Bold Moves | Pam Wallack Joins Gap, Paula J. Rosado to KCD, Kimberlee Eten to Toth
BRANDS & Retailers
Delpozo Names Lutz Huelle as Creative Director Paris based German designer Lutz Huelle has been appointed the new Creative Director of Spanish prêt-à-couture brand Delpozo. A Central Saint Martin’s College alumni, Huelle worked at Martin Margiela before launching his eponymous brand in 2000, which he will continue to develop alongside his new role. He has consulted for several brands including Max Mara Fashion Group and Brioni; and has won the prestigious ANDAM Award in Paris twice.
Unilever Promotes Alan Jope to CEO Alan Jope has been tapped to act as Unilever’s next Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Jope was President of the brand’s Beauty and Personal Care business. Jope has worked in leadership positions at Unilever since 2001. In his new role, Jope will be succeeding former CEO Paul Polman, who will be staying on for six months to oversee the transition.
Adidas Taps Fumbi Chima as Chief Information Officer Fumbi Chima has been appointed Adidas’ Chief Information Officer, effective at the start of the new year. Chima has served as Chief Information Officer for multiple global organizations, including Burberry, Walmart, and American Express. She joins from Fox Networks Group where she was CIO.
Adidas Appoints Guillaume de Monplanet as General Manager, France Adidas has appointed Guillaume de Monplanet to the position of General Manager of their French operations. Previously, he was SVP of Adidas for Europe. Monplanet has served in this same position from 2012 to 2017. Prior to that, he was Director of Marketing for Reebok.
Mia Ouakim Named Esprit’s Chief Product and Brand Officer Esprit has tapped Mia Ouakim as their new Chief Product and Brand Officer, effective February 1st, 2019. Ouakim joins from Tommy Hilfiger where she was SVP of Menswear and Tailoring. Prior to joining Tommy Hilfiger in 2014, Ouakim was VP of Childrenswear at Burberry. Before to that, she was Head of Communications and PR at the Children’s Worldwide Fashion group, overseeing Burberry, Timberland, Kenzo, Nike, Elle, DKNY Childrenswear.
Columbia Taps John Soh as VP and General Manager, China John Soh is joining Columbia as VP and General Manager of their China operations. Previously, Soh was the Senior Commercial Director for the Asia Pacific region at Lego. In his new position with Columbia, Soh will be reporting to SVP of Asia Pacific Doug Morse. Soh’s move is effective February 2019.
Pam Wallack Joins Gap as Global Head of Specialty Product Gap has appointed Pam Wallack as their new EVP and General Manager of North American Specialty Retail, and Global Head of Specialty Product. Previously, Wallack was President of Global Product at The Children’s Place. Wallack will be filling a newly created position at Gap and will be reporting to CEO Neil Fiske.
Graeme Raeburn Joins Christopher Raeburn as Performance Director Christopher Raeburn has appointed his brother, Graeme Raeburn to the newly created role of Performance Director at his namesake brand. Raeburn joins the company from Ralpha where he was Lead Designer at the cycling brand.
Marissa Birschbach, previously PR Coordinator at Cushnie is now PR Manager at Bibhu Mohapatra.
Prada Moves Resort 2020 show to New York Prada will be presenting their resort 2020 collection in New York City on May 2nd. It will be a catwalk showing the location remains undisclosed.
Louis Vuitton to Show Cruise 2020 in New York Louis Vuitton will stage their cruise 2020 show in New York City on May 8th. Like Prada, the location of the show is an undisclosed secret location.
Toth+Co Appoints Kimberlee Eten as Creative Director
Boston based full-service branding and advertising agency Toth+Co has tapped Kimberlee Eten as Creative Director. Eten is no stranger to Toth+Co, having spent the earlier part of her career at the agency as Design Director from 2001-2011. For the past seven years, Eten has been a creative director and brand consultant, specializing in the creation of entire brand experiences. Eten will be based in New York and lead creative teams in both New York and Boston.
Erika Allen,previously Executive Editor of Outline, is now Culture Editor of The Cut.
Paula J. Rosado Joins KCD as VP of Media Relations KCD public relations firm has tapped Paula J. Rosado as their new VP of Media Relations. Previously, Rosado held senior management positions with Prada, Tommy Hilfiger, and Miu Miu. In her new role at KCD, she will be overseeing Savage x Fenty, Anna Sui, and more brands.
Ilana Donner, previously Assistant Account Executive, Women’s Fashion and Accessories at BPCM, is now Fashion Account Executive atLaForce.
Ari Alexanderpreviously Showroom Manager at BPCM, is now Associate Account Executive atLaForce.
Sandrine Charles Consulting announces its representation of Nordstrom x Nike.