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The Impression compiles the most important professional fashion moves of the week.

By Jessica Lofaro | Impressionist


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Hussein Chalayan

Hussein Chalayan Joins Vionnet RTW
Hussein Chalayan has been tapped to serve on Vionnet’s RTW creative team and will continue to produce his own namesake collection. Chalayan will report to owner and Creative Director Goga Ashkenazi, who purchased the French house in 2012.

Asics CEO, Kevin Wulff, Retires
Kevin Wulff, CEO and President of Asics America Group since 2010, will retire.

Gene McCarthy to Become Asics CEO
Gene McCarthy will become CEO of Asics this October. McCarthy was previously President of Merrell and SVP of Under Armour. McCarthy also worked for 21 years for Nike.

Colin Henry Exits as Jaeger’s CEO
Colin Henry departed from Jaeger as CEO after two years. The announcement follows on the heels of Jaeger’s Chairman Peter Williams announcing his resignation. Henry was previously Chief Product Officer at Esprit.

Roopal Patel fashion photo

Roopal Patel

Roopal Patel Named Fashion Director of Saks Fifth Avenue
Roopal Patel has been named Fashion Director of Saks Fifth Avenue. Patel has spent more than a decade at Neiman Marcus, where she served as Senior Fashion Director of Bergdorf Goodman as well as Senior Accessory Market Editor for Neiman Marcus. Recently, she was Executive Fashion Director of the innovative luxury fashion e-tailer Moda Operandi.

Mike Shearwood Departs as Karen Millen CEO
Karen Millen’s CEO, Mike Shearwood, has stepped down from his position. Shearwood has been with the company since 2007. Before that, he was the CEO of Aurora, which had at one time been Karen Millen’s parent company, until Karen Millen was spun off from Aurora in 2011.

R. Shawn Neville is Named Aerosoles CEO
R. Shawn Neville has joined Aerosoles as its new CEO. Before joining Aerosoles, Neville was President of Avery Dennison Corp.’s retail branding and information solutions division.

Erin Riley, previously VP of Global Marketing at Cole Haan, is now VP of Brand Engagement at Old Navy.

Dava Huber, previously Senior Account Executive at Derris & Company, is now PR Manager at Old Navy.

Ian Edwards, previously Account Executive at Shadow PR, is now PR Manager at Alexander Wang.

Jose Ojeda, previously CEO at Zalora Thailand, is now COO at Lyst.

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Katherine Ormerod

Katherine Ormerod, previously Features Assistant at Sunday Times Style and Trend Forecaster at Stylus, is now Editorial Director at Lyst.

Sarika Rastogi, previously PR Director at Tod’s, is now U.S. VP of Communications at Lyst.

Mimi Fukuyoshi, previously VP and Div. Merchandise Manager of Men’s Sportswear and Shoes at Bergdorf Goodman, is now VP Div. Merchandise Manager for 5F Contemporary at Bergdorf Goodman.

Danielle Licata, previously VP of Wholesale at Belstaff, is now VP of Coterie.

Melissa Sgaglione Seganti, previously VP at Dan Klores Communications, is now Senior PR Manager for the U.S. at Sweaty Betty.

Alexandra Gordon, previously Account Manager at C&M Media, is now PR Manager at Christian Louboutin.

Katie Morrell, previously group Manager at Weber Shandwick, is now Global Communications Manager at Jo Malone.

Jessica Bowler, previously Senior PR Manager at Dailylook, is now Senior PR Manager at Citizens for Humanity.

Lindsey Groginski, previously PR and Marketing Manager at Kleinfeld Bridal, has left the company.


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Robert A. Sauerberg

Condé Nast Names Robert A. Sauerberg CEO
Robert A. Sauerberg, who became President of Condé Nast in 2010,  will become CEO of Condé Nast effective January 2016. Sauerberg succeeds current CEO since 2004, Charles H. Townsend, who will move on to the role of  Chairman of Condé Nast US.

Jim Chapman fashion photo

Jim Chapman

British GQ Taps Jim Chapman as Style Columnist
British GQ has named v-logger Jim Chapman as Style Columnist. Chapman has over 2.4 million subscribers to his YouTube channel and over 1.5 million followers on both Twitter and Instagram.

Jamel Derdour fashion photo

Jamel Derdour

Style.com Appoints Jamel Derdour Social Media Manager
Style.com has named Jamel Derdour as their new Social Media Manager. Previously Derdour was Social Media Manager at retailer Jack Wills and prior to that he was Digital and Social Marketing Coordinator at Topman.


Jessica Sciacchitano, previously Senior Account Manager at Starworks Group, has left the company.

Elise Levyn, previously Senior Account Executive at Lippe Taylor, is now Account Director on the beauty team at HL Group.

Brianne Dezzutti, previously Account Director of the beauty division at HL Group, is now Account Supervisor for Alison Brod PR.

Gregory Werbosky, previously Senior Account Executive at Krupp Group, is now Senior Account Executive at Negri Firman PR & Communications.

Chelsey Peppe, previously Executive Assistant at Theory, is now PR Coordinator at Negri Firman PR & Communications.

Dewey Bunfill, previously Account Manager at Starworks Group, has left the company.


Karla Otto announces its representation of Roberto Cavalli.

Battalion PR announces its representation for all media relations for Ralph Lauren Fine Watches & Jewelry.

Alison Brod PR announces its representation of OPI.

Maguire Steele announces its representation of CJW.

PR Consulting announces its representation of Raphaëlla Riboud.