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Bold Moves
Lepoivre to Loewe, Schneider Resigns from American Apparel, Marden Joins Esquire

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


BRANDS & Retailers

Loewe Taps Pascale Lepoivre as CEO
Céline’s EVP, Pascale Lepoivre, has been named Chief Executive Officer of Loewe. Prior to Céline, Lepoivre worked at Louis Vuitton for 11 years in various roles including Director of Fashion and Leather Goods Division in Céline, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs, Kenzo, Loewe, and Pucci.

Paula Schneider

Paula Schneider

Paula Schneider Resigns as CEO American Apparel
American Apparel CEO, Paula Schneider has officially resigned her post. Schneider joined American Apparel in December of 2014 and was responsible for driving the business through Chapter 11, charting the path for the troubled brand to be successfully repositioned for a sale. Schneider previously served as President of BCBG Max Azria and Warnaco Swimwear group.

Chelsea Grayson

Chelsea Grayson

American Apparel Names Chelsea Grayson CEO
Los Angeles based sportswear house, American Apparel, has appointed Chelsea Grayson as CEO. Grayson previously was the firms General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer. Prior to joining American Apparel in December of 2014, Grayson served as a Partner at Loeb & Loeb LLP.

Ken Worzel

Ken Worzel

Nordstrom Promotes Ken Worzel to President
Ken Worzel, Executive VP of Nordstrom’s Strategy and Development Group since 2010, has been promoted to President of Nordstrom.com. Previously, Worzel worked at McKinsey & Company as a consultant for the company. Prior to Mckinsey, Worzel worked as a Managing Partner for Marakon Associates for 16 years.

Gerrit Ruetzel

Gerrit Ruetzel

Gerrit Ruetzel, previously President and CEO at Hugo Boss Americas, is leaving the company.

Anthony Lucia, previously CEO and Managing Director, North America at G-Star, is now President and CEO at Hugo Boss USA.

Yoox Net-a-Porter Group Names Deborah Lee as Chief People Officer
Deborah Lee joins Yoox Net-a-Porter Group as Chief People Officer, leading the group’s human resources division. Lee previously served as Chief Human Resources Officer at BT Global Services, a firm she has held various roles in since 1997.

Ania Wiacek, previously Head of Marketing and Communications at Pringle of Scotland, is now Marketing Director at Meli Melo.

Ali Valenti, previously Director of DKC influence at DKC, is now PR Director at Alice + Olivia.

Jill Borkan, previously VP of Marketing and Communications at Ralph Rucci, is now Head of PR at Spring.

Diana Thomas, previously Brand Communications and Events Executive at Victoria’s Secret, is now Director of PR at Nine West Group.

Julian Mack, previously Account Coordinator at Karla Otto, is now Public Relations and Communications Manager at Sandro, Maje, Claudie Pierlot.

Joey Zauzig, previously Fashion Associate at BPCM, is now PR Coordinator at Tommy Hilfiger.


Matthew Marden

Matthew Marden

Matthew Marden Joins Esquire as Style Director
Matthew Marden has been named as Style Director at Esquire. Marden was previously a consultant and freelance stylist. Previously Marden spent 10 years at Details magazine as a Fashion Director. Marden began his career as an associate at Staley-Wise Gallery in New York City, going on to work as an Associate Editor of Men’s Fashion at Town & Country in 2000.

Jeremy Langmead

Jeremy Langmead

Jeremy Langmead Named Editor-in-Chief Luxx Magazine
London based The Times, is relaunching their quarterly magazine Luxx this December and has tapped Jeremy Langmead as Editor-in-Chief. Langmead is currently Brand and Content Director at Mr Porter, a role he will continue on while leading Luxx. Prior to Mr. Porter Langmead served as Chief Content Officer at Christie’s and editor-in-Chief at Mr. Porter prior to that. Lang mead also served as Editor-in-Chief of Wallpaper, and editor at Esquire.

Jessica Diehl

Jessica Diehl

Jessica Diehl, previously Fashion and Style Director at Vanity Fair, is now Creative Director of Fashion and Style at the firm.

Karen Deutsch, previously Advertising Director of Integrated Sales at Cosmopolitan, is now Executive Director of Sales for the Cosmo/Seventeen digital business unit.

Jill Novara, previously Retail Director at Glamour, is now Executive Account Director at The Coveteur.

Kori Titzer, previously Account Coordinator at Full Picture, has left the company.

PUBLIC Relations

Meghan Murray-Merriman, previously Senior PR Director at KCD PR, has been name Vice President of PR at the firm.

Lauren Junge

Lauren Junge

Lauren Junge, previously PR Director at Cynthia Rowley, is now PR Director at Black Frame.

Katie Garrabrant, previously Managing Director at HL Group, is now PR Director at Karla Otto in LA.

Christine Grossi, previously Senior Account Executive at C&M Media, is now Senior Account Manager at PR Consulting.

Jaton Brady, previously PR Coordinator at Seventh House PR, is now PR Coordinator at PR Consulting.

Kira Tirshfield, previously Junior Publicist at Covet PR, is now Publicist.

Maggie Kravchuk, previously Social Media Manager at Rubenstein PR, is now Assistant Account Executive at Demonstrate PR.


PR Consulting announces its representation of Calvin Klein.

PR Consulting announces its representation of BY Bonnie Young.

The Lead PR announces its representation of Andrew Marc.

SHO+CO announces representation of Adeam and Tasaki for VIP services.

Williamson PR & Showroom announces its wholesale and PR representation of Anaak.

MHA announces its representation of Helo Rocha House Couture.