The Impression compiles the most important professional fashion moves of the week.
By Jessica Lofaro | Impressionist
BRANDS & RETAILERS
Jack Wills Founder Peter Williams Returns as CEO
Founder and majority shareholder of Jack Wills, Peter Williams, will resume his role as CEO after a two year absence. Williams replaces Wendy Becker, who joined the firm in 2013 as COO and became CEO in 2013. The appointment follows on the heels of an announcement that the British retailer will halt its plans for a stock market offering.
Dior Homme Appoints Serge Brunschwig as President
Dior COO, Serge Brunschwig, will add the role of President Dior Homme to his duties. Brunschwig will continue to report to Christian Dior Couture President and CEO Sidney Toledano. Prior to joining Dior in 2008, Brunschwig served as CEO of Celine.
Andy Dunn Returns as Bonobos CEO
After less than three months in the role, Francine Della Badia is stepping down as CEO of Bonobos. Previous CEO and Founder, Andy Dunn, will rejoin as CEO, a role he previously held for eight years.
American Eagle Outfitters CMO Michael Leedy Resigns
CMO of Pittsburgh-based retailer American Eagle Outfitters, Michael Leedy, is departing from the company. Leedy joined American Eagle in 1994 and previously left the company for two years to be CMO of Naples, Florida based retailer, Chico’s, before returning as American Eagle’s CMO in 2011.
House of Fraser Names Pete Marsden as Interim CIO
House of Fraser, the British department store group, has appointed Pete Marsden as interim Chief Information Officer. Marsden’s appointment comes after the exit of Uday Kotla, who left after four months in the role. Marsden comes from Asos, where he was Chief Information Officer.
Mandana Dayani, former Vice President of Rachel Zoe Inc., is now Chief Brand Officer of online estate sale company, Everything But The House.
Scott Tepper, previously Head of Collaborations at Liberty, is now Buying Director for fashion at the firm.
Gina Ritchie, previously Head of Beauty and Accessories at Liberty, is now Buying Director for beauty, jewelry and accessories at the firm.
Mauria Finley, previously Founder and CEO of Citrus Lane, is now Board of Directors member at Fossil USA.
Jamie Holloway, previously PR Director at Citizens of Humanity, has left the company.
Dirk Standen Tapped as Editor-in-Chief of Condé Nast’s 23 Stories
Condé Nast has expanded its branded content studio, 23 Stories, with a new leadership team and has named Dirk Standen as editor-in-chief. Standen comes from Condé Nast’s W magazine, where he has been digital creative director since May. Previously, Standen was editor-in-chief of Style.com from 2005 to 2015. In a related move, longtime Condé Nast executive Josh Stinchcomb will become managing director of 23 Stories.
Laura Vogel, previously freelance writer, is now Senior Digital Editor at Condé Nast Traveler.
Rachel Torgerson, previously Assistant Editor for news and features at The Knot, is now Online Style and Beauty Writer at Us Weekly.
Andrea Navarro, previously Web Production Assistant at Brides, is now Associate Digital Editor at Teen Vogue.
Alexa Kopel, previously Senior Publicist at KCD, is now Publicity Director at the firm.
Jamie Krauss Hess, previously Director at the Narrative Group, is now a Vice President at the firm.
Jessica Geiger Marsh, previously Senior Account Executive at the Narrative Group, is now an Account Supervisor at the company.
Anna McLellen, previously Account Executive at Azione PR, is now Account Executive at The Narrative Group.
Rachel Champlin, previously Account Manager at Shadow PR, is now Director in the fashion division at the firm.
Ian Edwards, previously Account Executive at Shadow PR, has left the company.
Sophie Weill, previously Account Executive at Shadow PR, is now Account Executive at Azione PR.
Jarred Denzel Keller, previously Account Coordinator at Edite Showroom, is now Public Relations Manager at the firm.
Zeba Rashid, previously Fashion Director of 5W Public Relations, has left the company.
Purple PR announces its representation of XIAO LI for New York Fashion Week.
The Bromley Group announces its representation of Coldwater Creek in the US.
Totem Fashion London announces its representation of Laurence & Chico.
Pivotal PR announces its representation of Dickies Girl.
Now + Zen Public Relations announces its representation of Jemma Sands and Porte Mode in the US.
IPR London announces its representation of Cecilie Copenhagen for global VIP seeding.
The Brown Collective announces its representation of Korovilas and Yliana Yepez for VIP services.
Nash & Lee PR Shop announces its representation of Eberjey.
EFG announces its representation of KJ Couture.