The Impression compiles the most important professional fashion moves of the week.
By Jeffrey Kim | Impressionist
Courrèges Names Coperni Femme designers as Artistic Directors
Arnaud Vaillant and Sébastien Meyer, the designers behind French label Coperni Femme, have been named as the new Artistic Directors of Courrèges. The duo are ANDAM winners and current LVMH prize finalists, but will shutter their brand to focus on Courrèges. Their first collection will be shown in Paris in October.
Bonobos Taps Francine Della Badia as CEO
Bonobos has appointed Francine Della Badia as its new CEO and a member of the board of directors. Previously, Della Badia was President of Retail for North America for Coach. She succeeds Andy Dunn, founder and current CEO, who will step up to Executive Chairman.
Lorenz Bäumer Exits Louis Vuitton
Artistic Director of jewelry at Louis Vuitton, Lorenz Bäumer, has left his position to focus on his namesake brand. Bäumer joined Vuitton in 2008 and previously designed for Chanel.
Rag & Bone Taps Helen Costello as Managing Director International
Rag & Bone has appointed Helen Costello to the newly created role of Managing Director, International. Costello was most recently Bottega Veneta’s Global Wholesale/Franchise Director and prior to that she held a similar role at Burberry Prorsum. The role will be based in London and responsible for managing the brand’s international business.
Daniel Zhang to be Alibaba CEO
China’s biggest e-commerce operator, Alibaba, has named Daniel Zhang as CEO. Zhang succeeds Jonathan Lu, who will remain on the board as Vice Chairman. Zhang most recently served as COO, he joined the company as CFO of Taobao Marketplace in 2007 and became President of Tmall.com in 2011.
CEO of Desigual, Manel Jadraque, Steps Down
CEO of Desigual since 2012, Manel Jadraque, has stepped down but will continue on the administrative board. Jadraque’s duties will be assumed by Thomas Meyer, President and Founder of Desigual. Jadraque had been with Desigual for 10 years in various positions. Meyer founded Desigual, the Barcelona-based retailer, in 1984. Currently Desigual has 530 stores, 11,000 multibrand stores and 2,500 corner concessions in department stores.
Adrienne Lazarus Tapped as CEO The Frye Company
The Frye Company, a division of the Hong Kong-based Global Brands Group, has appointed Adrienne Lazarus as CEO. Previously Lazarus was President of Intermix from 2009 until its acquisition by Gap Inc. in 2013, and has been consulting since then. Prior to Intermix, Lazarus was President of Ann Taylor.
Jim Boscov Named CEO of Boscov’s
Reading, PA-based department store Boscov’s has named Jim Boscov as CEO. He will succeed his uncle, Albert Boscov, who will continue as Chairman. Boscov’s is one of the last family-owned department store chains in the U.S. and has revenues exceeding $1 billion. The firm operates 43 department stores, the bulk of which are in Pennsylvania.
Richard Beckman Becomes Vice Media Chief Revenue Officer
Richard Beckman, former President of Condé Nast Media Group and later CEO of Fairchild Fashion Media, has been named Chief Revenue Officer of Vice Media. Beckman left Condé Nast in 2010 and recently served as CEO of branded production firm Three Lions Entertainment, producer of TV show ‘Fashion Rocks.’ At the Brooklyn-based media firm, Beckman will oversee advertising sales and report to company co-president Andrew Creighton.
Joy Marcus Named Condé Nast Entertainment EVP & GM, Digital Video
Joy Marcus has been tapped as EVP & GM of Digital Video for Condé Nast Entertainment and will be responsible for CNÉ’s digital video business. Marcus was most recently CEO of Bloglovin’ and a venture partner at Gotham Ventures.
Thomas Bucaille leaves Condé Nast International
Director of Talent for Condé Nast International, Thomas Bucaille, is leaving the firm as part of Condé Nast reorganization and closure of its international talent department based in London. Bucaille joined Condé Nast in 2013 and was previously with Christian Dior Couture, where he had served as worldwide human resources director since 2005.
Karina Dobrotvorskaya Appointed President of New Markets at Condé Nast International
Previous Head of Brand Development, Karina Dobrotvorskaya has been appointed President, Condé Nast New Markets, Editorial Director, and Brand Development. Dobrotvorskaya will be based in London.
Carol Cornuau departs from Condé Nast International
Carol Cornuau, the current President of Condé Nast New Markets will leave the firm. Cornuau joined Condé Nast International in 1998, serving as its President since 2010. Cornuau is credited with expanding Condé Nast via international launches including Vogue Turkey, GQ Brazil, Vogue Ukraine, and Glamour Brazil.
Rudy Konyushkov, currently CTO at Hearst Shkulev Media, has also been named CTO at Hearst Magazines International.
Anthony Unwin Appointed LOVE Executive Fashion Director
LOVE magazine has appointed Anthony Unwin as Executive Fashion Director. Unwin helped launch Wonderland Magazine, serving as its Fashion Director until 2013, moving on to work for V Magazine, V Man and GQ China.
Sarah Brown Departs from Vogue
Vogue US Beauty Director, Sarah Brown, is leaving the publication after 15 years to start an advisory focused on beauty, fashion, and lifestyle. Brown began her career as an assistant at ELLE, working at the title for three and a half years before moving onto freelance and eventually being hired at Vogue as a Beauty Editor under Amy Astley. She assumed the Beauty Director role when Astley moved to launch Teen Vogue.
Maxwell Conrad Losgar, previously Assistant to the Managing Editor at Teen Vogue, is now Assistant Entertainment Editor at the publication.
Fallon Nachmani, previously VP of Accessories at RMO Wetherly, is now Founder at Grayscale PR.
Kaitlin Kominsky, previously Lifestyle Accounts Manager at Black Frame, is now Senior Account Executive at M18 PR.
Bryn Poulos, previously Senior PR Manager at Citizens of Humanity, is now Senior Account Manager at HL Group Los Angeles.
Jeff Maldonado, previously Lead Strategist for Digital and Social Media at FleishmanHillard, is now VP of Digital Communications at Turner PR.
Velvet O. White, previously PR Account Executive at MHA, is now PR Account Manager at the company.
Juliana Shyu, previously Account Coordinator at Karla Otto, is now PR Manager at Aeffe USA.
Francesco Tribuzio, previously Fashion Assistant at Factory PR, is now Account Coordinator at HL Group.
Kenwerks announces its representation of Scott Langton, George Loves, and Royal Punk.
Brandstyle Communications announces its representation of Bene Rialto.
Paul Wilmot Communications announces its representation of Paul Morelli.
D’Orazio & Associates announces its representation of Messika.
UFCG announces its representation of Kisua.
Michele Marie PR announces its representation of We Are Kindred and Silpada.
Agentry PR announces its representation of J. Hilburn.
MHA announces its representation of Ingie Paris.
PR Consulting announces its representation of Mansur Gavriel.
Grayscale PR announces its representation of Ara Vartanian, Lizzie Fortunato, Deborah Pagani and Mizuki.