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Bold Moves
Castiglioni Retires from Marni, Simons to Show in NY, Martinez & Mack Promoted at Condé Nast

THE IMPRESSION compiles the most important professional fashion moves of the week.


BRANDS & Retailers

Adrien Caillaudaud & Alexis Martial

Adrien Caillaudaud & Alexis Martial

Carven Parts Ways with Artistic Directors Alexis Martial & Adrien Caillaudaud
After a year and a half at at the helm, Carven’s Artistic Directors Alexis Martial & Adrien Caillaudaud are leaving the firm. Martial was previously Creative Director at Iceberg while Caillaudaud previously was at Givenchy, where he worked on the footwear and accessories lines alongside Riccardo Tisci. The duo, who met at the Atelier Chardon Savard fashion school in Paris, both worked at Givenchy where Martial began his career in 2007, working as a knitwear designer on the ready-to-wear and couture lines. Caillaudaud got his start designing shoes at Marc Jacobs and joined Givenchy in 2009, where he was responsible for the design of accessories, including jewelry, leather goods, men’s and women’s shoes. Carven noted a new artistic director would be appointed at a later date.

Giovanni, Gianni, Consuelo, & Carolina Castiglioni

Giovanni, Gianni, Consuelo, & Carolina Castiglioni

Marni Founder Consuelo Castiglioni Retires
After more than 20 years at the firm she founded in 1994, Marni Creative Director Consuelo Castiglione is stepping down to dedicate herself to her private life. Marni is owned by OTB, the conglomerate owned by Renzo Rosso of Diesel who took an investment in the house in 2012 and fully took ownership of Marni in 2015.

Gianni Castiglioni, previously Co-Founder and CEO of Marni, is parting ways with the firm.

Carolina Castiglioni, previously Director of Special Projects at Marni is no longer at the firm.

Giovanni Castiglioni, previously in operations at Marni is no longer with the firm.

Francesco Risso

Francesco Risso

Marni Taps Francesco Risso as Creative Director
OTB owned Marni has named Francesco Risso as Creative Director, succeeding founder Consuelo Castiglione who is retiring. Risso previously worked for Prada Group which he joined in 2008 to work on women’s collections and special projects. Prior to that Risso  worked for Anna Molinari, Alessandro Dell’Acqua, and Malo. He studied at Florence Polimoda, New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology and Central Saint Martins in London.

Paula Schneider

Paula Schneider

Paula Schneider Appointed CEO of DG Premium Brands
Los Angeles based Delta Galil Industries Ltd., owners of 7 For All Mankind, Splendid and Ella Moss, has named Paula Schneider as CEO. Schneider was most recently CEO of American Apparel.Prior to that, Schneider was President of Warnaco Swimwear Group, President of Laundry by Shelli Segal and President of Sales at BCBG Max Azria.

Eyeko Names Justin Fullerton CEO
London based cosmetics brand Eyeko, founded by Max and Nina Leyland, has tapped Justin Fullerton as CEO. Prior to Eyeko, Fullerton worked as Australia and New Zealand General Manager for LVMH owned Benefit Cosmetics. Prior to that, he was General Manager UK for Jo Malone. He began his career at Deloitte.

Thomas Steinbrück, formerly CCO/CMO at Liebeskind Berlin, has been named Creative Director at Reebok.

Chris Knott, Founder and Designer of Peter Millar, is now CMO at Johnnie-O.

Dara Reiter, previously Senior Manager at the dFm, has been named US PR Manager at Asics.

Anita Lyons Departs from Jaeger as Retail Director
London Based Jaeger and Retail Director Anita Lyons, have partner ways after six months. Lyons was previously Head of Retail at Whistles London for three years where she had joined the firm from Arcadia where she held the role of International Senior Regional Business Manager. She began her career at Topshop.

Federica Scalari Joins Philipp Plein as International PR Manager
Milan based designer Philipp Plein has appointed Federica Scalari as International PR Manager. Scalar was previously with the Milan office of Negri Firman PR & Communication as a Account Manager.


Raf Simons

Raf Simons

Raf Simons to Show Men’s in New York during NYFW: Men’s
Designer Raf Simons will present his Fall 2017 Men’s Collection in New York City on February 1, 2017 as part of the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s New York Fashion Week: Men’s taking place this January 30-February 2, 2017. This will mark the first time Raf Simons will show his namesake collection in New York City. Simons was recently appointed Chief Creative Officer of Calvin Klien overseeing all aspects of Design, Global Marketing and Communications, and Visual Creative Services. Simons’ first collections will debut for the fall 2017 season.


Time Inc. to Shutter Print Edition of InStyle U.K.
InStyle U.K. is closing it’s prints of the December issue to relaunch as a digital only property.

Raul Martinez Promoted to Condé Nast Head of the Creative Group
Corporate Creative Director at Condé Nast, Raul Martinez, has been promoted to Head of the Creative Group. Martinez is no stranger to Condé Nast as he has been Design Director at Vogue and Vogue.com since 2009. Martinez, along with his partner Alex Gonzalez, founded the fashionably creative agency AR New York in 1996. Since then, the agency has gone on to do campaigns for Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Dolce & Gabanna, Banana Republic, Jimmy Choo, Estee Lauder and more. The firm has done editorial work for both Condé Nast and Hearst.

Christiane Mack Promoted to Head of Content at Condé Nast
Executive Director of Editorial and Special Projects at Vogue, Christiane Mack, has been appointed Head of Content, Strategy, and Operations at Condé Nast. Mack joined Condé Nast 25 years ago from Mirabella and has been responsible for overseeing development and execution of The Vogue Group’s editorial vision and operations, including print, digital, events, and special projects.

Condé Nast Promotes Edward Cudahy to Chief Technology Officer
VP of Engineering at Condé Nast, Edward Cudahy,  has been promoted to Chief Technology Officer. Cudahy joined Condé Nast in 2012 as Director of Platform Engineering quickly rising in the Engineering capacity. Previously he held development management roles at Loosecubes and The Ladders.

Thessaly La Force

Thessaly La Force

Garage Appoints Thessaly La Force Editor-in-Chief
Vice owned Garage magazine has named Thessaly La Force as Editor-in-Chief. La Force joins Garage from Travel + Leisure, where she was a Senior Editor for the past year and a half. Prior to that La Force held various roles at The Paris Review, The New Yorker, and Vogue.com.

Keith Pollock

Keith Pollock

Architectural Digest Names Keith Pollock as Sr. Exec. Dir. of Digital
Condé Nast owned Architectural Digest has appointed Keith Pollock as Senior Executive Director of Digital. Previously Pollock served as Editor-in-Chief of Interview. Prior to Interview he served as Co-Editor-in-Chief of DuJour and Editorial Director of Elle.com.

Christopher Kim, previously Market Editor at Yahoo Style, has been named Deputy Online Styling Editor at Net-a-Porter.

PUBLIC Relations

Justin Padgett

Justin Padgett

Justin Padgett Named Vice President of Black Frame
New York based public relations and consulting agency Black Frame has tapped Justin Padgett as Vice President. Perviously Padgett served as VP at Starworks Group London. Prior to Starworks, Padgett was Senior Global PR at Asos.com. Padgett will report to Black Frame’s Founder and President Brian Phillips.

Carolyn Batista, previously Account Manager at Negri Firman PR & Communicaitons, has been named Director at HL Group.

Jessica Kim, previously Senior Account Manager at Linda Gaunt Communications has been promoted to Director.

Jaclyn Goldbaum, previously Senior Account Executive at Wetherly Group, has been named Senior Publicist at Covet PR.


Black Frame announces its representation of Helmut Lang and Vivienne Westwood North America.

Purple announces its representation of Nannette De Gaspé.

Catherine Miran New York announces its representation of OféeMaison Ullens, and Yasmine Eslami.

Think PR announces its representation of Nicole Miller.

Bollare announces its representation of Jane Cosmetics, Stila Cosmetics, and Vans Custom Culture.

IHPR announces its representation of NewbarK.

Jennifer Bett Communications announces its representation of M.Gemi.

The Eighth Floor Strategic Communications announces its representation of Madison Avenue Couture and Lan Yu Couture.