The Impression compiles the most important professional fashion moves of the week.
By Jessica Lofaro | Impressionist
BRANDS & RETAILERS
Mytheresa.com Appoints Markus Holzherr as CFO
Markus Holzherr has been named the new Chief Financial Officer for Mytheresa.com. For the past three years, Holzherr has been working with the Munich-based company as Head of Finance. Previously, he worked at the ProSiebenSat.1 Media agency located in Unterföhring, Bavaria.
Michael Kors Appoints Marcel Ostwald as SVP, Menswear
As of August 1, Marcel Ostwald will become the new Senior Vice President of Menswear. Ostwald will join the house from Hugo Boss, where he spent eleven years, most recently as Senior Head of Creative Management and Concept Design for BOSS Sportswear, and now will be working closely with Michael Kors and Mark Brashear, President of Menswear, on brand strategy and product vision.
Christophe Girard Leaves LVMH
Over this upcoming summer, Christophe Girard is leaving his position as Director of Strategy for the Fashion and Leather Goods division at LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. In 1999, Girard joined LVMH from Yves Saint Laurent. No further information has been released.
John Hooks Joins Miroglio Fashion
Italy based Miroglio Fashion, owner of 11 brands and 1,300 stores, has tapped John Hooks as Independent Councilor. Hooks was previously CEO and Group President at Ralph Lauren Europe from 2011 to 2014. Prior to that Hooks spent 11 years at the Giorgio Armani group, where he rose to become Deputy Chairman. Hooks began his career at the GFT Group moving on to become Worldwide Commercial and Retail Director at Jil Sander.
Cleto Sagripanti Joins The European Confederation of the Footwear Industry
President of the Assocalzaturifici Footwear Trade Association and the Micam Shoe Fair in Milan, Cleto Sagripanti, is now also President of the European Confederation of the Footwear Industry. Sagripanti is slowly taking over the position from Jean-Pierre Renaudin, who is President of the Fédération Française de la Chaussure and will be focusing on that role full-time.
Hudson’s Bay Taps Dan Caspersen as EVP of Human Resource
Hudson’s Bay Co. has appointed Dan Caspersen Executive VP of Human Resource. Previously, Caspersen was Senior VP of Human Resources for the Miami Dolphins NFL team. Earlier, he oversaw Global Human Resources at Toys ‘R’ Us where he led all human resources functions for more than 20 countries worldwide.
Joey Rodolfo Leaves Tommy Bahama
After 10 years, SVP of Men’s Design at Tommy Bahama, Joey Rodolfo, is leaving the company. Sources say he is planning to start a consulting agency to address merchandising, branding and visual design in Seattle. Prior to Tommy Bahama, Rodolfo was the founder of Double R Corp., which outfitted the U.S. contestants for the 2001 Ryder Cup competition and developed the JR 1879 and Resort Two brands.
Teresio Blanchetti, previously Head of Sales at Christopher Kane, is now Global Head of Sales at Sophie Hulme.
Diane Crook, previous freelance communication consultant, is now Global Communications Director at Sophie Hulme.
Aldo Maria Camillo Departs from Cerruti
The Artistic Director of Cerruti 1881 , Aldo Maria Camillo, has left his position to pursue other personal interests. Camillo previously worked at Valentino as Head Menswear Designer and at Ermenegildo Zegna, where he was Senior Designer of Formalwear and Tailoring for three years.
North and McWilliam Exit Amazon UK Directors Board
Amazon’s managing director for the UK, Christopher North, and Finance Director, Rob McWilliam, have resigned from the board. McWilliam handed his place on the board to UK Operations Director, Phaedra Andrews. North will remain as head of Amazon and his place on the board will be tapped by UK Operations Director, John Tagawa.
Haider Ackermann Taps Barny Nakhle as Head of Accessories
Barny Nakhle has been appointed as Head of Accessories by Haider Ackermann . In this new position, Nakhle will be in charge of the brand’s footwear collections and also will be launching his first line for the spring/summer 2016 season.
Emily D’Antonio, previously Publicist at KCD, is now PR Manager at Net-A-Porter.
Tyson Murphy, previously men’s PR Manager at Diesel USA, is now PR Director at Sachin and Babi.
Brooke German, previously Director of PR and Events at Intermix, is now Director for the Americas at The Outnet.
Caroline Pecker, previously Junior Account Executive at LaForce + Stevens, is now PR Coordinator at Kenneth Cole Productions.
Grey London Appoints Scott and Graeme
Grey London has promoted Managing Director, Bill Scott, and Managing Partner, Natalie Graeme, to the positions of UK Group Managing Director and Managing Director Respectively. Scott will be responsible for group operations and driving further integration between the agency’s advertising, digital, production, shopper and social business units. Graeme will be responsible for overseeing creative services and the agency’s content division.
Deutsch North America Taps Madonna Deverson as EVP of Brand Intelligence
Madonna Deverson has been named EVP of Brand Intelligence by Deutsch North America. In her new position, Deverson will be responsible for simplifying the agency’s data, and transforming it into usable insights.
Lucy Armstrong, previously a freelance men’s stylist, is now Fashion Editor at GQ.
Dena Silver Tapped as Senior Editor at Observer Media
Observer Media has appointed Dena Silver as Senior Editor on the Observer/Style team. Silver joins the Observer after two years at The Daily Front Row, where she most recently served as Associate Editor.
Sarah Lisitski-Gerrish, previously Senior Market Editor at More, is now Market Director at Redbook.
Laura Kalehoff, previously Editor in Chief at Fit Pregnancy and Natural Health, is now Director, Branded Content Studio, at Hearst Magazines Digital Media.
Arianne Atlan, previously Fashion Assistant at Marie Claire, is now Associate Market Editor at CR Fashion Book.
Neil Janowitz, previously Assistant Online Managing Editor at Entertainment Weekly, is now Editorial Director, Vulture, at New York.
Allison Castagna, previously Associate Director of Lifestyle and Beauty at Bollare, is now Account Director, Global Brand Team at LaForce + Stevens.
HL Group Los Angeles announces its representation of St. John for PR and VIP Services.
Purple NY announces its representation of Chiara Ferragni Collection.
Bollare Communication announces its representation of Kookai, and RO & DE noir.
Kenwerks announces its representation of Slate & Stone.