New York, United States – The Impression compiles the most important professional moves of the week.
BRANDS & RETAILERS
Caroline Brown, currently President of Carolina Herrera, will be joining Donna Karan International as Chief Executive Officer, effective as of January 15, 2015. Brown will report to Pierre-Yves Roussel, chairman and CEO of the LVMH Fashion Group, parent company of Donna Karan International. She succeeds Mark Weber, who joined the company in 2006 and will continue to work for LVMH as a consultant. Brown was appointed as president of Carolina Herrera in 2010, prior to that she held roles as US CEO for Akris and US Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Giorgio Armani.
Peter Copping, has resigned after five years in the role of Creative Director for Nina Ricci. In a statement, Ralph Toledano, president of Nina Ricci’s parent company Puig Fashion Group, said “We very warmly thank Peter for his total commitment to Nina Ricci and his contribution to the legacy of the house. His vision has been a major factor in the relaunch of the brand. We wish him all the best for the continuation of his career.” Nina Ricci said it would shortly announce Copping’s successor, rumored to be the former creative director of Carven, Guillaume Henry. Copping who is rumored to be moving to Oscar de la Renta stated “I am very grateful to the Puig family for their kindness during the last five years.”
Guillaume Henry, previously Creative Director of Carven, has resigned. He is rumored to be replacing Peter Copping at Nina Ricci.
Scott Brubaker, previously General Manager at Alvarez & Marshal, is now the interim CEO at American Apparel. Brubaker replaces John Lutrell, who took on dual roles of CEO and CFO and is now resigning from the company.
Robert K. Shearer, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at VF Corporation has announced his impending retirement.
Richard Lambertson & John Truex, previously Design Directors at Tiffany & Co., are now Design Directors of the Leather Division at Shinola.
Mary Bruno, previously Senior Vice President of Denim Design and Development and served as Design Director at both Earl Jeans and Levi’s, is now Head of Design at J Brand.
Ellen Ahlbom, previously Vice President of Levi Strauss & Co., is now Senior Vice President of Sales and Merchandising for the women’s market at J Brand.
Tony Strippoli, previously President of Scotch & Soda’s U.S.,is now Senior Vice President of Sales and Merchandising for the men’s market at J Brand.
Michele Scannavin, previously Chief Executive Officer of Coty Inc., is leaving the company.
Bart Becht, previously Chairman of Coty, is now the interim CEO.
Antonio Marcos, previously Menswear Designer for CH at Carolina Herrera, is now men’s wear Design Manager for El Ganso.
Scott Norris, previously EVP of Merchandising of Men’s Warehouse, Moores, and the tuxedo rental business, is now Brand President for Men’s Warehouse and Moores.
Paul Fitzpatrick, previously President and COO of ESP Group Ltd., is now Brand President of Jos. A. Bank division for Men’s Warehouse.
Jim Thorne, previously Executive Vice President and Chief Merchant for Jos. A. Bank, is now EVP of Direct Sourcing for the company.
Steven H. Benrubi, CFO at The Wet Seal Inc., will be resigning his position effective Dec. 1.
Alvaro Gonzalez, previously CEO of Valextra, has left the company to launch his own accessories line.
Beverly Hill, previously CEO at Issa London, is now Chief Executive at MiH Jeans.
Chloe Lonsdale, presently Founder at MiH Jeans, is now also the Chief Creative Officer at the company.
Johan Quintus, presently partner at MiH Jeans, is now also the COO at the company.
Joanna Coles, Editor-in-Chief at Cosmopolitan, has also been named the Editorial Director at Seventeen. The magazine is expected to name a new editor-in-chief within a few weeks.
Ann Shoket, previously Editor-in-Chief at Seventeen for seven years, is stepping down to pursue other media projects and will consult with Hearst on product development.
Jill Seelig, previously SVP and Publisher at O, The Oprah Magazine, is now SVP of Corporate Development and Magazine Publishing at Hearst.
Donna Kalajian Lagani, SVP and Publishing Director at Cosmo, is also holding Marketing and Publishing responsibilities for Seventeen.
Jayne Jamison, previously VP and Publishing Director at Redbook and Seventeen, is now SVP and Publisher of O, The Oprah Magazine.
Sue Katzen previously Associate Publisher, Advertising role at Cosmo, is now Publisher at Redbook.
Catherine Gunderson, previously Editorial Business Manager at GQ , is now the Managing Editor for Marie Claire US.
Judy Meepos, previously Deputy Editor at InStyle, is now Style Editor at The TIG.
Renee Rupcich, previously Senior Art Director at Condé Nast Media Group, is now Design Director at NYLON and NYLON Guys.
Kyle Anderson, previously Accessories Director at Marie Claire US , is now Style and Accessories Director at the company.
Samantha Greenspan, previously Assistant Accessories Editor at Teen Vogue, is now Associate Accessories editor at SELF.
Kelly Ricci, previously PR director at Cynthia Rowley, is now Director, Communications at Hunt & Gather.
Salena Martell, previously Assistant Account Executive at BPCM, is now PR Assistant at Starworks Group.
Sarah Horan, previously Account Director at Bluprint PR, is now Senior Manager of PR at Starworks Group.
Tiffany D’Aurizio, previously Senior Marketing Manager at The ONE Group, is now PR Manager at Sovereign Brands.
SHO + CO announces it representation of Gap and Temperley London for VIP services.
LaForce + Stevens announces its representation of Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister Co.
Company Agenda announces its representation of Tosia.
Maguire Steele announces its representation of Beckley By Melissa.
Alison Brod Public Relations announces its representation of Casper.
Brandstyle Communications announces its representation of Eloquii and Surprise Ride.
Siren PR announces its representation of Ulla Johnson.
Bollare Communication announces its representation of Juliet & Company.
Style House PR announces its representation of TULA.
Katayone Adeli, is rumored to be signing a design contract with Helmut Lang. Adeli has been working on consulting projects since closing her signature label in 2003.