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Bold Moves
Stephan Gan to Harpers Bazaar
Helen Wright now Belstaff CEO
Welteroth Out at Teen Vogue

In this weeks Bold Moves – Stephan Gan to Harpers Bazaar, Helen Wright now Belstaff CEO, Welteroth Out at Teen Vogue.



BRANDS & Retailers

Helen Wright

Helen Wright Appointed Belstaff CEO and Chairman
British brand Belstaff has hired their new Chief Executive and Chairman, Helen Wright. Previously, Wright acted as CEO of Anya Hindmarch, and before that she was Global Vice President of Karl Lagerfeld. Prior to that Wright also worked leadership roles at Fendi, Ralph Lauren, and Bamford.

Robin Hutson

Robin Hutson, previously Chairman of Soho House, is now Non-Executive Chairman of Belstaff.

Sarah Doukas

Sarah Doukas, Founder of Storm Management, is now on the Board of Directors at Belstaff.

Gavin Haig

Gavin Haig, previously CEO of Belstaff, has stepped down from the firm.

Amanda Peña, previously Director, Corporate Communications at Calvin Klein, is now Director, Global Brand Communications at Coach, a division of Tapestry.

Marc Metrick

Hudson Bay Company Expands Marc Metrick’s Role as President of Saks Fifth Avenue
Marc Metrick, President of Saks Fifth Avenue, will now also oversee two other Hudson Bay Company subsidiaries, Gilt and Saks Off 5th. Metrick succeeds former President of Gilt and Saks Off Fifth, Jonathan Greller. Prior to these roles, Metrick served as Executive Vice President at HBC for three years.

Jonathan Greller Departs Saks Off Fifth and Gilt as President
President of HBC subsidiaries Saks Off Fifth and Gilt, is leaving the company after four years in the position. Previously, Greller was Chief Operating Officer at The Doneger Group, a fashion merchandising consulting firm. However prior to that, Greller worked at Lord & Taylor, another HBC-owned company, holding several different sales positions over 19 years.

Jean-Marc Bellaiche

Jean-Marc Bellaiche, previously Senior VP Strategy, Business Development at Tiffany & Co, has left the firm.

Jenny Altman, previously Branding/Media Consultant, is now Creative Director at Bollare.

Guillaume Motte

Guillaume Motte, previously CEO of Celio, is now President of Sephora, Europe and Middle East.

Denis Simonneau, previously Director of European and International Relations at Engie Group, is now Executive Director of Institutional Affairs at L’Oréal.

Loïc Armand, previously Executive Director of Institutional Affairs at L’Oréal, has left the firm.

Amandine Ohayon, previously Managing Director for L’Oréal Luxe, U.K. and Ireland, is now CEO of Pronovias.

Jill Braff

Jill Braff, previously General Manager of Ellen Digital Ventures (EDV), is now President at Brit + Co.

Stephanie Ketty, previously Director of Partnerships at BFA, has been promoted to VP of Business Development at the firm.



Stephen Gan

Elle Taps Stephen Gan as Creative Director
Elle US has brought on Stephen Gan as their new Creative Director. Gan joins from Harper’s Bazaar where he was Creative Director for over 15 years. Gan is also Editor-in-Chief of V Magazine which he founded in 1999, and it’s spinoff, VMan, founded in 2003. Gan is said to also be bringing in a team of new creatives with him to Elle, in order to modernize the magazine.  

Elaine Welteroth

Elaine Welteroth Departs from Condé Nast as Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief
Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue, Elaine Welteroth, has announced her departure from Condé Nast. Welteroth first started at the media giant in 2011, writing for Glamour’s beauty section, then moving to Teen Vogue in 2012 as Beauty and Health Director. In March 2017, she was named Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue at 29, making her the youngest editor in Condé Nast’s history. Before her time at Condé Nast, Welteroth was Beauty and Style Editor at Ebony Magazine for three years. Going forward, Welteroth has signed a contract with talent agency CAA.


PUBLIC Relations

Federica Parruccini, previously Public Relations Communications Consultant, is now Senior PR Director at Karla Otto New York.

Antonella Santapá Appointed PR Director at Spring London
Spring London has tapped Antonella Santapá as PR Director. Santapá was most recently with Larsson & Jennings and previously served as Account Director at Karla Otto London, working across luxury brands such as Givenchy, Valentino and Casadei for over 10 years. Santapá will work across the company’s portfolio of Fashion and Luxury clients and report to CEO Phillip Bodenham.

Isabella Palmer, previously a Senior Account Executive at SHADOW, has been promoted to Account Manager in the firm’s fashion and retail division.



KCD announces its representation of Brandon Maxwell.