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THE IMPRESSION COMPILES THE MOST IMPORTANT PROFESSIONAL FASHION MOVES OF THE WEEK. Lisa Hughes & Giulio Capua depart from Condé Nast, John Whitledge Joins Toms as Creative Director

This week The New Yorker’s Lisa Hughes and Architectural Digest’s Giulio Capua depart from Condé Nast as the organization restructures, Toms taps Trovata co-founder John Whitledge as Creative Director


BRANDS & Retailers

Toms Taps John Whitledge as Creative Director
John Whitledge has been named Creative Director of Toms footwear brand. Whitledge is Founder, Creative Director, and CEO of Trovata, a California lifestyle brand he started in 2001. While his first collection as Creative Director will launch next year, Whitledge first worked with Toms in 2011 designing their first eyewear collection.

Hugo Boss Appoints Andreas Streubig to Director of Global Sustainability
Andreas Streubig has been named the new Director of Global Sustainability at Hugo Boss. Streubig joins from the Otto group where he most recently served as Division Manager of Sustainability Management for 10 years. At Hugo Boss, Streubig will oversee the overall sustainability agenda for the brand while reporting to CEO Mark Langer.

Marino Vago

Sistema Moda Italia Names Marino Vago President
Marino Vago has been appointed President of Sistema Moda Italia, succeeding Claudio Marenzi. Vago joins from his family’s textile company, Vago SpA, where he was Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Vago has served as VP of Confindustria, and also serves on the board of “Il Sole 24 Ore” economic publication.

JuE Wong

JuE Wong Joins Moroccanoil as CEO
Moroccanoil has found their new Chief Executive Officer in JuE Wong, whose duties will include managing the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability sector, and accelerating international growth. Most recently, Wong was President of Elizabeth Arden and prior to that has a long history of serving in leadership positions including tenures as CEO of Strivectin, CEO of Astral Health and Beauty, and served on China’s Board of Directors for Pepsico.

Andrew Taylor Named Hudson Bay’s VP of US Public Relations
Hudson Bay Co. has appointed Andrew Taylor as their new VP of US Public Relations where he will oversee PR development and execution for Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Gilt and Saks Off Fifth. Taylor joins from Burberry where he was VP of Communications for the Americas.

Lauren Phelps, previously Chief Operating Officer at Brandon Maxwell, is leaving the firm.

Carey Krug, previously Senior VP of Global Marketing for Polo Ralph Lauren, is now Chief Marketing officer at David Yurman.

Chris Clark

Chris Clark, previously Marketing Director, U.S. & Europe at R.M.Williams, is now Associate Director, Global Brand Marketing at Michael Kors.

Owen Parry, previously Global Head of PR at Dunhill, is now Communications Director at Tom Ford for Europe, the Middle East, India, and Australia.

Whitney Saffel, previously PR Director of Menswear at Ralph Lauren, is now Communications Director at rag & bone.

Emily Schumann, previously PR Director of Shinola, has left the firm.

Brett Depper Goldstein, previously PR Director at HL Group, is now PR Manager at Bergdorf Goodman.

Jordana Jaffe, previously PR and Special Events Manager at Bergdorf Goodman, is now Associate Director of PR at Rebecca Minkoff.

Erin Grant, previously PR Manager at Bonobos, is now Senior PR Manager at the firm.

Carly Rappoport, previously PR Associate at Bonobos, is now Senior PR Associate at the firm.

Kathryn Clare-Salzler, previously Assistant Account Executive at DNA Communications, is now PR Assistant at Bonobos.

Camille Easy, former U.S. publicist for Topshop and Topman, has left the firm.


Lisa Hughes

Lisa Hughes Departs The New Yorker as CRO
Chief Revenue Officer of The New Yorker Lisa Hughes is departing from the Condé Nast-owned publication. Hughes has been with Condé Nast since 1990, and has worked on many publications in their portfolio including Allure, Condé Nast Traveler, Vanity Fair and House & Garden.

Giulio Capua Departs Architectural Digest and Condé Nast Traveler as CBO
Giulio Capua, Chief Business Officer for Condé Nast Traveler and Architectural Digest, is leaving the company. Capua has been at Condé Nast since 1990, and has worked on Architectural Digest since 2007.

Jo Elvin

Jo Elvin Departs British Glamour as Editor-in-Chief
Editor-in-Chief of British Glamour Jo Elvin is stepping down. This move follows the restructuring of the magazine into a bi-annual publication with a focus on beauty. Elvin has been with Condé Nast since she helped launch British Glamour in 2001, leading the publication for 17 years since. Prior to that, Elvin worked at New Woman, B and Sugar magazines.

Maya Zepinic, previously Contributing Fashion Editor at The Telegraph, is now Fashion Director at The Telegraph.

Delphine Chui, previously Digital Features Editor at Marie Claire, is now Digital Editor of Hearst’s Digital Content Studio.

PUBLIC Relations

Brigette Rothenberger

Brigette Rothenberger, previously Account Director at Blue Hominy Public Relations, is now Account Manager at BPCM.

Tara Khanmalek, previously PR Assistant at EightSixtySouth, is now PR Associate.

Tori Oliva, previously Account Coordinator at TLCommunications, is now Junior Account Manager at Purple PR.


EightSixtySouth announces its representation of Soluna Swim and Isabella Rose.

Autumn Communications announces its representation of Pilgrim Collection.