Bold Moves | Bob Sauerberg to Depart Conde Nast, Jim Brett Departs J. Crew, Lucas Ossendrijver Departs Lanvin


BRANDS & Retailers

Lucas Ossendrijver

Lucas Ossendrijver Departs Lanvin as Menswear Designer
Lanvin’s Menswear Designer Lucas Ossendrijver is stepping down from the company after 13 years. Ossendrijver is supposed to be presenting his last collection during the pre-season schedule at Palais De Tokyo in Paris.

James Brett

Jim Brett Steps Down from J.Crew as CEO
CEO of J.Crew, Jim Brett, is stepping down from the company. Brett originally joined J. Crew in 2017 from West Elm where he was President. Prior to that, he was at URBN, overseeing Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie. A 4-person committee or executives will be stepping in to manage the company until Brett’s successor is found which will include other executives at the company, Michael Nicholson, Lynda Markoe, Adam Brotman, and President of Madewell Libby Wadle.

Maximilian Bittner
Maximilian Bittner

Vestiaire Collective Names Maximilian Bittner as CEO
Maximilian Bittner has been appointment the new Chief Executive Officer of the Vestiaire Collective, effective January 1st, 2019. Bittner joins from Lazada, the e-commerce group he founded and acted as CEO of. At Vestiaire, Bittner will be succeeding Co-Founder Sébastien Fabre, who will remain on as Director of the company.

Lisa Aiken
Lisa Aiken

Moda Operandi Names Lisa Aiken Women’s Fashion Director
Lisa Aiken has joined Moda Operandi as their new Women’s Fashion Director. Previously, Aiken was at Yoox Net-a-Porter where she was Retail Fashion Director.

Moda Operandi Taps Josh Peskowitz as Men’s Fashion Director
Josh Peskowitz has joined Moda Operandi as their new Men’s Fashion Director. Previously, Peskowitz was Co-Founder of men’s boutique Magasin.

Spring Studios Appoints Thomas Punch to Chief Creative Officer and Global Brand President
Thomas Punch has joined Spring Studios where he will act as the new Global Brand President and Chief Creative Officer. Previously, Punch was Chief Creative Officer at Vice. In his new job at Spring Studios, Punch will be reporting to CEO Richard Yaffa.

VF Corporation Names Jan Van Leeuwen VP and General Manager EMEA
Jan Van Leeuwen has been appointed General Manager and VP of VF Corporation’s EMEA operations. Van Leeuwen previously held the same position at Vans, also owned by VF.

Coty Inc. Taps Pierre Laubies as CEO
Pierre Laubies has been appointed to Chief Executive Officer of Coty. Previously, Laubies was CEO of Dutch coffee company Jacoubs Douwe Egberts. He will be succeeding Camillo Pane at Coty.

Ann Hebert Promoted at Nike to VP of Global Sales
Succeeding Mike Best as VP of Global Sales is Ann Hebert. Previously, Hebert was General Manager of Nike’s Asia Pacific and Latin American operations.

Carl Grebert Promoted at Nike to General Manager, Asia Pacific and Latin America
Succeeding Ann Hebert in her previous position is Carl Grebert, who will now act as Nike’s General Manager of their Asia Pacific, Latin America operations. Prior to this change, Grebert was General Manager of Jordan Brand for Nike.

Nike Hires Craig Williams as President of Jordan Brand
Craig Williams has been tapped by Nike to lead their Jordan Brand. Williams joins from Coca-Cola where he was President of the beverage company’s McDonald’s division. Williams is succeeding Larry Miller, who will be named Chairman of the Jordan Advisory Board.

Charlie Mayfield will Step Down from John Lewis as Chairman
Charlie Mayfield, the Chairman of John Lewis & Partners, is departing the company come 2020. John Lewis announced that it will be trying to find Mayfield’s replacement by late 2019.

Kristine Fahner, previously PR Specialist at Hudson Bay, is now PR Specialist at H&M.

Anthony Demetrius, previously PR Coordinator at Bally, is now PR Specialist at H&M.


Louis Vuitton Will Show in New York
Nicolas Ghesquière has announced his plan to bring French fashion house Louis Vuitton to show in New York. Previously, Ghesquière staged LV shows in Rio de Janeiro, Palm Springs, and Nice.

Celine to Join Paris Men’s Fashion Week
Hedi Slimane will return to Paris Men’s Fashion Week with Celine next season marking the houses first ever  menswear show.

Givenchy Steps into Paris Men’s Fashion Week
Givenchy will mark its menswear-only show under Creative Director Clare Waight Keller. the house had previously shown during Paris Men’e Fashion Week under Riccardo Tisci.


Bob Sauerberg
Bob Sauerberg

Bob Sauerberg to Step Down as CEO of Condé Nast as Part of New Structure
Condé Nast and Condé Nast International are merging and in the wake Bob Sauerberg will step down in his role as CEO of the American operation of Condé Nast. He will be replaced by a global chief executive overseeing both the American business, based in New York, and Condé Nast International (CNI), based in London. Sauerberg has been with the firm for 18 years, serving 8 years as President and then CEO.

Jonathan Newhouse Promoted to Global Chairman of Condé Nast
Chief Executive of Condé Nast International, Jonathan Newhouse, has been named Chairman of Condé Nast’s board of directors, he will remain in London.

Joseph Libonati Promoted at Condé Nast to Chief Communications Officer
Condé Nast has named Joseph Libonati as their new Chief Communications Officer. Previously, Libonati served at the company’s SVP of Corporate Communication. He will be succeeding Cameron Blanchard in his new position.

Yashua Simmons

Out Magazine Taps Yashua Simmons as Fashion Director
Yashua Simmons is joining Hearst’s LGBTQ magazine Out as their new Fashion Director. Simmons joins from Hearst Fashion Group where she was Style Editor.

Sergio Kletnoy, previously Director of Entertainment at Hearst, is now Director of Entertainment at Condé Nast.

Holly Whidden, Head of Talent & Entertainment Division, Brand Strategy at Hearst, has left the firm.

Joyann King, Editor, & at Hearst has been promoted to Executive Director at the firm.

Leah Chernikoff, Digital Director at Elle Magazine US has been promoted to Executive Director of


TALENT Representation

Quadriga announces its representation of photographer Brian Finke.

Style Departments announces its representation of Creative Director & Photographer Chris Vidal Tenomaa.


PR Consulting announces its representation of Delvaux.

Paul Wilmot Communications announces its representation of Jeffrey Dodd.