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


BRANDS & Retailers

David Schulte

David Schulte

The Row Appoints David Schulte to President
David Schulte has been named president at The Row. Schultz previously served as as President and Chief Executive Officer at Luxottica Group-owned Oliver Peoples since 2006.

Camilla Frank

Camilla Frank

Copehagen Taps Camilla Frank as CEO
Camilla Frank is named Chief Executive Officer of Copenhagen Fashion Week. Frank previously served at Danish media industry as Editor-In-Chief of several Danish magazines for 15 years and was also co-founder and Director of Fashion-Post.

Italia Independent Group Appoints Giovanni Carlino as CEO
Italia Independent Group has tapped Giovanni Carlino as its Chief Executive Officer. Carolina has 30 years of experience as Financial Adviser and Industrial Partner of private equity funds. Previously, he was the Chief Financial Officer at Gruppo Merloni Elettrodomestici from 2003 to 2005.

Montblanc Hires Nicolas Baretzki to CEO
The Nominations Committee and Board of Compagnie Financière Richemont SA promoted Nicolas Baretzki to Chief Executive Officer of Montblanc International. Baretzki joined Montblanc in 2013 as Executive Vice President of sales. Prior to that, he worked at Cartier for eight years in various marketing and General Management roles.

Robin Freestone

Robin Freestone

Robin Freestone Appointed to the Board of Michael Kors
Michael Kors has tapped Robin Freestone to the board of Michael Kors. Freestone is currently working as Non-Executive Director of Smith and Nephew plc and Moneysupermarket.com. Previously, he was Chief Financial Officer at Pearson Plc and prior to that he was the Deputy Chief Financial Officer.

WME IMG Taps Mark Shapiro and Ioris Francini as Co-Presidents
William Morris Agency has named Mark Shapiro and Ioris Francini as co-presidents of the company. Shapiro previously served as Chief Content Officer and Francini previously served as President of IMG Media.

Stephanie Phair

Stephanie Phair

Farfetch Names Stephanie Phair as CSO
Stephanie Phair has been appointed to Chief Strategy Officer at Farfetch. Phair previously held the role of President at TheOutnet.com. Prior to that, she was part of the Executive Team at the Net-a-Porter Group from 2009 to 2015.

Frederic Laffort

Frederic Laffort

Safilo Group Promotes Frederic Laffort
Safilo Group has tapped Frederic Laffort to Head Of Northern Region and Global Key Accounts. Laffort joined the company in 2014 as Director Distributor Operations Asia Pacific. Previously, he was UK and Ireland country Manager and Head Of Global Department store channel in 2015.

Suzanne Donaldson, previously Executive Director at Glamour and founder of Mrssizzle.com, is now Senior Director of creative production at Nike.

Elizabeth R. Fitzgerald, previously PR Manager at Lord & Taylor, is now PR Director at Saks.

Alissa Heumann, previously Senior Director at Lividini & Co, is now PR Director at Lord & Taylor.

Elizabeth Villafan, previously Assistant PR Manager at Wet n Wild, has left the company.


Maruska Mason

Maruska Mason

Maruska Mason Named Managing Director of The Full Service
The Full Service, Rankin’s London-based creative and advertising agency, has tapped Maruska Mason as Managing Director. Previously, Mason worked at Greywhere she served as Business Director for the last three-and-a-half years.

Alison Levy

Alison Levy

Alison Levy, previously SVP Strategic Development at Launchmetrics, is now Chief Marketing Officer.

Jessica Michault, previously Editor-In-Chief at Antidote and NOWFASHION, is now SVP of industry relations at Launchmetrics.


Teen Vogue Names Amy Oelkers to Head of Revenue
Amy Oelkers has been promoted from Executive Head of Digital Sales at Teen Vogue to Head Of Revenue. Oelkers previously worked as Associate Publisher of Condé Nast’s Self. Prior to joining Teen Vogue, Oelkers was the associate publisher of sales for SELF.

Jessie Heyman, previously Deputy Culture Editor at Vogue, is now Digital Features Director at InStyle.

PUBLIC Relations

Lola Burstein-Rykiel

Lola Burstein-Rykiel

Lola Burstein-Rykiel, has launched her own public relations and consulting firm Le Chocolat Noir. Burstein-Rykiel is the granddaughter of Sonia Rykiel and former US Director of PR at Sonia Rykiel. She named the agency after her mother Nathalie and her grandmother’s favorite sweet: dark chocolate.

Tyler Everhart, previously VIP celebrity relations Account Executive at Think PR, is now VIP Account Manager at Infinity Creative Agency.

Samantha Turner, previously Account Executive at BPCM, is now PR Coordinator at Camuto Group.

Rosalind Dean, previously Senior Account Manager at The Consultancy PR, has left the company.

Megan Seltenreich, previously Account Executive Samantha Slaven PR, is now Account Executive at The Avenue West.

Braelee Conticchio, previously Account Executive at Autumn Communications, is now Account Executive at Michele Marie PR.

Ashley Goldstein, previously PR Manager at VFC, has left the company.

Liz Spornick, previously Digital Marketing Manager at Ellison, is now Senior Social Media Manager at Beach House.

Nicole Kegley, previously Account Executive, influencer marketing at Beach House, is

now Senior Account Executive.

Caitlin Davis, previously Director of PR at Beach House, has left the company.

Wayne Rogers, previously Junior Account Manager at Purple, has left the company.


Purple announces its representation of Luis Beccaria and L’Agence.

The Eighth Floor Communications announces its representation of Madison Avenue Couture.

HL Group announces its representation of Nirav Modi.

AZIONE announces its representation of Sanuk.

The Bromley Group announces its representation of Remo Tulliani.

Factory PR announces its representation of Laurence and Chico.

Agentry PR announces its representation of Krammer & Stoudt and SVILU.

Sandrine Charles Consulting announces its representation of Champs Sports, DDUGOFF, and Aime Leon Dore.

Lindsey Smolan PR announces its representation of Purpletale Skincare.

Starworks Group announces its representation of KORAL and Julien Macdonald.

Behrman Communications announces its representation of DAFNI.

Caro Marketing announces its representation of Off Duty.

Jennifer Bett Communications announces its representation of Orchard Mile.