Bold Moves | Lambertson Truex Back, Andrau-Marteln to Givenchy, Ronojoy Dam to Farfetch

Bold Moves | Lambertson Truex Back, Andrau-Marteln to Givenchy, Ronojoy Dam to Farfetch

BRANDS & Retailers

Belstaff Taps Sean Lehnhardt-Moore as Creative Director
Sean Lehnhardt-Moore has been hired by Belstaff to serve as Creative Director of the British brand. Previously, he has held a multitude of Creative Positions at brands like Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, and Ralph Lauren. Lehnhardt-Moore will be succeeding Delphine Ninous, who has stepped down from the company.

John Truex & Richard Lambertson

Richard Lambertson and John Truex Step Down from Shinola to Reboot Namesake
John Truex and Richard lambertson are departing from their design roles at Shinola to revamp Lambertson Truex, their namesake brand founded in 1998. The duo first joined American luxury brand Shinola in 2014 with the aim of growing the brand’s leather goods line. The Lambertson Truex brand itself was acquired by Tiffany & Co. in 2009, where the two founders stayed and helped bolster the jeweler’s leather goods collection until 2013 when they departed from Tiffany..

Givenchy Taps Cécile Andrau-Martel as President, the Americas and Canada
Cécile Andrau-Martel has been appointed to President of the Americas and Canada at Givenchy. She joins from Marc Jacobs International where she was Chief Global Commercial Officer. Prior to that, she was EVP at Lanvin for 8 years. In her new role at Givenchy, Andrau-Martel will be responsible for developing business within the regions.

Givenchy US Hires Julia Erdman as Director of Communications and Marketing
Julia Erdman is joining Givenchy US as their new Director of Communications and Marketing. Previously, Erdman was Director of Public Relations and Events at Moncler, and prior to that served as the US Public Relations Director at Lanvin.

Ronojoy Dam

Ronojoy Dam Joins Farfetch as Creative Brand Director
Farfetch has found their new Creative Brand Director in Ronojoy Dam. In his new role, Dam will oversee the company’s global brand narrative, and be reporting to the CMO, John Veichmanis. Previously, Dam was Group Creative Director at Dazed Media, and before that he was UK Creative Director at Vice Media.

Daniel Grieder

Amaro Taps Daniel Grieder for Board of Directors
Daniel Grieder is joining the Board of Directors of Brazilian fashion tech company, Amaro. Alongside his new responsibilities on Amaro’s Board of Directors, Grieder will retain his position as the Chief Executive Officer at Tommy Hilfiger.

Samsonite International Names Kyle Gendreau as CEO
Kyle Gendreau has been promoted at luggage brand Samsonite International as their new Chief Executive Officer. Gendreau has been with Samsonite since 2009, serving as CFO and on the Board of Directors.

Emma Mortimer

Emma Mortimer Returns to The Outnet as Managing Director
Online retailer The Outnet has appointed Emma Mortimer as their new Managing Director. Mortimer previously worked as Managing Director for The Outnet on an interim basis in 2014. Since then, she has served as Director of Studio Production and Customer Care at Net-a-Porter, and as a Customer Experience Consultant at MatchesFashion.

Sylvie Ritter

Sylvie Ritter Departs Baselworld as Managing Director
After 15 years heading up the Swiss watch and jewelry event, Sylvie Ritter is stepping down as Managing Director of Baselworld. Effective July 1st, Baselworld has tapped Michel Loris-Melikoff to succeed her.

Isabelle Gex

Shiseido Appoints Isabelle Gex as President of Global Fragrances
Isabella Gex has been tapped for the newly created role of President of Global Fragrances at Shiseido. Previously, Gex was Senior Executive Advisor on Mergers and Acquisitions at LVMH.

Carlo Capasa

Carlo Capasa Re-Elected as Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana President
Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, or, “The National Chamber of Italian Fashion,” has re-elected their President, Carlo Capasa. This means that he will continue his 3 year tenure with another ensured 2 years, from 2018-2020.

Dan Michel, previously Fashion Editor at Men’s Health, is now Editorial Director at UNTUCKit.

Tara Schmidt, previously Sr. Manager of Global Communications for Celebrity and VIP at Marc Jacobs, has left the firm.


Nini Bonavoglia Joins Man About Town as Editor
Man About Town has a new Editor in Nini Bonavoglia. Bonavoglia is the Founder of his own creative agency, Repertorio. Prior to that, he curated the La Triennale di Milano, an art and design museum in Milan, Italy. His debut issue for Man About Town will be the fall 2018 issue.

Kirby Marzec, previously Sr. Market Editor at, has left the firm.

Maria Ward, previously Fashion News Writer at has left the firm.

Zara Rahim, previously Director of Communications at, has left the firm.

Jenny Hollander, previously Sr. Editor at Bustle, is now Deputy Editor at

Danielle McNally, previously Sr. Features Editor at, is now Director of Features and Special Projects for the firm.

Cady Drell, previously Sex and Relationships Editor at Glamour, is now Sr. News and Culture Editor at

Marina Liao, previously Assistant Editor at PopSugar, is now Fashion News Editor at

Krystyna Chavez, previously Community Manager at Racked, is now Social Media Editor at


Sonia Rykiel to Present ‘L’Atelier’ Collection at Couture Week
Upon the 50th anniversary of the founding of the French brand, Sonia Rykiel has been invited by the National Fédération de la Couture to show at Couture Week in Paris. This July, Sonia Rykiel will show their collection, entitled ‘L’Atelier’ and will revolve mainly around Artistic Director Julie de Libran’s work. The show is said to be taking place on July 1st at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

PUBLIC Relations

Hampton Carney is now Managing Partner and CEO at Paul Wilmot Communications.

Julia Sag, previously Sr. Account Manager at The Consultancy, is now Account Director at the firm.

Erica Nardella, previously Account Executive at Creative Media Marketing, is now Account Executive in Shadow’s fashion and retail division.

Carolyn Holtzman, previously Account Coordinator at Shadow, is now Jr. Account Executive in the firm’s spirits’ division.


6Degrees announces its representation of Piaget for North American PR and Communications for all product categories.

KCD announces its representation of Maison Margiela.

Purple announces its representation of ATM.