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BRANDS & Retailers


Jay Bell
Jay Bell

Barneys New York Promotes Jay Bell to EVP, General Merchandise Manager of Women’s Wear
Barneys New York has tapped Jay Bell to act as their new EVP and General Merchandise Manager of Women’s Wear. Bell first joined Barneys 18 years ago and most recently served as their SVP and Divisional Merchandise Manager of Men’s Designer, Developing Designer, and Contemporary Sportswear. Prior to joining Barney’s, Bell was Men’s Wholesale Manager at Jil Sander America.

Leah Kim, EVP GMM of Barney’s New York women’s, is departing from the firm after almost 20 years.

Katherine Bahamonde Monasebian
Katherine Bahamonde Monasebian

Barneys New York Hires Katherine Bahamonde Monasebian as Chief Digital and Technology Officer
Katherine Bahamonde Monasebian has been tapped by Barneys New York to be their new Chief Digital and Technology Officer. Previously, Monasebian was Head of Marketing and E-commerce for Alex & Ani. Prior to that, she was Chief Marketing Officer and New Business Development Manager at Tourneau. Monasebian also has experience in leading marketer roles at C. Wonder, Juicy Couture, and Lululemon Athletica.In her new role, Monasebian will be overseeing the brand’s IT, digital, and e-commerce departments.


Eva Quirrenbach
Eva Quirrenbach

Bally Names Eva Quirrenbach as CMO
Eva Quirrenbach has been tapped by Bally to act as their Chief Marketing Officer. Quirrenbach joins from Tory Burch where she was VP of Global Brand Marketing. Prior to that, she held several strategic communications positions at Tod’s Group, working in both the US and Italy.

Silvia Onofri
Silvia Onofri

Bally Promotes Silvia Onofri as CEO of EMEA
Silvia Onofri has been promoted at Bally to the role of Chief Executive Officer of the brand’s operations in Europe,the  Middle East, and Africa. Onofri most recently served as Bally’s VP of Global Wholesale, a position she will continue to hold along with her new CEO role. In her new role, Onofri will be tasked with overseeing operations in the EMEA region.

Lululemon Names Calvin McDonald as CEO
Calvin McDonald has been appointed Chief Executive Officer at Lululemon Athletica Inc.. McDonalds Joins from Sephora, where he served as Head of the Americas. Prior to that, McDonald was President and CEO of Sears Canada. McDonald’s new position at Lululemon will start on August 20th.

Moda Operandi Appoints Ganesh Srivats CEO
Ganesh Srivats has been tapped by Moda Operandi to lead their company as Chief Executive Officer. Srivats joins from Tesla, where he was VP and oversaw the brand’s markets in North America, and EMEA. Prior to Tesla, Srivats was SVP of Retail in the Americas for Burberry. Srivats is succeeding Deborah Nicodemus, who is departing from the company.

Deborah Nicodemus
Deborah Nicodemus

Deborah Nicodemus Steps Down as Moda Operandi CEO
Deborah Nicodemus is stepping down as Chief Executive Officer of Moda Operandi. She is set to remain on the Moda Operandi team as an advisor to the brand. Prior to joining the company in 2013 as CEO, Nicodemus was Chief Marketing and Merchandising Officer at Birks & Mayors Inc. Prior to that, she was with LVMH for 16 years, serving in multiple merchandising positions across their portfolio of brands.

Nina-Maria Nitsche Departs Brioni as Creative Director
Brioni’s Creative Director, Nina-Maria Nitsche, is leaving the brand after about a year in the position. Nitsche presented her most recent collection for the brand last month in Paris. Prior to joining Brioni, Nitsche was at the creative helm of Vetements, and prior to that she was Creative Director at Maison Margiela, where she worked for 20 years. Nitsche’s successor at Brioni has not yet been announced.

Louise Trotter
Louise Trotter

Louise Trotter Steps Down from Joseph as Creative Director
Effective at the end of August, Louise Trotter is departing from her position as Creative Director of Joseph after nine years at the creative helm. Before joining Joseph, Trotter was Creative Director at Jigsaw. Prior to that, she was SVP and Creative Director at H Hilfiger. Before that, she was VP of Product Design and Development for Women’s Merchandise at Gap. Trotter’s last collection for Joseph will be pre-fall 2019.

Bimba y Lola Taps José Manuel Martínez as CEO
José Manuel Martínez has been appointed CEO of Bimba y Lola, a Spain-based label. Martinez joins from Espirit, where he was CEO for 6 years. Prior to that, he was at Inditex for 9 years, most recently serving as Director of Distribution and Operations.

Laura McEwen Joins Tibi as SVP of Global Sales
Contemporary brand Tibi has tapped Laura McEwen as their new SVP of Global Sales. Previously, McEwen was Head of Sales and Partnerships at Flipboard. Prior to that, she was Founder and CEO of Squarecanvas LLC. Before that, McEwen was at Condé Nast for nearly a decade, most recently serving as the VP and Publisher of Teen Vogue and Self magazines.

Solène Pouyat Named Tibi’s Director of Sales, EMEA and South America
Tibi has appointed Solène Pouyat to the position of Director of Sales, overseeing the brand’s sales in the EMEA and South America regions. Pouyat joins from Balenciaga, where she most recently served as Head of Sales in Export Markets. Prior to that, she worked with Christian Dior Couture.

Ernest Sabine
Ernest Sabine

Ernest Sabine Tapped by J.W. Hulme as Creative Director
Leather goods brand J.W. Hulme has appointed Ernest Sabine to the position of Creative Director. Sabine will take on this new role alongside his previous role as designer of his own accessories brand, Ernest Alexander. Prior to starting his own brand in 2009, Sabine was a Business Development Manager at CoolGraySeven, a marketing agency based in New York. Before that, he was a Project Manager at Trey Laird’s creative agency, Laird + Partners.


Rodarte Returns to New York Show Schedule
After debuting their collections in Paris the last new seasons, Rodarte is coming back to the New York show schedule. Designed by sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the Los Angeles-based duo decided not to present their collection at Paris Couture Week this month, and have instead opted to return to America to showcase their spring 2019 collection.

Agnona Joins Milan Fashion Week Schedule
Agnona is making its debut at Milan Fashion Week, set to present their spring 2019 collection on September 22nd at Milan’s Triennale Design Museum. The show is said to be small and intimate like their previous shows, and not to include any large events.


Troy Young
Troy Young

Troy Young Named Hearst Magazines President
Troy Young has been appointed to President of Hearst Magazines, encompassing 240 digital publications all over the world. Young was previously President of Hearst Magazines Digital Media, where during his tenure he launched MediaOS, a platform that manages content across Hearst’s digital publications. Prior to joining Hearst, Young also served as President of other digital media companies including Say Media, and Video Egg. Young will be succeeding David Carey, current President of Hearst Magazines.

Dazed Media Taps Matthew Johnson to Strategy Director of Nowness
Matthew Johnson has been appointed to Strategy Director of Nowness, part of the Dazed Media Group. Johnson joins from Wallpaper* where he served as the Bespoke Director. Prior to that, he was an Account Manager for GQ at Condé Nast. In his new role at Nowness, Johnson will head commercial partnerships with luxury brand.

Dani Stahl
Dani Stahl

Dani Stahl, previously Style Director at Nylon, as left the firm after 17 years. 

Luis Campuzano, previously Men’s Market Editor at WWD, has been promoted to Sr. Market Editor at the firm.

Indya Brown, previously Fashion Assistant at The Cut, has been promoted to Fashion Partnerships Editor at the firm.

PUBLIC Relations

Amanda Reuben, previously Sr. Account Coordinator at Di Petroff PR, has been promoted to PR Manager at the firm.

Kassandra Murray, previously Account Coordinator at FYI Brand Communication, is now PR Manager at Next Management LA.

TALENT Representation

Mini Title announces its representation of photographer Lea Colombo.


Bradbury Lewis announces its representation of Frances Valentine.