BY JESSICA LOFARO
BRANDS & Retailers
Stuart Weitzman Relinquishes Creative Director Role, Stays on as Chairman
Stuart Weitzman is stepping down as Creative Director of his eponymous label. Weitzman has designed shoes under his name for over 25 years and will still remain on the board as Chairman. Giovanni Morelli will succeed Stuart Weitzman.
Giovanni Morelli becomes Creative Director of Stuart Weitzman
Giovanni Morelli will replace Stuart Weitzman and be the new Creative Director of the brand. Morelli joins from Loewe, where he served as Leather Goods Design Director, Men’s and Women’s. Prior to that, Morelli has had various roles such as Accessories Designer at fashion houses Prada, Marc Jacobs, Chloè, and Burberry.
Rebecca Damavandi Joins Buscemi as CEO
Rebecca Damavandi has joined Buscemi as CEO. Damavandi comes to Buscemi with 20 years of brand building and executive leadership experience with a special focus on the wholesale, retail, and global merchandising sectors. Damavandi has previously was Group President, Global Business, at Vince. Prior to that, she served as Group President, Global Business Development, at Kellwood Company.
Tory Burch Appoints Nacole Snoep VP of Public Relations
Tory Burch has appointed Nacole Snoep VP of Public Relations. Snoep comes with 15 years of experience at Calvin Klein, most recently serving as SVP, Public Relations and Celebrity. Prior to that, she has had various roles at such as Director of PR at Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, and Ralph Lauren.
Timberland Taps Jim Pisani Global Brand President
VF Corp. has named Jim Pisani Global Brand President of Timberland. Pisani was most recently President of VF’s licensed sports group, Majestic Athletic. Prior to that, he served as VP of Customer Development at PepsiCo.
Lyst Appoints Rory Scott VP of Communications
Lyst has appointed Rory Scott VP of Communications. In his new role, he will be in charge of leading strategy and campaigns in America. Scott was formerly head of PR at Paddy Power.
Jason Broderick Exits Harrods as Fashion Director of Menswear, Sports, and Watches
Harrods has confirmed that Fashion Director of Menswear, Sports, and Watches, Jason Broderick, has left the company. Broderick, has been with the firm since 1998. Over the past year, he oversaw a variety of projects, including Harrods Man Cover to Cover, a storewide takeover that included all departments, ranging from luxury and tailoring to contemporary and active.
Marisa Pucci, previously VP of Public Relations and Image Events at Christian Dior Couture and Perfumes Christian Dior, has been name VP of Communications and Image at the firm.
Taryn Laeben Joins Capser as Chief Experience Officer
Taryn Laeben joins Capser as Chief Experience Officer. Laeben served at Kate Spade for 12 years, most recently being SVP North America. Prior to that, she became the first President of Alexis Bittar.
Marc Troisi, previously PR Manager at Ralph Lauren, has left the company.
Amy Robb, previously VP of PR at Tommy Hilfiger, is now US PR Director at Jimmy Choo.
Caroline Elwing, previously Assistant Account Executive at BPCM, is now Women’s PR Coordinator at Tommy Hilfiger.
Jillian Borde, previously PR Coordinator at Tommy Hilfiger, has left the company.
Alicia Loehle, previously PR Manager at Ralph Lauren, is now PR Director for Women’s and Men’s at Tommy Hilfiger.
Chelsea Simunovich, previously PR Coordinator at Valentino, has left the company.
Janice Szeto, previously National Sales Account Executive at Eugenia Kim, is now PR Manager at Nautica.
Effie Zeyra, previously President of Natural BasiX, is now EVP at Hawke & Co.
Susan Rutenberg, previously Marketing and Communications Director at Furla, is now PR Manager, Americas at The Outnet.
Kyle Munzenrieder, previously Digital Reporter at the Miami New Times, is now Digital News Editor at W magazine.
Meaghan Shanley, previously Account Supervisor at 5W Public Relations, is now Account Supervisor at Nylon Consulting.
Sebastian Masmela, previously Senior Account Executive at M Booth, is now Account Supervisor.
Nate Hinton, previously Publicity Director at KCD, is now Publicity Director for Raf Simons and Emilio Pucci at PR Consulting.
Sarah Santos, previously PR Manager at Jimmy Choo, is now Senior PR Manager at Network Public Relations.
Katie Rama is now Assistant Account Executive at MullenLowe.
KCD announces its representation of G-STAR RAW.
PR Consulting announces its representation of Enfold.
MMPR announces its representation of Reese + Riley and 21HM.
Wetherly announces its representation of Elisabeth Weinstock.
Delinlee Delovely / Linlee Allen PR & Consulting announces its representation of St. Roche.
DKC announces its representation of Thursday Boot Company.
Agentry PR announces its representation of Spectre & Co.
CodedPR announces its representation of Naked Princess.
Brandstyle Communications announces its representation of Ruby Ribbon and San Antonio Shoemaker’s.