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


bold moves march 8.001Carven Appoints Alexis Martial and Adrien Caillaudaud Artistic Directors
After a season of speculation, Carven has named Alexis Martial and Adrien Caillaudaud as artistic directors for its women’s collections following  Guillaume Henry’s departure at the end of last year. Martial previously held the position of Creative Director of Iceberg and Paco Rabanne. Caillaudaud has left Givenchy, designing shoes and accessories, to join Carven. 

Patrick Albaladejo Parts Ways with Hermès
Partrick Albaladejo, former Deputy Managing Director for Hermès International, has resigned. Albaladejo, 58, was responsible for protecting Hermès from the LVMH takeover in 2010 and was the head of company strategy and image for nine years. The former Deputy Managing Director plans to teach and consult moving forward. 

Bruce Findlay Leaves Marks and Spencer 
Bruce Findlay has resigned from his position as Regional Director of Marks and Spencer in Asia. Findlay has held the position less than 18 months and is the latest senior overseas executive to leave the company. The former Regional Director left the company after M&S announced struggles of its business in China. Prior to joining Marks and Spencer, Findlay was an executive with Calvin Klein and will now join Diesel. 

bold moves march 8.003Chad Kessler and Jennifer Foyle appointed Global Brand Presidents of American Eagle
Chad Kessler and Jennifer Foyle, both current Chief Merchandising Officers of American Eagle and Aerie, have been promoted to Global Brand Presidents. Both Kessler and Foyle will continue to report to the Executive Creative Director, Roger Markfield.

bold moves march 8.002Tania Foster-Brown named Marketing Director of Selfridges
Tania Foster-Brown, Director of Public Relations and Communications of Arcadia Group, has been appointed as the Marketing and Communications Director for Selfridges. Foster-Brown will succeed Richard Taylor, who left the company in 2013 after 14 years with Arcadia. She will leave Arcadia at the end of May to fulfill the position as well as joining Selfridges’ executive board.

Nina Graf-Vlachy, previously Project Manager at the Boston Consulting Group, is now Head of Global Strategy at Puma.

Jim Maki, previously EVP at Sisley Cosmetics USA, is now President at the company.

Marcus Fabro, previously PR Coordinator at John Varvatos, is now PR Assistant at Black Frame.

Jackie Burgio, previously Account Coordinator at HL Group, is now PR Coordinator at Marchesa.


Lisa Arbetter, previously Deputy Editor at InStyle, is now Editor-in-Chief at People StyleWatch.

Jill Davison, previously VP of Communications, Lifestyle, and Luxury brands at Time Inc., is now VP of Corporate Communications at the company.

Wanyi Jiang, previously Deputy Art Director at Marie Claire, is now Art Director at the publication.

Clare Ferguson, previously Art Director at Tatler, is now Design Director at Marie Claire.

Didi Gluck, previously Beauty Director at Real Simple, is now Deputy Editor of Beauty at More.

Connor Ennis, previously BizDay Weekend Editor at The New York Times, is now Deputy Editor at the publication.

Bill Brink, previously Deputy Media Editor at The New York Times, is now Media Editor at the publication.

Kevin Sintumuang, previously Web Editor at GQ, is now digital Director of Life and Style at The Wall Street Journal.

Dan Rubinstein, previously Editor-in-Chief at Surface, is now Home and Design Editor at Departures.


Sarah Yoon, previously PR Director at Black Frame, is now Publicity Director at KCD.

Laura Hall, previously CEO at Hall Communications Consulting, is now U.S. Managing Director at M&C Saatchi PR.

Akbar Hamid, previously Director of Business Development and Special Projects at Mission, is now Founder at AK/PR.

Caroline Payne, previously Publicist at Bradbury Lewis, is now Director at Jennifer Bett Communications.

Madeline Familia, previously PR Associate at The Levy Group, is now Senior Account executive at Fingerprint Communications.

Michael Clapp, previously Marketing Assistant at Millennial Brands, is now Digital Marketing Consultant at the company.

Melissa Wiggins, previously freelancer at HL Group, is now Senior Account executive at THINK PR.

Megan Vaughn, previously Freelance Publicist, is now PR associate at The Levy Group.

Sydney Wollman, previously Resourcing Consultant at Michael Page, is now Events Coordinator at BrandLink Communications.

Taylor Parmacek, previously Account Coordinator at XA PR, is now Account Executive at BrandLink Communications.


Linda Gaunt Communications announces its representation of New Balance.

Siren PR announces its representation of Jill Platner Jewelry.

Kenwerks announces its representation of Kristina George.

AK/PR announces its representation of Carbon38, and Wanderlust + Co, Fame + Partners.

EFG :: Entertainment Fusion Group announces its representation of Dream Clothing.

Heather Magidsohn Consulting announces its representation of Kempner NYC for VIP Services.

Evocative LA announces its representation of Luxe Me Now.

Kucerak and Co announces its representation of LOMA London.

Concepter PRM announces its representation of Rodd & Gunn, Gilded Age, Betina, and Spiewak Women’s.