jung, previously Senior Editor at Cosmopolitan, is now Executive Lifestyle Editor at Cosmopolitan.com.
Michelle Bondarchuk, previously a freelancer, is now Special Events Manager at W.
Sebastian Masmela, previously Account Executive at Factory PR, is now Senior Account Executive at the company.
Meaghan Shanley, previously Public Relations Manager at Haute Hippie, is now Senior Account Executive at 5W Public Relations.
Erinn Brunner, previously Senior Account Executive at THINK PR, is now Account Manager at the company.
Gohan Khojabagyan, previously a freelancer, is now Account Manager at Bollare Communications.
Brianna Vaccaro, previously Publicity Assistant at EJ Media Group, is now Account Coordinator at Indulgence PR.
PR Consulting announces its representation of Mykita.
HL Group Los Angeles announces its representation of Hickey Freeman, Samuelsohn, and Nick Graham, as well as Athletic Propulsion Labs (APL) for PR and VIP services.
THINK PR announces its representation of Ciaté for celebrity and VIP relations.
Agentry PR announces its representation of Five Four.
Heather Magidsohn Consulting announces its representation of Alexa Wagner for VIP services.
D’Orazio & Associates announces its representation of Sara Weinstock.
Fournier PR + Consulting announces its representation of Montez Renault, Lubin, and The Organic Pharmacy.
Samantha Slaven publicity announces its representation of Elizabeth Roberts and Lena Bernard, and Hoka One for VIP services.