By Jeffrey Kim | Impressionist
New York, United States – The Impression compiles the most important professional moves of the week.
BRANDS & RETAILERS
Massimo Giorgetti named Creative Director of Emilio Pucci
Emilio Pucci has appointed Massimo Giorgetti, Founder and Owner of MSGM, as the new Creative Director. Giorgetti assumes the role after the departure of Peter Dundas and will continue to hold his position as Creative Director of MSGM. He will present his first collection for Emilio Pucci in September.
Peter Dundas joins Roberto Cavalli as Creative Director
After his departure from Emilio Pucci, Peter Dundas has been named Creative Director of Roberto Cavalli. Dundas was with Pucci for seven years and is returning to Roberto Cavalli, where he worked from 2002 to 2005. The designer will present his first collection for Roberto Cavalli in September.
Paul Smith appoints Simon Homes as Creative Director
The British brand, Paul Smith, has named Simon Homes as the company’s first Creative Director. Homes served the company since 2004 as the Head of Men’s Design. The move will allow designer Paul Smith to be more involved in creative projects.
Peter Arnold joins Swarovksi as Senior Vice President
Peter Arnold has been named Senior VP of Corporate Branding and Communications/Global Licensing in North America. Arnold joins Swarovski from Cynthia Rowley, where he served for eight years as CEO.
Previously Arnold held roles including President of John Varvatos, Executive Director of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, and Partner of Sidley Austin LLP. Arnold’s addition signifies Swarovski’s focus on brand development and licensing, and his job will be to strengthen industry relations and collaborations with the fashion, jewelry, art, architecture, design, stage and screen industries.
Arnold will also be responsible for growing Atelier Swarovski, the brand that offers one-off jewelry collaborations between the Austrian crystal and gemstone giant and high-end runway designers. He will also support the Swarovski Foundation, which oversees the brand’s charitable activities.
Maloni Goss named COO of Suno
Maloni Goss, former Director of Wholesale Strategy Development for Chanel, has been appointed COO of New York-based womenswear label Suno. Goss has previously held roles at Gap Inc. as well as Polo Ralph Lauren.
Levi Strauss & Co. names Elizabeth Wood as Chief HR Officer
Elizabeth Wood, former SVP of HR at Toys ‘R’ Us Inc. and Warnaco Group before it was acquired by PVH Corp in February 2013, has been named Chief HR Officer of Levi Strauss & Co. Wood has also held HR positions with Brooks Brothers and Marks and Spencer Group. She will report to the President and CEO of Levi Strauss & Co., Chip Bergh.
John Tighe and Siiri Dougherty move up at JCPenney
John Tighe, former Men’s General Merchandise Manager, and Siiri Dougherty, former Women’s General Merchandise Manager, have both been promoted to Senior GMM positions and will continue to oversee each respective department.
Tighe will continue to manage men’s and has added children’s, footwear, and handbags. Tighe has been with JCPenney since 2002 and has held multiple positions such as Senior VP, GMM of Home, and Divisional Merchandise Manager of juniors’ sportswear.
Dougherty will continue to oversee women’s and adds Salon to the list of responsibilities as GMM, along with overseeing the partnership between JCPenney and InStyle Magazine. Dougherty has been with the company since 2003, holding positions as Senior VP and GMM of women’s.
Pamela Salkovitz, previously interim CEO of Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, is now President at Nine West.
Allison Slater Ray, previously VP of Marketing at Sephora, is now SVP of Marketing at IT Cosmetics.
Robert Mihin, previously EVP at Benefit Cosmetics, is now SVP of Operations at IT Cosmetics.
Laura Holliday, previously CMO at Rent The Runway, is now CMO at Zola.
Alexis Bryan Morgan, previously Executive Fashion Director at Lucky, is now Fashion Director at Rent The Runway.
Billy Dumé, previously Fashion and Accessories Publicist at Kravetz PR, is now Manager of National Media Relations at Macy’s.
Karin Tracy, previously Publisher and VP at InStyle, is now Beauty Industry Lead at Facebook.
Ben Reininga, previously features Editor at Refinery29, is now Deputy Editor at the publication.
Meredith Clark, previously reporter at MSNBC, is now News Writer at Refinery29.
Christina Bonnington, previously Staff Writer at Wired Digital, is now technology Editor at Refinery29.
Kelly Bourdet, currently Health and Wellness Director at Refinery29, is now Tech Director at the publication.
Vanessa Kingori appointed to Publisher of British GQ
Vanessa Kingori, current Associate Publisher of Fashion at British GQ and GQ Style, has been promoted to Publisher. Kingori will succeed Jamie Bill, Executive Director of Global Development for Condé Nast. Kingori previously was Fashion Manager of Esquire and Group Head of Magazines at the Evening Standard.
Natasha Pearlman named Editor of Grazia
Grazia appointed Natasha Pearlman, current Deputy Editor of British Elle, as Editor. Pearlman succeeds former Editor-in-Chief Jane Burton, who has joined Telegraph Media Group as Director of Lifestyle and Deputy Editor.
Marina Budarina, previously Senior Reporter at InStyle, is now Deputy Chief of Reporters at the publication.
Lucy Fox, previously Senior Photo Editor at InStyle, is now Deputy Photo Director at the publication.
Darrell Blakely, previously Associate Photo Editor at InStyle, is now Senior Photo Editor at the publication.
Natalie Rojas, is now Assistant Photo Editor at InStyle.
Mia Solkin, previously Associate Market Editor at V, is now Market Editor at InStyle.
Alexis Parente, previously freelance Fashion Assistant at InStyle, is now Fashion Assistant at the publication.
Camille Perri, previously Assistant Editor and Books Consultant at Esquire, is now Books Editor at Large at Cosmopolitan.
Michelle Koruda, previously Integrated Beauty Director at Martha Stewart Living OmniMedia, is now Executive Director at DuJour Media.
Anna-Lisa Yabsley, previously freelance Online Editor, is now Online Managing Editor at Footwear News.
Nathan Kovach, previously Senior Account Executive at RMO Wetherly, is now Senior Account Executive at Bradbury Lewis.
Meaghan Shanley, previously PR Manager at Haute Hippie, is now Senior Account Executive at 5W Public Relations.
Diana Faddoul, previously Assistant Account Executive at Siren PR, is now Account Executive at Creative Media Marketing.
Avril Nolan, previously Account Executive at Mustache Agency, is now Account Manager at Zoï Agency.
Liz Linkleter, previously Global PR Manager at McQ Alexander McQueen, is now Founder at Liz Linkleter Event Planning & Design.
Beth Bassil, previously PR and Marketing Coordinator at Halston, has left the company to freelance.
Samantha Brody, previously PR Coordinator at Zac Posen, is now Senior Account Executive at Azione PR.
Exposure America announces its representation of Bill Blass.
BPCM announces its representation of Vilebrequin.
Allen Media Consulting announces its representation of LD Tuttle.
Krupp Group announces its representation of Araks.
The Yeaton Group announces its representation of Luis Morais and 1 Atelier.
The Woods & Co announces its representation of FABY USA.
Linda Gaunt Communications announces its representation of she + lo.