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BRANDS & Retailers

Clare Waight Keller

Clare Waight Keller Joins Givenchy as Artistic Director
Clare Waight Keller has been named Artistic Director at Givenchy, replacing Riccardo Tisci. Waight Keller is the second female designer to take the creative lead at an LVMH couture house, following in the footsteps of Maria Grazia Chiuri at Christian Dior. Prior to Tisci, the house has also previously had John Galliano, Alexander McQueen and Julien Macdonald as creative directors. Waight Keller joins from Chloé, where she served as Creative Director for six years. Keller began her career in New York working in both men’s and womenswear for Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren Purple Label. In 2001 Tom Ford tapped Keller to become a head designer at Gucci. From 2005 to 2011, her last role before becoming Creative Director at Chloé, Keller lead the design team of Pringle of Scotland.

Rodolfo Paglialunga

Rodolfo Paglialunga

Rodolfo Paglialunga Departs from Jil Sander as Creative Director
After three years at the helm, Rodolfo Paglialunga is departing as Creative Director of Jil Sander. Paglialunga joined the firmed owned by Japan’s Onward Luxury Group SpA. from Vionnet. Industry speculates that design duo Lucie Meier and Serge Ruffieux, previously of Dior, are to take over the reigns.

Mark Breitbard

Banana Republic Taps Mark Breitbard as CEO
San Francisco based Gap Inc. has appointed Mark Breitbard as President and CEO of Banana Republic. Breitbard, who will start in May, join the organization from children’s apparel retailer Gymboree Inc. where he served as CEO since 2013. Breitbard previously worked in various leadership positions with Gap between 2009 and 2013 including Chief Merchandising and Creative Officer of the Gap Inc. division Old Navy. He has also worked at Levi Strauss & Co. and Abercrombie & Fitch.

Fabrizio Malverdi

Fabrizio Malverdi

Brioni Appoints Fabrizio Malverdi CEO
Brioni has named Fabrizio Malverdi as CEO. Most recently Malverdi served as CEO of Agent Provocateur whom he joined in 2016. Malverdi previously served as the Director of Dior Homme and prior to that spent three years at Givenchy CEO. He was with LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton almost for a decade, where he joined from the Mariella Burani Fashion Group to become managing director of John Galliano. Malverdi began his career working with brands including Vivienne Westwood, Martin Margiela and Calvin Klein Collection at Staff International.

Mario Eimuth

Stylebop.com Founder Mario Eimuth Steps Down
Mario Eimuth, Founder and Managing Director of Munich-based luxury fashion retailer Stylebop.com is transitioning from his active position to Executive Chairman, remaining a shareholder and member of the advisory board. Dr. Thomas Müller, who joined Stylebop.com in 2015, will assume the role of Managing Director.Mario Eimuth Becomes Executive Chairman of Stylebop.com. Buying Director Chris Kyvetos will assume Eimuth’s buying responsibilities.

Damiani Appoints Laura Manelli Managing Director
Italian family owned jewelry house Damian has named Laura Manelli as Managing Director. Previously Manelli was CEO of menswear firm Billionaire Italian Couture. Prior to that she held various leadership roles at Sergio Rossi, Versace, Fendi and Giorgio Armani.

Under Armour Taps Clay Dean as Chief Innovation Officer
Baltimore based Under Armour has appointed Clay Dean as Chief Innovation Officer. Dean joins Under Armour from General Motors, where he most recently served as Design Director of GM Global Advanced Design. Dean started with GM in 1999 and served in various design positions for over 20 years.

Larusmiani Appoints Manlio Massa as Managing Director
Milanese menswear firm Larusmiani has named Manlio Massa as Managing Director. Masha was previously Executive Managing Director of Anthony Morato for 5 years. Prior to that he served in various leadership roles at Moncler Group, Brooks Brothers and Replay.

Jean-Charles Tréhan

LVMH Appoints Jean-Charles Tréhan External Relations Director
LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has named Jean-Charles Tréhan as External Relations Director. Tréhan will report to Antoine Arnault, CEO of menswear brand Berluti and Chairman of Loro Piana. Tréhan was previously Director of Communications at Louis Vuitton, where he created the “Core Values” campaign featuring celebrities. Tréhan will be in charge of relations with the media and opinion leaders to bolster LVMH’s image. In 2010, Tréhan joined the Air France-KLM group, becoming SVP Corporate Communications and in 2015 he became a member of the executive committee of Air France.

Madeleine Macey

Liberty London Taps Madeleine Macey as Marketing Director
British retailer Liberty London has appointed Madeleine Macey to the newly created role of Marketing and Communications Director. Macey previously was Director of Global Communications at Manolo Blahnik. She has held various PR and marketing roles including SVP of Global PR at Jimmy Choo and Temperley London.

Roberto Magnani

Philipp Plein Names Roberto Magnani Director of International Development
Lugano, Switzerland based design house Philipp Plein Group has tapped Roberto Magnani as Director of International Development. Prior to joining Philipp Plein, held several senior management positions within Tod’s Group, Costume National, Gianfranco Ferré, Iceberg and Genny.

Cyril Chapuy

Cyril Chapuy Appointed Deputy General Manager of L’Oréal Luxe
L’Oréal Luxe has named Cyril Chapuy as Deputy General Manager, a newly created position that reports to Nicolas Hieronimus. Chapuy most recently served since 2010 as Global President of L’Oréal Paris. Chapuy joined L’Oréal Paris after having been Global Brand President of Maybelline New York for four years. Prior to that, he held positions in L’Oréal’s Consumer Division in Brazil, Gemey Maybelline France and LaScad.

Toni Lakis, previously VP, Global Creative director at Tiffany & Co. is now Creative Director at MAC Cosmetics.

Barneys Promotes Ashley Calandra to VP of Communications
Ashley Calandra, previously Vice President, PR and events at Barneys New York, is now VP of Communications at the firm. Calandra joined the new york based retailer in 2013 as Sr. Director of PR and was promoted to VP in 2016. She began her career at Valentino and held various PR roles at David Yurman and Dolce & Gabbana.

Tanja Ruhnke Departs as VP Communications at Alexander Wang
After five years at the helm as VP of Global Branding and Communications at Alexander Wang, Tanja Ruhnke is parting ways with the firm. During her tenure Ruhnke oversaw several brand partnerships including H&M and Adidas as well as help Alexander Wang transition to a global design house. Ruhnke joined Alexander Wang from Rag & Bone where she served as Head of Communications. Prior to that she was VP of PR at KCD Paris.

Souri Kim Departs as VP PR & Retail Marketing at Alexander Wang
VP of Press and Retail Marketing at Alexander Wang, Souri Kim has left the firm after a year with the design house. Kim joined Alexander Wang from Moda Operandi where he was VP pf PR and Communications. Prior to that he was with KCD as Senior Publicity Director for seven years.

Carla Morte Departs as VP PR at DKNY
After more than 13 years at DKNY, Vice President Global Public Relations Carla Morte is parting ways with the firm. Morte joined the Donna Karan PR team in 2003 rising through the ranks over the course of 13 years. Prior to DKNY she held various PR roles at max Mara and Ralph Lauren.

Noah Silverstein, previously Associate Fashion Writer at Glamour, is now Editor at Marc Jacobs.

Sogole Honarvar, previously VP, Marketing and PR at Rosetta Getty, has left the company.


Tom Ford Returns to New York
After a season of showing see-now, buy-now, Tom Ford will return to his season out showing and the New York Fashion Week show calendar this Fall, where he will show his Spring 2018 collection.


Clifton Leaf

Fortune Names Clifton Leaf Editor-in-Chief
Time Inc.’s Fortune magazine has named Clifton Leaf as Editor-in-Chief. Leaf was most recently Deputy Editor at the publication and takes over the reigns from Alan Murray, who moved to Chief Content Officer at Time Inc. as part of the company’s restructuring plans.

Rebecca Ramsey

Rebecca Ramsey Appointed Fashion Director at The Cut & New York magazine
Rebecca Ramsey, has been promoted from Style Director at The Cut to Fashion Director of The Cut and New York magazine. Previous Fashion Director, Amy Larocca, will now become Fashion Editor-at-Large. Ramsey joined New York magazine as Fashion Editor in 2012 and was promoted to Senior Fashion Editor in 2014 and Style Director in 2015. Prior to joining New York, Ramsey worked at W magazine.

Kathleen Hou, previously Senior Beauty Editor at The Cut, is now Beauty Director.

Ashley Weatherford, previously Associate Beauty Editor at The Cut, is now Senior Beauty Editor.

Perrie Samotin, previously Editorial Director at Stylecaster, is now Digital Deputy Editor at Glamour.com.

PUBLIC Relations

Taylor Backus, previously Account Executive at Lloyd & Co, is now Senior Account Supervisor at Storey.

English Berthoumieux, previously Account Manager at HL Group, is now Account Aupervisor at Storey.

Kat Blazowski, previously Director of PR & Marketing at Eugenia Kim, is now Head of Public Relations at The Levy Group.

Evanne Cochrane, previously PR Manager at Rosetta Getty, is now Account Director at Grayscale PR.

Edward Padron, previously director at C&M Media, has left the company.

CREATIVE Representation

Mink MGMT. is now representing photographer Sarah Blais.


Storey announces it’s representation of Gap.

PR Consulting has announced its representation of K. Jacques.

Think PR announces its representation of The Sak and SakRoots.

HL Group announces its representation Sanayi 313.