Bold Moves - Chris Benz to J.Crew, Stephane Jaspar Departs Stella McCartney

Bold Moves

Chris Benz to J.Crew, Stephane Jaspar Departs Stella McCartney

BRANDS & Retailers

Stephane Jaspar Departs Stella McCartney as CMO
Chief Marketing Officer of Stella McCartney, Stephane Jaspar, is exiting the company after 16 years at the company. Prior to joining in 2003, Jaspar was at Nadine Johnson. Before that he was at Miramax Films for six years. As Jaspar moves forward from Stella McCartney, it is said he will be staying in New York City

Bergdorf Goodman Names George Fountas to VP and General Merchandise Manager, George Fountas has been appointed to a newly created position at Bergdorf Goodman, General Merchandise Manager and VP of Women’s Ready-to-Wear collection. Previously, Fountas was VP, Divisional Merchandise Manager, and Designer of Ready-to-Wear at the company. Prior to joining Bergdorf Goodman, he was at Bloomingdale’s for 9 years, most recently serving as a Buyer for their Women’s Designer division. Before that, he was a Manager at Gap/Banana Republic.

Chris Benz

J. Crew Appoints Chris Benz to SVP, Lead Designer for Womenswear
Chris Benz is joining J. Crew as their new Head Designer for their Womenswear and Childrenswear collections. This is not Benz’s first time at J. Crew, having previously designed for them from 2004-2006. Benz joins from Bill Blass where he acted as Creative Director for 4 years. Prior to that, Benz had founded and acted as Creative Director of his own namesake brand, which he started in New York in 2007.

Trevor Tien Promoted at Louis Vuitton, Americas to Director of Public Relations
Trevor Tien has been appointed to Director of Public Relations for Louis Vuitton of the Americas. Previously, Tien was Director of PR for LVA’s Menswear division. Before joining LVA in 2012, Tien held the same position at Prada, and prior to that he was PR Manager at 3.1 Phillip Lim.

Adrienne Lazarus

Bandier has Tapped Adrienne Lazarus as CEO
Adrienne Lazarus has been named Chief Executive Officer of activewear brand Bandier. Previously, Lazarus was CEO of The Frye Company, a lifestyle brand based in NYC. Prior to this, Lazarus served as President of Intermix and Ann Taylor, both for 4 years each.

Karren Brady

Karren Brady Stepping Down at Taveta Investments Limited as Non-Executive Chairman
Non-Executive Chairman of Taveta Investments Limited, Karren Brady, is stepping down from the company. Taveta Investments Limited is a holding company of Philip Green’s Arcadia Group, which includes retailers like TopShop, Dorothy Perkins, and Evans & Burton.

Alison Coville

Alison Coville Exits Hudson Bay Company as President, Hudson Bay and Home Outfitters
President of Hudson Bay Company’s subdivisions Hudson Bay and Home Outfitters, Alison Coville, is stepping down from her position. Coville has served as President of the company since June 2017, having originally joined in 1999 as a Divisional Merchandise Manager.

Peter Bamford Steps Down from Superdry as Chairman
Superdry Chairman Peter Bamford is stepping down from the company after 9 years in the position. Previously, he was Executive Director of Vodafone for 8 years after having originally joined in 1997. Under his tenure the UK phone carrier was transformed into one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world.

Dana McHugh, previously Associate Vice President of HL Group, is now Public Relations Director at American Dream, focusing on fashion and luxury retail.

Elena Secchi & Cecilia Schena

Chromavis Taps Cecilia Schena to VP of Marketing
Cecilia Schena has been named VP of Marketing at Italian cosmetics supplier Chromavis. Schena joins from Tenacta Group where she was Beauty Industry Director. Prior to that, she served as Marketing Director at both Bottega Verde and Deborah Group.

Chromavis Taps Elena Secchi to VP of Sales
Elena Secchi has been named VP of Sales at Chromavis. Previously, Secchi was Business Unit Manager at IMCD, a Rotterdam-based chemicals distribution company. Prior to that, she was Sales Manager at Prodotti Gianni.


Holly Shackleton

Condé Nast International Names Holly Shackleton as Editor-in-Chief of Vogue International
Holly Shackleton has been tapped as the new Editor-in-Chief of Vogue International. Previously, Shackleton was Global Editor-in-Chief of i-D Magazine, where she has been for 9 years. In her new role at Vogue International, Shackleton will report to Wolfgang Blau, President of Condé Nast International. Shackleton succeeds Justine Bellavita in this new appointment, which is effective April 2019.

British GQ Promotes Jonathan Heaf to Chief Content Officer
Jonathan Heaf has been named Chief Content Officer of British GQ. Previously, Heaf was Features Director at British GQ. In his new role, he will be reporting to Editor-in-Chief Dylan Jones.

Nicoletta Santoro

Nicoletta Santoro is Stepping Down from Town & Country as Creative Director
Editor and Stylist Nicoletta Santoro is exiting Town & Country after 4 years acting as the Creative Director at large. Prior to joining Town & Country, Santoro was International Director at Large of Vogue China. Her editorial experience also includes Vogue Italy, Vogue Paris, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker.

O Magazine Names Bobby Graham Advertising Director
Bobby Graham has been named the new Advertising Director of O, The Oprah Magazine and Previously, Graham was Director of Business Development at Prior. Before that, he had held advertising positions at Time Inc and Condé Nast.

PUBLIC Relations

Hannah Watts, previously Senior Account Executive at Odessa Brand House, is now Account Executive at Covet PR.

Kate Lieb, previously Senior Account Executive at dOMAIN Integrated, is now Account Manager at Rubenstein Public Relations.

TALENT Representation

Management+Artists announces its representation of Style Director, Tonne Goodman.


KCD NY has announced its representation of Redemption.