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

BRANDS & Retailers

Kering Taps Jean-Philippe Bailly as COO
Kering, owners of Gucci, Saint Laurent, and numerous other luxury brands, has tapped Jean-Philippe Bailly as COO. Previously, Bailly was Director of Supply Chain & Procurement at Richemont since 2004. Prior to that he held various roles including Director of Operations at Valeo. Bailly will also serve as a member of the group’s executive committee.

Bloomingdales’ EVP/GMM Men’s David Fisher Exits 
After 33 years at New York based retailer Bloomingdales, David Fisher is departing as EVP and GMM of Men’s and Young World. Fisher’s departure is part of parent firm, Macy’s Inc., buyout plan to select veteran employees.

Ennio & Carlo Capasa

Ennio & Carlo Capasa

Ennio and Carlo Capasa Founders Depart Costume National
Brothers Ennio and Carlo Capasa are parting ways with the design house they founded in 1986,  Costume National. The Creative Director and CEO respectively were bought out by  Hong Kong based Sequedge Group which invested in the house in 2009 with an option  to buy out the Capasas which they exercised.

Pablo Olea, previously PR Director at Moschino, is now Worldwide Communications and PR Director.

Walpole Appoints Gillian de Bono & Richard Carter as Board Members
British luxury organization Walpole whose membership includes Alexander McQueen, Alfred Dunhill, and Jo Malone to name a few, has appointed Gillian de Bono and Richard Carter to its board. De Bono is the Editor of ‘How To Spend It’, which is a luxury magazine by the Financial Times.  Carter is the Director of Global Communications of Rolls Royce, which he joined in 2009.  Previously, Carter was the GM and a Member of the Board for Public Affairs and Group Communications of BMW Group South Africa.

David Walker-Smith

David Walker-Smith

David Walker-Smith Leaves Fenwick as Managing Director
After three years, Managing Director David Walker-Smith is exiting London based retailer, Fenwick Limited. Previously, Walker-Smith was a Buying and Merchandising Director at Selfridges. His successor has not been named.

Gant Names Patrik Soderstrom as Director of Global Sales
Gant has appointed the previous Managing Director of Northern Europe at Luxottica, Patrik Soderstrom as Director of Global Sales. Prior to that, Soderstrom was the GM and Sales Director for Reebok and Sales Manager for Levi Straus & Co.

Brian Grevy

Brian Grevy

Brian Grevy Tapped as CMO of Gant
The former GM of Training at Adidas, Brian Grevy has now been appointed as Chief Marketing Officer of Gant. Previously, Grevy held several other positions in Adidas including VP of Men’s Training, Business Unit Director.

Matthew Wood

Matthew Wood

Matthew Wood Promoted to Creative Director at Gant Diamond G
Gant has promoted Matthew Wood from Business Unit Director  to Creative Director. Wood was previously the Head of Design at Gant.

Gunnar Hedendahl, previously Global Sales & Marketing Director of Sport at Oscar Jacobson AB is now Business Unit Director at Gant Diamond G.

Lauren Kanter, previously Head of PR at Shopbop, has left the company.

Carolyn Lewis, previously PR Manager at Gucci, is now Press Manager at Phillip Lim 3.1.

Rosie Metcalfe, previously Digital Content Editor at Graziashop.com, is now Community Editor at Net-A-Porter.com.

Andee Olson, previously Production Manager at Vogue.com, is now Site Director and Head of Product at Coveteur.com.

Laurel Pantin, previously Senior Fashion Editor at Sweet, is now Editorial Director at Coveteur.com.

Josie Ayre is now Editorial Assistant at Matchesfashion.com.

Jenna Blackwell, previously Celebrity/VIP Coordinator at DKNY, is now VIP Manager at Michael Kors.

Ann Harrison, previously Account Director at Beauty Seen PR, is now Communications Manager at Garnier and Maybelline New York.

Caitlin Burnett, previously PR Manager at Revolve, has left the company.


Linda Wells

Linda Wells

Hearst Attains Linda Wells
After recently departing Allure after 24 years at the helm, Linda Wells has been tapped by Hearst to produce content for publications that include a 12-16 page beauty report that will be in the September subscriber copies of Marie Claire, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and Town & Country.  Her title at Hearst has not been released.

T Magazine Names Elizabeth Webbe Lunny as Publisher 
Elizabeth Webbe Lunny has been appointed as VP and Publisher of T: The New York Times Style Magazine.  Previously Lunny was Associate Publisher of Women’s Health. Prior to that, Lunny was the Advertising Director at Vogue, and held several positions in Conde Nast such as Associate Publisher for WWD.

Anne Sachs

Anne Sachs

Anne Sachs, previously Executive Digital Director at Glamour, is now a member of the Corporate and Digital Strategy Initiatives team at Hearst.

Julia Hackel, previously Senior Producer at Intrepid London, is now Photographic Director at Dazed Media.

Erica Warren, previously Account Executive, beauty at Alison Brod PR, has joined the partnerships team at Pinterest.

Annie Fox

Annie Fox

Annie Fox, previously Head of Publishing Product at Chartbeat, is now Senior Executive Digital Director at Glamour.

Meghan McCain

Meghan McCain

Meghan McCain, daughter of Senator John McCain, is now Contributing Columnist at Cosmopolitan.com.

Caitlin Heikkila, previously Social Media Manager at Allure.com, is now Director of Social Media and Audience Development at DuJour.com.

Alexa Tsoulis-Reay, previously Reporter at New York Magazine, is now Senior Writer.

Jessica Roy, previously Senior Writer at New York Magazine’s The Cut, is now News Editor.

Hollie Brotherton, previously Celebrity Intern at Reveal, is now Fashion Features and Entertainment Assistant at Marie Claire UK.

PUBLIC  Relations

Jamie Reisman, previously Senior Account Executive at BWR Public Relations, is now Account Supervisor at Rogers & Cowan.


Factory PR announces its representation of UNOde50.

SPR announces its representation of Liann Bellis.

Wetherly Group announces its representation of ASKA and Claetyn Wood.

Alison Brod Public Relations announces its representation of n : Philanthropy.