THE IMPRESSION compiles the most important professional fashion moves of the week.
BY JESSICA LOFARO
BRANDS & Retailers
Alexander Wang Becomes CEO and Chairman
Alexander Wang is now CEO and Chairman of his eponymous brand. Wang, who is also Creative Director, replaces current CEO Aimie Wang and Chairwoman, Ying Wang when founded in 2005.
Caroline Wang Joins Alexander Wang as Executive Vice Chairman
Caroline Wang has joined Alexander Wang as Executive Vice Chairman. Previously, Wang was a Professor at Hong Kong University of Science & Technology. Prior to that, she served as VP of IBM in Asia Pacific.
Mary Wang Named EVP of Alexander Wang
Mary Wang has been named EVP of Alexander Wang. Wang was most recently President of DKNY. Prior to that, she had been at Donna Karan for 20 years. In her new position, Wang will be overseeing global operations.
CEO and Chairwoman Departs from Alexander Wang
CEO Ying Wang, and Chairwoman Aimie Wang, will step down from their roles, but remain shareholders and board members. Ying Wang and Aimie Wang co-founded the company with Alexander Wang in 2005, along with his brother, Dennis Wang, who remains an advisor at the firm.
Keanan Duffty Joins John Varvatos USA as Sr. Design Director
Slinky Vagabond Designer and Founder Keanan Duffy has been tapped by John Varvatos USA as Senior Design Director. Duffy previously consulted for Ben Sherman and developed England’s Dreaming by Keanan Duffty for Target.
Maison Margiela Taps Hervé Cosmao as Head of Public Relations
Maison Margiela has tapped Hervé Cosmao as Head of Press and Public Relations. Cosmao was previously Press Manager at Louis Vuitton. Prior to that, he held various public relations positions at KCD and Christian Dior.
Mark Newton-Jones Departs Boohoo
Mark Newton-Jones is stepping down as Non-Executive Director of Boohoo. Newton-Jones is still currently CEO of Mothercare and Chairman of Graduate Fashion Week. Prior to that, he served as Group Chief Executive at Shop Direct Group.
Market Connect Group Names Bill Brenner President
Market Connect Group has named Bill Brenner President. Previously, Brenner served as Director of Operations at Students 2 Students. Prior to that, he was Senior VP of Sales & Marketing at Emcon Associates Inc. In his new position, Brenner will help MCG develop a growth strategy and adapt to retail’s current challenges.
French RTW Federation Names Le Louët President
The French Federation of Women’s Ready-to-Wear has named Pierre François Le Louët President. Le Louët has served as Administrator of Paris’ Union of Women’s Fashion and board member of the French Federation of Women’s RTW. Prior to that, Le Louët held various positions at NellyRodi, NellyRodi Money Box, and L’Oréal.
Kate Spade Appoints Carsten Fischer to Board
Carsten Fischer has been appointed to the board of Kate Spade & Co. Previously, Fischer was named to the board of Seiko Holdings Co. Ltd., where he served as Senior Adviser. Before that, he held various positions at Shiseido Co. Ltd. and Procter & Gamble Co.
Frederik Dyhr Departs Belstaff
Frederik Dyhr, Head of Menswear at British luxury brand Belstaff, has stepped down from his role. Dyhr would like to pursue new career opportunities.
Belstaff Names Delphine Ninous as Collection Creative Director
Belstaff has appointed Head of Womenswear, Delphine Ninous, Collection Creative Director, overseeing both men’s and women’s lines. Previously, Ninous was Design Director at Paul & Joe. Prior to that, she served as Design Director at Comptoir des Cotonniers.
Interview Magazine Taps Jason Nikic as Chief Revenue Officer
Interview Magazine has appointed Jason Nikic as Chief Revenue Officer. Previously, Nikic held various positions at Hearst Magazines including Associate Publisher and Advertising Director. Prior to that, he served as a Sales Director for The Atlantic.
DuJour Media Taps Fiona Murray Editor-in-Chief
Fiona Murray had been tapped Editor-in-Chief of DuJour Media. Previously, Murray served as Features Director for The Wall Street Journal. Prior to that, she was Style Director at ARC.
Sandrine Charles, previously Communications Director at Starworks Group, has left the agency.
PR Consulting announces its representation of Santa Cruz Co. and Saks Fifth Avenue.