THE IMPRESSION COMPILES THE MOST IMPORTANT PROFESSIONAL FASHION MOVES OF THE WEEK. Sebastian Suhl Joins Valentino, Simon Whitehouse Departs from J.W. Anderson, Nicole Fischelis Resigns from Macy’s, Radhika Jones to Vanity Fair
This week Sebastian Suhl Joins Valentino as Managing Director of Global Markets, Simon Whitehouse Departs from J.W. Anderson as CEO, Nicole Fischelis Resigns as Macy’s Creative Director, Global Forecaster, Group VP, and Radhika Jones Named Vanity Fair Editor-in-Chief.
BY BRENNA O’DONNELL
BRANDS & Retailers
Sebastian Suhl Joins Valentino as Managing Director of Global Markets
Valentino has named Sebastian Suhl as their new Managing Director of Global Markets, effective this January. Suhl was previously CEO of Marc Jacobs since 2014, credited with readying the house for public offering. Prior to that, he was CEO at Givenchy, and before that he was CEO of Prada’s Asia-Pacific Operations. In his new position with Valentino, Suhl will be charged with overseeing the company’s ongoing global expansion.
Simon Whitehouse Departs from J.W. Anderson as CEO
Chief Executive Officer of J.W. Anderson Simon Whitehouse is stepping down from the position he held since 2014 citing personal reasons. Before his time with J.W. Anderson, Whitehouse was Worldwide Brand Director at Diesel Black Gold. Prior to that he was Global Commercial Director at Matthew Williamson and before that he worked in Global Business Development at Donna Karan for 7 years. Whitehouse is due to exit J.W. Anderson at the end of December and a successor is said to be announced soon.
ISAIA taps Simon Spurr as Creative Director of EIDOS
Menswear brand EIDOS has found their new Creative Director in Simon Spurr, parent company ISAIA Corp has announced. Spurr has a history of designing menswear at high-profile labels including Saint Laurent, Calvin Klein, and Ralph Lauren, but also started his own label, SPURR and SIMON SPURR. In his new role, Spurr will be responsible for all creative imagery for the brand. Spurr’s debut collection for EIDOS will be fall 2018.
Nicole Fischelis Resigns as Macy’s Creative Director, Global Forecaster, Group VP
After 14 years, Nicole Fischelis is stepping down as the Group VP, Creative Director, and Global Forecaster at Macy’s. Fischelis joined in 2004 as VP and Fashion Director for Ready-to-Wear. Fischelis was a key figure in developing Macy’s designer capsule program, and gained influence by presenting trend reports to Macy’s top merchants. Before her time at Macy’s Fischelis worked at Ferragamo as SVP of Fashion Worldwide, and prior to that she was VP and Women’s Fashion Director at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Franck Marilly Joins Shiseido as President and CEO- EMEA
Effective January 1st, Franck Marilly will step in as President and CEO of Shiseido Group EMEA. Previously, Marilly was Managing Director at Chanel’s European Fragrance and Beauty Division. Marilly succeeds Louis Desazars, who left the company earlier this month.
Richemont Promotes Jerome Lambert to Chief Operating Officer
Jerome Lambert, former Head of Operations, is now Chief Operating Officer at Richemont. In his new role, Lambert will be responsible for the majority of Richemont’s portfolio, aside from Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels.
Rémi Paringaux Joins Lululemon as Creative Director
Rémi Paringaux has joined athletic brand Lululemon as Creative Director. Previously Paringaux was Art Director of Dazed & Confused Magazine, Vogue Hommes Japan, and Garage Magazine. Outside of digital and print media, Paringaux has a history designing ads, websites, digital and print media for fashion houses like Gucci, Balmain, Salvatore Ferragamo, Comme des Garçons and more.Paringaux’s role at Lululemon will be focused on creative content outside from product design.
Mark Fedyk Named President and COO at Jockey
Jockey has tapped Mark Fedyk to serve as President and Chief Operating Officer effective Jan. 1. Fedyk joined Jockey in 2008 as Head of Retail before becoming the President of Jockey North America’s Wholesale Business and Chief Merchandise Officer. Prior to joining Jockey, Fedyk held positions at Sears, as a Senior Vice President and General Merchandise Manager, along with marketing positions at Saks Department Store Group and Ulta.
Béatrice Ferrant, previously Menswear Designer at Rochas, has departed from the brand.
Sarah Gordon, previously Global Online Communications Manager at Ralph Lauren, is leaving the company.
Steven Almeas, previously Executive Assistant to Fern Mallis, is now Public Relations Assistant at Tommy Hilfiger.
Radhika Jones Named Vanity Fair Editor-in-Chief
Following the departure of Graydon Carter at the end of this year, Radhika Jones will step up as Editor-in-Chief of Vanity Fair. Jones joins from The New York Times where she was Deputy Managing Editor of Time Magazine. Prior to that position she was Time’s Arts and Culture Editor, and before that she was the Head Editor of The Paris Review and Art Forum.
Deborah Joseph Named British Glamour’s Chief Content Officer
Deborah Joseph has been named British Glamour’s Chief Content Officer, a new position at the Condé Nast-owned publication. Joseph previously worked on the launch of Glamour UK back in 2001, serving as Entertainment Editor then Associate Editor. In 2004 she joined The Daily Mail before returning to Condé Nast as Editor of Brides, then Easy Living.
Jamie Jouning Promoted at Condé Nast International as Chief Revenue Officer
Condé Nast International has tapped their very own Jamie Jouning as their new Chief Revenue Officer. Jouning has been with the media giant since 1999, working in a plethora of positions over the years and most recently serving as Vogue’s Digital Director. In his new position, Jouning will before to President of Condé Nast International Wolfgang Blau.
Time Inc. Discontinues PeopleStyle Print Edition
Time Inc has decided to shutter PeopleStyle’s print edition, which was recently relaunched from it’s previous title of StyleWatch. PeopleStyle will continue to be published digitally, but in print will now become a section in People Magazine special issues.
James Heidenry, previously Editorial Director of Us Weekly and OK!, is now Editorial Director at In Touch, Life & Style, and Closer Weekly.
Mike Hoffman, previously Executive Digital Director at GQ, has left the company.
Madeline Weeks, previously Fashion Director at GQ, has left the company.
Ashley Fetters, previously Entertainment Editor at GQ, has left the company.
Seth Plattner, previously Senior Associate Features Editor at Elle, has left the company.
Jeremy Smerd, previously Business Editor at Crain’s New York, is leaving the company.
Florencia Cavallo, Associate Vice President at HL Group, is leaving the company.
Charlotte Hohorst, previously Account Executive at THINK PR, has been promoted to Senior Account Executive at the company.
Alana Fuscardo, previously Account Manager, Beauty at PURPLE PR, is leaving the company.
Jason Noda, Account Manager at Celine Kaplan PR, is leaving the company.
Flerine Atienza, previously Account Manager at LFB Media Group, is leaving the company.
Linda Gaunt announces its representation of Julianna Bass and Charles & Keith.
Bollare announces its representation of Dear Dahlia and STARTER.
Pierce Mattie Communications has announced its representation of Trilogy Skincare.
RK-PR announces its representation of Charlotte Stone, IMAGO-A, and Pause.
The Woods & Co announces its representation of The Crème Shop.