THE IMPRESSION COMPILES THE MOST IMPORTANT PROFESSIONAL FASHION MOVES OF THE WEEK. Louvet to Ralph Lauren, Chambers Departs British Vogue, Lundman to Tiger Of Sweden
This week Ralph Lauren names Patrice Louvet as their new CEO succeeding Stefan Larsson, Lucinda Chambers Steps Down as British Vogue Fashion Director, and Tiger of Sweden names Christoffer Lundman As Head of Creative and Design.
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Ralph Lauren Appoints Patrice Louvet As CEO
Patrice Louvet has been named President and Chief Executive Officer at Ralph Lauren after succeeding Stefan Larsson. Louvet joins from Procter and Gamble where he acted as the Group President of Global Beauty. Prior to that, Louvet held numerous leadership positions at P&G such as President of Shave Care and President of P&G Prestige, where he worked with clients like Dolce & Gabbana and Gucci. In his new role, Louvet will report to Ralph Lauren and the board of directors.
Tiger Of Sweden Names Christoffer Lundman As Head of Creative and Design
Christoffer Lundman is confirmed as the new Head of Creative and Design for the Scandinavian brand Tiger of Sweden. Previously, Lundman worked as the Design Director at Burberry in London. Prior to joining Burberry, he acted as the Senior Designer of Sportswear at Tom Ford and during his one year stay there launched the label’s first denim line. Before that, he was Head of Menswear at Acne Studios for seven years. Lundman’s first collection for Tiger of Sweden is debuting for the Autumn 2018 season.
Bergdorf Goodman Taps Melissa Lowenkron As SVP General Merchandise Manager
Melissa Lowenkron has been chosen to succeed Elizabeth von der Goltz as Senior Vice President and General Merchandise Manager at Bergdorf Goodman.
Arne Arnes Promoted to Global Brand President of The North Face
VF Corp. has selected Arne Arens to head their outdoor brand The North Face. Previously, Arens acted as General Manager of the Europe, Middle East, and Africa regions for The North Face since 2012. Prior to that Arens worked in different European-based managing positions at Nike for eight years. His promotion also includes a move from Switzerland to San Francisco.
Michele Norsa Joins Board of Ermenegildo Zegna
Michele Norsa has been appointed a member of the Board of Directors of the luxury men’s fashion house, Ermenegildo Zegna. Last year, Norsa exited Salvatore Ferragamo SpA, after a decade as the CEO and General Manager of the Italian fashion group. Norsa also serves as Nonexecutive Director for the Board of Rocco Forte Hotels. Before Ferragamo, Norsa held various positions at many companies including Valentino Fashion Group SpA, Marzotto SpA, Benetton Sportsystem Active and Sergio Tacchini.
Lucinda Chambers Steps Down as British Vogue Fashion Director
After thirty-six years at British Vogue and twenty-five years serving as its Fashion Director, Lucinda Chambers is parting ways with Conde Nast title. The announcement follows the recent appointment of Edward Enninful as Editor-In-Chief of British Vogue.
Condé Nast Adds Jonathan Schaaf As Chief Agency Officer
As Condé Nast’s new Chief Agency Officer, Jonathan Schaaf has been appointed to oversee advertising sales and agency efforts for the firm. Schaaf joins from Omnicom Media Group, where he has worked since 2010 in a variety of leadership roles including Global Director of Global Digital Strategy, President of Digital Investment, and most recently President of Enterprise Partnerships. Prior to that, Schaaf was the Media Director at Razorfish, Vice President of Integrated Media at Gyro, and Media Director at Beyond Interactive. In his new position at Condé Nast, Schaaf will report to Chief Revenue Officer of Industry and Agency, Lisa Valentino.
W Magazine Names Anne Sachs As Executive Digital Director
Anne Sachs has been named Executive Digital Director at W Magazine. She will serve that role as well as teaming with Condé Nast’s Digital Innovation Center in Austin as editorial director, product partnerships. Sachs was most recently Executive Director at Condé Nast’s Social News Desk as role she joined after spending ten years at Glamour in various leadership digital roles including Executive Digital Director.
Jun Harada, previously Executive Digital Editor at W, has joined Condé Nast’s business development team. Harada is now responsible for digital beauty innovation and strategy at Condé Nast.
Esquire US Appoints Michael Sebastian As Site Director
Esquire US has promoted Michael Sebastian as Site Director. Sebastian joined Hearst in 2015 as Senior News Editor at Hearst Magazines Digital Media (HMDM) from Advertising Age where he served as a report. Prior to that Sebastian spent eight years with PR Daily.
Ben Boskovich, previously Social Media Editor at Esquire.com has been promoted to Managing Editor at the firm.
Kate Storey, previously Senior Features Editor at Esquire.com, is now News Director at the firm.
Megan Friedman, previously Senior News Editor at Hearst Magazines Digital Media has been promoted to Deputy News Editor at the firm.
Samantha Roman, previously Assistant Fashion Editor at Hearst Women’s Fashion Group, is now Associate Fashion Editor.
Shalaeya Brown, previously Fashion Market Assistant at Hearst Women’s Fashion Group, is now Associate Fashion Editor.
Adam Harris, previously SVP of Sales Strategy and Partnerships at Mashable, is now VP of Data Products at Hearst Magazines Digital Media.
Jeffries Blackerby, previously Executive Editor at Travel + Leisure, is now Editor-in-Chief at Departures.
Janet Mock Joins Allure As Contributing Editor
Transgender activist and author Janet Mock has joined Allure as Contributing Editor where she will have a biweekly column about beauty as it relates to gender and identity. Mock is the author of “Redefining Realness” and the forthcoming “Surpassing Certainty.” In 2014, she became a Contributing Editor to Marie Claire and has written for People.com.
Mecca James-Williams, previously first assistant to Giovanna Battaglia-Engelbert, is now Deputy Styling Editor at Net-A-Porter.
Joseph Suchodolski, previously PR and Marketing Manager at Scotch & Soda, is now Director Menswear at HL Group.
Ilana Rubin, previously Senior Account Supervisor at M&C Saatchi PR, is now Senior Director at Jennifer Bett Communications.
Abby Rose, previously Senior Account Executive at Michele Marie PR, is now Accessories Senior Account Executive at Wetherly.
Jessica Gargiulo, previously Senior Account Executive at Full Picture, is now Senior Account Executive at Azione PR.
Alexander Englert, previously Senior PR Manager of Fashion at Black Frame, has left the firm.
Kelly Ricci, previously Account Director at Karla Otto, has left the firm.
Spring London announces its representation of Three Floor.
MHA Media announces its representation of Mara & Mine X Candice Swanepoel, and Dhela.
Agentry PR announces its representation of Daniel Hechter.
IHPR announces its representation of Ji Oh.
The Impression’s hopeful thoughts go out to all of the families, friends, co-workers, and partners of Jennifer Blumin, Founder and CEO of Skylight Group, whose plane went missing this week. Our thought and hopes are with you.