THE IMPRESSION compiles the most important professional fashion moves of the week.
BRANDS & Retailers
Agent Provocateur Names Fabrizio Malverdi as CEO
Fabrizio Malverdi has been appointed as CEO of Agent Provocateur. Malverdi previously served as the Director of Dior Homme and prior to that spent three years at Givenchy CEO. He was with LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton almost for a decade, where he joined from the Mariella Burani Fashion Group to become managing director of John Galliano. Malverdi began his career working with brands including Vivienne Westwood, Martin Margiela and Calvin Klein Collection at Staff International.
Designer Andrea Pompilio Exits Canali
Menswear firm Canali and creative consultant Andrea Pompilio are parting ways. Pompilio joined the Sovico, Italy based firm in 2014, producing four collections for the house. Pompilio founded his eponymous label in 2010 having previously collaborated with Prada, Calvin Klein, and Yves Saint Laurent. Canali’s in-house design team will design its Spring 2017 collection.
Escada Taps Iris Epple-Righi as CEO
Iris Epple-Righi will join Escada in the role of CEO starting this upcoming September. Previously, Epple-Righi served as President Brand Management for Calvin Klein Europe. Prior to that Iris held various positions within Tommy Hilfiger Europe, including General Merchandise Management and Central Sourcing and Production. She began her career at the Stuttgart-based department store Breuninger GmbH&Co, where she held a number of positions over 14 years.
Kering Taps Valérie Duport as SVP Communications
Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, and Puma owners, Kering, have appointed Valérie Duport as their SVP of Communications and Image. Duport previously spent 27 years at Chanel, most recently as its international director of press services and external relations.
Pearl Lee Named Tommy Hilfiger VP, Communications for North America
PVH owned Tommy Hilfiger has tapped Pearl Lee as VP, Communications for North America, a new post. Lee was most recently VP Public Relations at Ralph Lauren Corp., and prior to that held roles at Fendi Americas and BCBG Max Azria Group. Lee will report to Abdel El Hamri, SVP, Marketing and Communications, The Americas, and Global Communications at Hilfiger.
PacSun Names Ernie Sibal as CFO
Anaheim, Calif.-based retailer, Pacific Sunwear of California Inc., has tapped Ernie Sibal as the firms new VP/CFO. Sibal, who has been with the company since 2008, most recently served as PacSun’s VP of Real Estate & Strategy.
Converse CEO Jim Calhoun to Exit
President and CEO of Nike’s Converse division, Jim Calhoun, has exited the role he has held since 2011. Calhoun was previously President of Dockers. Prior to that he was EVP at Disney Consumer Products.
Davide Grasso Named CEO of Converse
Nike VP of Global Brand Marketing has been named the new CEO of Nike’s Converse division. Grasso has held various positions at Nike since joining the firm in 1997.
Greg Hoffman, previously Nike’s VP of Global Brand Creative and Experience, is now VP of Global Brand Marketing at the firm.
Grace Coddington, previously Creative Director at Vogue, is now Creative Partner at Tiffany & Co.
Michael Spillane, previously Nike’s VP and General Manager of footwear, is now President of Product and Merchandising at the firm.
Shannon Curtin, previously Group VP of beauty and personal care at Walgreens, is now SVP North America at Coty Inc..
Abby Sanders, previously Marketing and Events Coordinator at Vince, is now Events and Retail Marketing Assistant Manager at Intermix.
Lisa Morris, previously VP of Marketing at L’Oréal Professionnel, is now General Manager in the U.S.
Jocelyn Mak, previously PR Director at HL Group, is now Account Director of fashion, at Purple NY.
Maxime Richard, previously Senior Event Manager at R.S.V.P Agency, is now Account Director at Grayscale PR.
Negri Firman PR & Communication is representing Fabiana Filippi in the U.S.
Catherine Miran New York announces its representation of Zadig & Voltaire, Amélie Pichard, Etienne Deroeux, and Spallanzani Jewels.