The Impression compiles the most important professional fashion moves of the week.
By Danielle D’Onofrio | Impressionist
BRANDS & RETAILERS
Patti Cohen Departs from Donna Karan
Patti Cohen, Donna Karan International’s EVP of Global Marketing and Communications, has stepped down from her position. Cohen has been with DKI for thirty years and is credited with steering Donna Karan’s and DKNY’s marketing to become a major global player.
Johan Lindeberg Departs BLK DNM
Johan Lindeberg, the Founder and Creative Director of BLK DNM, is leaving the company he started in 2010 to focus on other creative pursuits. Lindeberg plans to pursue his passions of photography and filmmaking as well as to become more involved in Out of Context, an agency-gallery-foundation based in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, N.Y. Lindeberg previously founded the designer line, J. Lindeberg, in 1996 after departing from Diesel as Marketing Director. He joined Justin Timberlake as creative director at Timberlake’s William Rast brand in 2007 and after three years left to found BLK DNM.
Kering Appoints Todd Hymel CEO of Action Sports
Kering, parent owner of Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, and Puma, has appointed Todd Hymel as CEO of its action sports brands, a newly created position. Hymel, who most recently served as COO of the group’s sports and lifestyle division, joined Kering in 2008, will be based in Costa Mesa and continue to report to group managing director Jean-François Palus.
Trish Whalen named VP Ivanka Trump Collection
Ivanka Trump Collection has tapped Trish Whalen as VP Business Development, a new post. Previously, Whalen headed the domestic licensing division for Maxim, and prior to that was with Kate Spade licensing. Whalen will be responsible for Trump’s apparel, shoes and accessories internationally, and reports to Ivanka Trump.
Delaney Schweitzer Exits from Lululemon
Delaney Schweitzer, EVP of Global Retail at Lululemon, is leaving the company. Schweitzer joined Lululemon in 2002 and her resignation follows Lululemon founder Chip Wilson’s departure in February.
Theo Killion joins Herbert Mines as Vice Chairman
Former Zale Corp. CEO, Theo Killion, who led the jewelry retailer’s sale to Signet Jewelers Ltd., has joined Herbert Mines Associates as Vice Chairman. Killion departed from Zale last year. Previously, Killion led the HR and operations functions of Tommy Hilfiger, L Brands and HSN. He began his career at Macy’s Inc., working his way up to SVP of HR. Killion sits on the boards of Express Inc. and Libbey Inc.
Executive Chairman of Cartier UK, Arnaud Bamberger, Retires
Cartier UK’s Executive Chairman, Arnaud Bamberger, 69, who has been with Cartier for 30 years, is retiring in August. Bamberger will be named honorary chairman of the company.
Patricia Herrera Lansing Joins Carolina Herrera
Daughter to Carolina Herrera and previous consultant to the firm, Patricia Herrera Lansing, has been named Special Projects Director. In the newly created role Lansing will work on entertainment industry, communications and philanthropic projects. In addition, she will work with the design team to develop a red-carpet collection.
Teespring Inc., Taps Robert Chatwani
Custom t-shirt maker, Teespring Inc., has hired Robert Chatwani as Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer. Chatwani previously worked for EBay for 12 years, where he served as CMO for North America, and has been brought on board to help turn the startup from a custom t-shirt company into a broader e-commerce platform.
Emilio Carbonera Giani, previously General Manager at Caruso, is now General Manager at Missoni.
Preia Narendra, previously Press Director at 3.1 Phillip Lim, is now Senior Director of PR at Miu Miu.
Samantha McKeon, previously PR Manager at Veronica Beard, is now Director of PR at the company.
Nadia Beach, previously a freelance PR Director and brand consultant, is now PR Manager at Jordane C., Inc.
Juliana Shyu, previously Account Coordinator at Karla Otto, is now PR Manager at Aeffe USA.
Michelle Melton, previously Communications Director at Chandelier Creative, is now Communications Consultant at A.W.A.K.E., Alldayeveryday, Anna Sheffield, and Area.
Heather Jacobus, previously PR Manager at Etro, has left the company.
Kristom Parson, previously Director of PR and Marketing at Wildfox, has left the company.
Mother Names Michael Wall Global CEO
Former Lowe CEO Michael Wall has been appointed as Mother’s global CEO. He will work out of Mother’s London and will lead Mother’s business across all offices. Wall previously served as CEO at Lowe and Partners starting in 2009. Prior to joining Lowe, Wall was one of the founding partners of Fallon, becoming President International in 2005.
Tara Levin appointed CMO of Deutsch New York
Deutsch New York taps Tara Levine as its new CMO, reporting to Deutsch New York CEO Val DiFebo. Previously, Levine served as Managing Director of OMD USA. Prior to OMD, Levine was Director of New Business for Euro RSCG.
Elgar Johnson Named GQ Style Fashion Director
GQ Style has appointed Elgar Johnson as Fashion Director. Previously, Johnson was Fashion Director at Man About Town, a men’s fashion and lifestyle magazine. Johnson will continue his consulting arrangements for London-based designer houses Astrid Andersen and Christopher Raeburn.
Danielette Dennis, previously Publicist at KCD, is now Senior Publicist at the company.
Simon Sirixay, previously Publicist at KCD, is now Senior Publicist at the company.
Walker Inge, previously Publicist at KCD, is now Senior Publicist at the company.
Anu Kher, previously Senior Account Executive at Affect, is now associate Vice President of Corporate and Financial Services division at Rubenstein Public Relations.
Juliet Little, previously Executive Assistant of Merchandising at Tory Burch, is now Account Coordinator at HL Group’s Los Angeles office.
Edeana Mombrun is now Junior Coordinator at The Creative NYC.
Paul Wilmot Communications announces its representation of H&M Beauty and Isabel Toledo Fragrances.
Jennifer Bett Communications announces its representation of Enro.
Michele Marie PR announces its representation of Anil Arjandas, FACINE, Freedom 24, and Jewels Pleione.
SUCCARRA Showroom announces its representation of Juliet & Co.
C&M Media announces its representation of Garciavelez.