Bold Moves - Ferdinando Verderi to Italian Vogue, Stephane Jaspar Joins The Webster

Bold Moves

Ferdinando Verderi to Italian Vogue, Stephane Jaspar Joins The Webster


BRANDS & Retailers

The Webster Promotes Laurent Malecaze to CEO
Laurent Malecaze has recently been appointed Chief Executive Officer of The Webster. Previously, Malecaze acted as President and Chief Operating Officer of the luxury retailer for the last 4 years. Prior to joining The Webster in 2015, he was a Consultant at Bain & Company, a Boston-based management consulting agency.

Stephane Jaspar Joins The Webster as Chief Brand Officer
The Webster has tapped Stephane Jaspar to fill their newly created role of Chief Brand Officer. Prior to this new position, Jaspar was Chief Marketing Officer at Stella McCartney where he was for 16 years. In his new role, Jaspar will be reporting to founder and creative director Laure Heriard-Dubreuil.

Tanya Taylor Appoints Crystal Slattery to Brand President
Crystal Slattery has been hired at Tanya Taylor to act as their new Brand President. In this brand new role at the company, Slattery will be responsible for merchandising, sales, and production operations. Previously, Slattery was at Jaya Apparel Group as President of their contemporary line for over 3 years. Prior to that, Taylor was at Elizabeth and James Apparel for 12 years, most recently serving as the brand’s President for the past 8 years.

Lindsay Page Promoted at Ted Baker to CEO
Lindsay Page, who has been acting as Interim CEO for Ted Baker, has now been officially appointed to the position. Previously, Page was Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at the company. He succeeds founder and former CEO Ray Kelvin, who stepped down this past December.

Caroline Brown

Closed Loop Partners Taps Caroline Brown to Managing Director
Caroline Brown has joined Closed Loop Partners, a sustainability investment firm, as their first Managing Director. Previously, Brown was at Donna Karan International, where she served as Chief Executive Officer from 2015 to 2017. Prior to that, she was President of Carolina Herrera for 4 years. Before that she was CEO of Akris US, and prior to that she was SVP of Marketing and Communications at Giorgio Armani. In addition to these experiences, Brown also sits on the advisory boards for e-commerce company Fashionkind, skincare brand Atolla, and The Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship.

Bill Wafford Joins JCPenney as CFO
JCPenney has tapped Bill Wafford as their new Chief Financial Officer. Wafford joins from The Vitamin Shoppe where he also served as CFO as well as EVP. Before that, he was at KPMG as a Partner. In his new role at JCPenney, Wafford will oversee the company’s finance and accounting operations.

David Chaumet

Baume & Mercier Names David Chaumet CEO
David Chaumet has been brought on by Baume & Mercier as their new Chief Executive Officer. He joins from Roger Dubois where he was for 10 years, most recently acting as Senior Managing Director of their Asia Pacific region. Prior to that, he was Director of Operations at The Watch Collective.

Boden Appoints Shaun Perkinson as Chief Technology Officer
Shaun Perkinson has been tapped by British retailer Boden as their Chief Technology Officer, a new role designed to promote their digital sector. Previously, Perkinson was VP of Technology, Digital, Retail and Enterprise at Tory Burch. Prior to that, he was at Burberry acting as VP of Technology.

Rubana Huq

Mohammadi Group Appoints Rubana Huq as Owner
Mohammadi Group, the world’s second-largest garment exporter, has named Rubana Huq Owner of the company. Huq is the first woman to hold this position at the Bangladeshi organization. She has been with the group for 23 years, most recently serving as President.

Margo Schneier, previously Senior Manager of Women’s PR at Louis Vuitton, is now Senior Manager of PR at Gucci Women’s and Men’s lines.

Terry Long, Communications Director at 3.1 Phillip Lim, is stepping down from the company.

Bianca Iarrobino is back at 3.1 Phillip Lim to succeed Long as Communications Director.

Lisa Lu, previously Publicity Director at KCD, is now Director of PR and Events at Bergdorf Goodman.

Adrienne Houdmont, previously Senior Account Manager at HL Group is now Senior Manager of Global Communications at David Yurman

Emeka Obi, previously Strategy Director at VaynerMedia, is now VP of Marketing at Tibi.


SHOWS

Saint Laurent Confirms Men’s Show in LA
Saint Laurent has confirmed the date of their Men’s Show, June 6th, in Los Angeles. Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello’s show is said to be similar to the men’s show it hosted in New York City last year in June.

Louis Vuitton Will Show Cruise Collection at JFK Airport
Creative Director of Louis Vuitton Nicolas Ghesquière has announced his Cruise Collection show will be hosted at the TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport. The show will be held on May 8th before it reopens later that month as the TWA Hotel.

Fendi To Show Couture Collection In Rome as Tribute to Karl Lagerfeld
In a parting tribute to their 54 years of Karl Lagerfeld as Creative Director for Fendi, the house will stage its upcoming couture showing in Rome on July 4th. The collection will be designed by the brand’s creative studio with Silvia Venturini Fendi.

Prada Men’s Will Show Spring 2020 in Shanghai
Prada will stage its first men’s show outside of Milan for Spring 2020 in Shanghai on June 6. The location is still undisclosed.

Etro Men’s To Show on June 16th
Following several seasons of men’s presentations,  Etro men’s creative director Kean Etro is returning the collection to a runway showing in Milan to show at an undetermined location on June 16th.


MEDIA

Ferdinando Verderi

Ferdinando Verderi Tapped as Vogue Italia Creative Director
Vogue Italia has appointed Ferdinando Verderi to Creative Director. Most recently, Verderi was at Versace working closely with Donatella Versace on brand repositioning. He is also a founding member of advertising agency Johannes Leonardo. Verderi’s first issue for Vogue Italia will be released July 2019.  

Farrah Storr

Elle UK Names Farrah Storr Editor-in-Chief.
Farrah Storr has been tapped as the new Editor-in-Chief of Elle UK. Prior to this new appointment, Storr was Editor of Cosmopolitan UK. Before that, she held the same role at Women’s Health UK. Storr is succeeding Anne-Marie Curtis, who recently stepped down from Elle UK after two years leading the publication.

Jessica Andrews Joins Refinery29 as Deputy Fashion Director
Refinery29 has hired Jessica Andrews as their new Deputy Fashion Director, a newly created role at the media outlet. Andrews joins from Teen Vogue, where she was Fashion Features Editor. In her new role at Refinery29, Andrews will be reporting to Christene Barberich, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief.

Jane Larkworthy

The Cut Appoints Jane Larkworthy to Beauty Editor-at-Large
Jane Larkworthy as been promoted at The Cut to Beauty Editor-at-Large. Previously she was a Beauty Columnist at the publication. Prior to joining The Cut, Larkworthy was Executive Beauty Director at W Magazine.



PUBLIC Relations

Valerie Richardson, previously Sr. Director of PR at BPCM for six years, is now Senior Publicity Director at KCD overseeing Givenchy (Menswear & Womenswear), Victoria Beckham, and TRE by Natalie Ratabesi.

Marco D’Angelo is now Senior Publicity Director at KCD.

Tenique Bernard is now Senior Publicity Director at KCD.

Jummy Temidayo is now Senior Publicist at KCD.

Madigan McGovern is now Associate PR Events Manager at KCD.

Charlotte Buchanan and is now a Publicist at KCD.

Ariana Berg is now a Publicist at KCD.

Veroinca Bae is now Digital Publicist at KCD.

Lisa Marie Faillace is now a PR Coordinator at KCD.

John Averill, previously Department Supervisor at BPCM, is now Account Director at The Communications Store.

Rashad Benton, previously Senior Researcher at Health Magazine, is now Senior Account Executive at Williamson PR.


TALENT Representation

Serlin Associates announces its representation of Cameron McCool.

IMG Models announces its representation of Pietro Boselli.

Mariacarla Boscono

IMG Models announces its representation of Mariacarla Boscono.

Josh Otten, previously Director at IMG Models, is now an Agent at Creative Artists Agency.

Ian Edwards, previously Director of PR for Alexander Wang, is now Senior Director of Communications for IMG Fashion.


REPRESENTATION

PR Consulting announces its representation of Victor Glemaud in the US.

The Communications Store announces its representation of La Ligne.