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


Giuseppe Marsocci, previously CEO of Switzerland at Giorgio Armani, will succeed Graziano de Boni as CEO of Giorgio Armani Corp., the North American subsidiary of the Armani Group. Marsocci, starts his new role on Jan. 1, and will relocate to New York. He will report to Livio Proli, the Worldwide Managing Director. Marsocci has been in his present role since 2010, having joined Armani in 2003. De Boni resignation is effective at the end of the year.

Jean-Marc Mansvelt, previously Director of Leather Goods and Accessories at Louis Vuitton, is now CEO at Chaumet. Mansvelt will begin his new role at the Paris-based jeweller on January 1, 2015.  He will succeed longtime chief executive Thierry Fritsch. Fritsch has led Chaumet for over ten years and will exit the company to pursue other interests. Both Chaumet and Vuitton operate under the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton umbrella.

giorgiobulgariGiorgio Bulgari, previously Consultant for Salvatore Ferragamo, is now Creative Director for Jewelry line Marina B. Giorgio is the nephew of Marina Bulgari, founder of Marina B. Giorgio. Bulgari comes from a storied family lineage in the jewelry business. He worked for his father Gianni Bulgari‘s jewelry and watch business ENIGMA where he served as the Managing Director. Marina Bulgari founded the company in 1978 at the age of 48 after resigning as the Co-CEO of Bulgari alongside Gianni Bulgari. Giorgio is now based in Geneva where he will run the Marina B business.

Ben Palmer, previously Head of Creative Media Design and Events at Burberry, is now Creative Director at Mr. Porter. Effective early 2015, Palmer will succeed Leon St-Amour and will be responsible for the visual look and feel of the brand. Earlier in the week, Men’s Online Luxury Retailer, Mr. Porter hired Adam Welch as Deputy Editor and Lauren Luxenburg as Social Media Editor.

Amber Fredman-Tarshis, previously Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Guess Inc., is now SVP and CMO of Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. Fredman-Tarshis comes to the company after two years with Guess Inc. in the same post and after serving in similar capacities at Hub Network, Victoria’s Secret, Warner Bros. and Puma.

d4d67837253917edbdee4c98932fb942_w335Andi Owen, currently Head of Gap’s Factory Store Division, has been named Global President for Banana Republic effective Jan 5th. She succeeds Jack Calhoun, who led the brand for eight years and will depart in February.

jeff-kirwanJeff Kirwan, currently President of Gap greater China has been named Global President for Gap effective this December. He succeeds Stephen Sunnucks, who will leave the company on Dec. 19.

Jon Nordeen, previously EVP of Merchandise Planning and Chief Information Officer, is now CIO of Hudson’s Bay Co.

Tanya Golesic, previously SVP Global Sales and Business Planning at Marc by Marc Jacob is now Chief Commercial Officer at Canada Goose outerwear.

Elizabeth Ashmun, previously VP of Global Marketing at Kate Somerville, is now CMO at Murad.

Nancy McKay, previously SVP and General Manager at Estée Lauder, Tom Ford Beauty and Aerin Beauty, is now CEO at Nest Fragrances.

Steve McSween, previously VP of Men’s Design at LF USA, is now VP of Global Design for Men at Nautica.

Chris Cox, previously VP of Design and Creative at Nautica, has left the company.

Virginie Trapenard, previously Senior PR Director at KCD Paris, is now International Press Director at Givenchy.


nina_lawrenceNina Lawrence, previously Vice President of Global Marketing and Advertising Sales for The Wall Street Journal, is now the Publisher of InStyle Magazine. She succeeds former Vice President and Publisher, Karin Tracy, who has only been in the role since May 2013. Prior to joining the WSJ, she had 15 year career at Condé Nast, where she led the relaunch of W in 2010.

Anne Christensen, previously Executive Fashion Director at Glamour, is now Fashion Director at large at BlackBook.

Lauren Brody, previously Co-Executive Editor at Glamour, has left the publication.

Julie Stone, previously Deputy Editor of Photo Visuals at Glamour, has left the publication.

Bethany Heitman, previously Executive Editor at Seventeen, is now Executive Editor at People StyleWatch.

Amanda Smith, previously Advertising Director at The New York Times, is now Associate Publisher at T Magazine.

Aaron Gell, previously Features Editor at Business Insider, is now Editorial Director at Maxim.

Vladimyr Pierre-Louis, previously Associate Fashion Editor at Women’s Health, is now Fashion Editor at the publication.

Karin Tracy, previously VP and Publisher at InStyle, has left the publication.


Nicolas Neubeck, previously Senior Art Director at Gilt Groupe, is now Creative Director of Editorial at Hearst Magazines Digital Media.

David Moretti, previously Creative Director at Wired Italy, is now Deputy Creative Editor at Wired.

Chantal Fernandez, previously Editorial Assistant at Lucky, is now Associate Editor at Fashionista.


Artemis Azima, previously PR Manager at Giorgio Armani, is now Senior Manager of Global Communications at Oscar de la Renta.

Aude White, previously PR Assistant at Vanity Fair, is now PR Associate at New York.

Brandon Sheffield, previously Account Executive at Nadine Johnson & Associates Inc. is now Production Manager at KCD.

Ashley Schuweiler, previously Account Executive at Bella Public Relations, is now Account Executive at Nike Communications.

Travis Paul Martin, previously Senior Account Executive at Krupp Group, is now Fashion Director at BPCM.

David Lopez, previously PR Manager at Watters, is now Marketing Manager at Justin Alexander.

Jessica Hersh, previously Director at Behrman Communications, is now the Founder at Starr Marketing Communications.

Larry Fink, previously VP of PR at Planet Hollywood International, is now  VP at Kravetz PR.

Courtney Sybesma, previously Account Supervisor at BWR Public Relations, is now Account Director at the company.


RMO Wetherly announces its representation of The Kooples.

HL Group Williamson PR announces its representation of Android Homme.

Los Angeles announces its representation of Delpozo for VIP services.

Agentry PR announces its representation of Hickey Freeman Sportswear and ABS Collection by Allen Schwartz.

M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment announces its representation of Bomber Ski.

IHPR announces its representation of Ambyr Childers Jewelry.

Walter Schupfer Management announces its representation of Melanie + Ramon.