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


johnMulberry Names Johnny Coca Creative Director
Johnny Coca, previously Accessories Designer at Céline, will become British luxury leather goods and fashion brand Mulberry’s  Creative Director, effective next July. Coca succeeds Emma Hill, who left Mulberry last year after then-CEO Bruno Guillon sought to move the brand up market. Coca will report to Godfrey Davis, chairman and CEO, and be responsible for all of Mulberry’s collections.

bold headers.002Reed Krakoff President, Stacy Van Praagh, Exits
Stacy Van Praagh, previously Global President of Reed Krakoff, has left the company after less than a year. Prior to joining Krakoff, Van Praagh was President, Americas of Fendi, from 2009 to 2013. Previously she help posts as Global Vice President of Sales at Oscar de la Renta, Vice President of Sales at Kate Spade and Director of RTW at Chanel.

Wal-Mart’s Chief Merchandising Officer, Duncan MacNaughton, Resigns
Duncan MacNaughton, who became Chief Merchandising Officer of Wal-Mart U.S. in 2011 and was responsible for all merchandise categories has resigned. Wal-Mart U.S. CEO, Greg Foran, has decided not to replace MacNaughton and has decided his duties amongst a several other Wal-Mart leaders include Andy Barron, EVP of soft lines who will assume responsibility over general merchandise and report into Foran.

Haute Hippie Hires Three
New York based Haute Hippie is gearing up for international expansion and has brought on three new hirers.
Jamie Angen, previously Senior Director of Sales at Alice + Olivia, is now Vice President of Sales for strategic direction, expansion and operations.
Cheung Lau, previously Yigal Azrouël, is now Chief Financial Officer
Thomas Hong, previously Yigal Azrouël, is now Director of Production.

Alyssa Jones, previously PR Manager at Tracy Reese, is now Director of Communications at the company.

Christina Makoyawo, previously PR and Social Media Manager at The Foundation Showroom, is now PR and Social Media Coordinator at Tracy Reese.


bold headers.003Ella Dolphin Promoted to Group Commercial Director at Hearst UK
Ella Dolphin, previously Group Publishing Director at Hearst Magazines UK, is now Group Commercial Director, a newly created role responsible for leading Hearst’s UK commercial strategy for mobile, tablet, web, print and events across 19 magazines and 26 websites.

The New York Times Appoints Kinsey Wilson, Editor
Kinsey Wilson
, previously EVP and Chief Content Officer at NPR, is now Editor for Innovation and Strategy, a new role, for now The New York Times starting in February. Wilson will be responsible for expanding mobile strategy and creating new digital products.

Aya Kanai, previously Fashion Director at Cosmopolitan, is now Group Fashion Director at Cosmopolitan and Seventeen.

bold headers.004Anne Christensen, previously Executive Fashion Director at Glamour, is now Fashion Director-at-Large at BlackBook.

Kerry Pieri, previously Senior Digital Editor at Harper’s Bazaar, is now Digital Fashion and Features Director at the publication.

Chrissy Rutherford, previously Digital Editor at Harper’s Bazaar, is now Senior Digital Editor at the publication.

Leah Wyar, previously Beauty Director at Cosmopolitan, is now Group Beauty Director at Cosmopolitan and Seventeen.

Jessica Pels, previously Online Deputy Editor and Features Editor at Teen Vogue, is now Site Director at Marie Claire.

Sarah Firshein, previously Digital Editor of Off Duty and Personal Journal at The Wall Street Journal, is now Digital Director at Travel + Leisure.

Madeline Rudin, previously PR and special projects at Interview, is now PR Director at W.

Jo Ann Liguori, previously Managing Editor at Seventeen, is now Interim Managing Editor at HGTV Magazine.

Yesenia Almonte, previously Beauty Director at Seventeen, has left the publication.

Jasmine Snow, previously Fashion Market Editor at Seventeen, has left the publication.

Rachel Lowe, previously Fashion Assistant at Seventeen, has left the publication.

Julia Kalachikoff, previously Accessories Director at Lucky Magazine, has left the publication.

Hayley Phelan, previously Fashion Features Editor at Lucky Magazine, has left the publication.

Liz Kiernan, previously Special Sections Director at Lucky Magazine, has left the publication.


Cole Wilson, previously Director of Editorial Relations at Fast Company, is now Director of Integrated Marketing at One Kings Lane.

Sara Zucker, previously Manager of Digital Media at Nars Cosmetics, is now Senior Social Media Manager at Into The Gloss and Glossier.


Amanda Eufer-Lewis, previously Senior Account Executive at Krupp Group, is now Account Manager at HL Group.


Édité announces its representation of Melissa Nepton.

Paul Wilmot Communications announces its representation of Lela Rose.

Droese Public Relations announces its representation of Ashley Pittman.