BRANDS & Retailers
Jenny Galimberti Joins JW Anderson as CEO
JW Anderson has tapped Jenny Galimberti as Chief Executive Officer. Galimberti joins from Louis Vuitton where she was most recently SVP of Global Marketing Communications, a member of the brand’s executive committee where she was responsible for marketing on an international scale. Prior to working under the LVMH umbrella, Galimberti was Chief Marketing Officer at Alfred Dunhill. Before that, she held leading marketer roles with Gucci, L’Oreal, and Prada.
Gabriela Hearst Names Giuseppe Giovannetti as CEO
Giuseppe Giovannetti has been tapped by NY designer Gabriela Hearst as their new CEO. Giovannetti served as a consultant for the house since 2017. Prior to that he was CEO of Kering owned and now defunct house Tomas Maier where he joined from Bottega Veneta, serving as President of Americas.
Louis Vuitton Taps Stefano Cantino as SVP, Global Marketing Communications
Stefano Cantino has been named the new SVP of Global Marketing Communications at Louis Vuitton. Previously, Cantino was Communication and Business Development Director at Prada Group. Prior to that he was with Prada for over 13 years, most recently acting as Group Communications. Cantino is will be succeeding Jenny Galimberti, who recently moved to JW Anderson.
Hermès Taps Michael Carl as VP of of Press and Influence
Former Vanity Fair Fashion Director Michael Carl has been appointed the VP of of Press and Influence at Hermès. Carl spent seven years at Vanity Fair before being cut upon the arrival of its new Editor-In-Chief Radhika Jones. Prior to joining Vanity Fair, Carl held various roles at Nylon and Interview. Carl will be based in Hermès’ New York office and report to Peter Malachi, Hermès’ SVP of Communications.
Jean-Philippe Hecquet Appointed Lancin CEO
Lanvin has tapped Jean-Philippe Hecquet to lead the company as Chief Executive Officer. Hecquet joins Lanvin from SMCP where he was CEO of Sandro. Before that, he was VP and Managing Director at Louis Vuitton for 14 years, moving between France, the US, and Canada during his tenure there.
Nina Ricci Names duo Rushemy Botter & Lisi Herrebrugh as Creative Directors
Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herrebrugh have been tapped as the new Creative Directors for Nina Ricci’s namesake brand. The creative duo previously won the Première Vision Grand Prize at Hyères Festival and qualified as finalists for the LVMH Prize through their menswear label, Botter.
Christian Juul Nielsen Appointed Hervé Leger Creative Director
Hervé Leger has found their new Creative Director in Christian Juul Nielsen. Previously, Nielsen served as Creative Director at Land of Distraction. Along with these recent endeavours, Nielsen has also designed from Nina Ricci, Christian Dior, and Oscar de la Renta.
Brama Group Announces Sirio Lanuti as General Director
Sirio Lanuti has been tapped by the Brama Group to act as their new General Director, a new position at the Italian fashion distributor. Lanuti was most recently the CFO at Maliparmi. Brama is the European distributor for brands such as Opening Ceremony, Fine Edge, Fride Muse, Norma Kamali, Equipment, Enza Costa, and J Brand.
Thomas Dunaker Promoted to Gant CFO
Swedish fashion brand Gant has recently promoted Thomas Dunaker to Chief Financial Officer. Dunaker first joined the company in February as their Head of Commercial Finance and Group Business, and has been serving as Interim CEO since June. Prior to joining Gant, Dunaker was also CFO as Scandinavian retailer JC.
Tira Urquhart, previously Associate Fashion Editor at Hearst Women’s Fashion Group, is now the Digital Etyle Editor at BET.com.
Guia Golden, previously VP of Marketing and Business Development at HL Group, is now Head of the Face-to-Face at Facebook/Instagram.
Kacy Galisdorfer, previously has Fashion Account Manager at HL Group, is now joined Account Manager at Purple PR.
Lauren Junge, previously PR Director at Black Frame, is now Director of Brand Communications at PMK BNC.
Streeters announces its representation of multimedia artist Alana O’Herlihy.
The Communications Store announces its representation of John Elliott.
Loft Creative Group announces its representation of Gypsy Sport during New York Fashion Week.