The Impression compiles the most important professional fashion moves of the week.
By Jeffrey Kim | Impressionist
BRANDS & RETAILERS
Public School designers named Creative Directors of DKNY
Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, founders and creative directors of the New York’s fashionable downtown brand Public School, have been tapped as the new creative directors of DKNY. The duo will report to CEO Caroline Brown and be in charge of all DKNY collections while splitting their time between both DKNY and Public School. Their first collection will be womenswear and unveiled during New York Fashion Week in September.
Donna Karan International Taps Hector Muelas as houses’ first Chief Image Officer
Hector Muelas, Creative Director of Worldwide Marketing Communications of Apple Inc., has been appointed to the newly created role of Chief Image Officer at DKI. Muelas will be in charge of all areas of brand image, marketing, creative services, digital platforms and e-commerce for all DKI.
Patti Cohen becomes EVP of Global PR and Communications at DKI
Current EVP of Global Marketing and Communications, Patti Cohen, will become EVP of Global Public Relations and Communications at DKI.
Diane von Furstenburg appoints Paolo Riva CEO
Paolo Riva, former VP of Apparel and Visual Merchandising for Tory Burch who also previously served Valentino and Ferragamo in merchandising, marketing, and product development, has been appointed as CEO of Diane von Furstenburg.
Schiaparelli names Bertrand Guyon as Design Director
The house of Schiaparelli put rumors to rest appointing 49-year-old Frenchman, Bertrand Guyon, as the house’s new design director. Guyon joins Schiaparelli from Rome-based Valentino, where he worked for seven years with the house’s creative directors, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, on the couture and ready to wear collections. Prior to Valentino, Guyon held roles at Christian Lacroix, Givenchy, Pierre Cardin, and Charles Jourdan. The freshly minted director will make his first debut for the house during the upcoming Paris couture week in July.
Karlheinz Hofer named President and CEO of Richard Ginori
Karlheinz Hofer will succeed Micaela le Divelec Lemmi as President and CEO of Richard Ginori. Karlheinz will report directly to Jean-François Palus, Managing Director of Kering. Hofer’s new position follows his recent appointment as Luxury Chief Operations, Supply Chain and Logistics Officer of Kering. Lemmi will strictly focus on her roles as Gucci’s EVP and Chief Consumer Officer.
Julien Labat named CEO of Edun
Ethical fashion brand, Edun, has named Julien Labat as the company’s new CEO. Labat, former Commercial Director of Carven, will succeed Janice Sullivan and report to the Edun board.
GlamGlow appoints Reinaldo Gonzalez SVP, Global General Manager
Reinaldo Gonzalez has been appointed to SVP and Global General Manager of GlamGlow. GlamGlow, a skin-care company founded by Shannon and Glenn Dellimore, was a recent acquisition by Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. Gonzalez, who joined Estée Lauder in 2003 and served as VP of International Business Operations, is responsible for increasing the brand’s global equity and brand strategy.
The TJX Cos. Inc. Chairman Bernard Cammarata Retires
After 40 years as Chairman of The TJX Cos. Inc., Bernard “Ben” Cammarata, 75, has announced his retirement. Cammarata’s retirement will be effective June 11, at the company’s annual meeting, but he will continue his advisory role as Founder and Executive Adviser. Carol Meyrowitz, current CEO of TJX, will assume the Chairman role. Cammarata has taken the company to the status of largest off-price retailer in the U.S. and has grown in both Canada and Europe with $29 billion in revenue in 2014. Since 1999, Cammarata has served as Chairman of T.J. Maxx, a company he founded in 1976, and served as President and CEO since 2000.
Carol Meyrowitz Named Chairman of TJX Cos. Inc.
CEO of T.J. Maxx, Carol Meyrowitz, will succeed Bernard Cammarata as Chairman of TJX Cos. Inc. Meyrowitz, 61, has been with the company since 1983, she has served as President since 2005 and CEO since 2007. She is expected to assume her new role as Chairman June 11th, at the company’s annual meeting, where Cammarata’s retirement goes into effect.
Boucheron President and CEO Pierre Bouissou to Step Down
According to parent company Kering, Pierre Bouissou, President and CEO of Boucheron, will be leaving his positions effective immediately. Bouissou has been with Boucheron since 2011, previously he had served LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton as Managing Director. Until a successor is named, Albert Bensoussan, CEO of Kering’s Luxury Watch and Jewlery Division, will be responsible for the duties of President and CEO.
Enrico Cavatorta named CFO of Yoox
Weeks after a merger with Net-a-Porter, Yoox has named Enrico Cavatorta as CFO. Cavatorta was previously CFO at Luxottica, as well as Interim CEO of Markets for a short six weeks last year, after Andrea Guerra stepped down.
Jennifer Volk, previously Senior Manager of Global PR at Alice + Olivia, is now Director of Marketing and Global Communications at Narciso Rodriguez.
Johanna Stout, previously Director of Brand Partnerships at Spring, is now Director of Global Fashion Relations and Special Events at MAC Cosmetics.
Erin Doyle Cronin, previously Senior PR Manager of Beauty at Burberry, is now Director of PR and Communications at Lancôme.
Editor-in-Chief of Lucky Magazine Eva Chen has Resigned
Lucky Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Eva Chen, has announced her resignation via Instagram and Twitter. Chen took to her Instagram account with a collection of Lucky Magazine covers during her two years with the publication with the caption, “This morning I made the extremely personal and difficult announcement to my team that I will be transitioning from @luckymagazine in the coming months.”
Nina Lawrence Leaves InStyle
InStyle Publisher, Nina Lawrence, will leave her position with the publication. Lawrence has only been with the company for six months and her role as publisher will be temporarily filled by Steve Deluca. Lawrence had been hired by InStyle back in November from The Wall Street Journal, where she had served as VP of Global Marketing and Ad Sales. Prior to that, she served Condé Nast as VP and Publisher.
Matthew Talomie, previously Associate Publisher at Town & Country, is now CRO at Observer.
Noah Johnson, previously Deputy Editor at Style.com, has left the publication.
Mieke ten Have, previously Home Editor at Vogue, is now design Editor-at-Large at ELLE Décor.
Hayden Manders, previously Assistant Entertainment Editor at Refinery29, is now Staff Writer at NYLON.
Molly Friedman, previously Features Writer at NY Daily News, is now Senior Entertainment Editor at Refinery29.
Caitlin Brody, previously Associate Entertainment Editor at Glamour, is now Entertainment Editor at US Weekly.
Emily Demchyk, previously Account Executive at Paul Wilmot Communications, is now Senior Account Executive at LaForce + Stevens.
Natalie Guevara, previously Senior Associate at SKDKnickerbocker, is now Senior Communications Officer at Genius.
Marisa Drew, previously SVP at GCK Partners, is now Partner at the company.
Phyllis London, previously Senior Account Executive at GCK Partners, is now Account Supervisor at the company.
Kate Atkinson, previously Account Director at John Doe, is now Lifestyle Communications Director at Starworks Group.
Angie Davidson, previously Production Assistant at Prodject, is now Junior Account Executive at GCK Partners.
Paul Wilmot Communications announces its representation of GANT.
CLD PR announces its representation of Lychee Swimwear.
SUCCARRA Showroom announces its representation of Ketzali.
BPCM announces its representation of Draper James.
Erin McCaffrey PR announces its representation of Nudestix.