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Kevin G. Wills

Coach Names Kevin G. Wills as CFO
Kevin G. Wills has been appointed CFO of Coach Inc. to start no later than March. Wills Joins Coach from global business advisory firm, Alix Partners LLP. Prior to that he served as VP CFO of Saks Inc., owner of Saks Fifth Avenue, saks.com and Saks Off 5th. Willis also serves as Chairman of the Board of Healthways Inc., where he has been a Director since 2012.

Aeffe USA Taps Khoa Nguyen as SVP Sales & Marketing
After a year away as Wholesale Director at Balenciaga, Khoa Nguyen is returning to Aeffe USA as SVP Sales & Marketing. Nguyen was previously with Aeffe USA from 2008 to 2015 as the VP of Moschino. In the newly created post reporting to Michelle Stein, President of Aeffe USA, Nguyen will be responsible wholesale and  commercial strategies for the Aeffe brands including Alberta Ferretti, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, Moschino, Jeremy Scott, Cédric Charlier and Pollini.

Burberry names Philip Donaldson Sr. PR Manager
Burberry has announced the appointment of Philip Donaldson as Senior PR Manager for Burberry Menswear, Beauty PR and Internal Communications for the Americas. Donaldson previously served as Senior Beauty Public Relations Manager at the house.

Il Bisonte Names Sofia Ciucchi CEO
Milan based leather accessories house, Il Bisonte, has appointed Sofia Ciucchi as CEO. Previously Ciucchi spent over 20 years at Salvatore Ferragamo group in various roles becoming Vice General Director in 2012.

Josh Gaynor, previously Vice President of Communications at Fendi Americas, is now Vice President of Brand Marketing & Communications at Bulgari Americas.

Raj Swim Appoints Brenda West President
Tustin, Calif.-based swimwear firm, Raj Swim, makers of swimwear for Ella Moss, Splendid, Reef, Athena and others, has tapped Brenda West as President. West previously cofounded and was President of Manhattan Beachwear, overseeing a portfolio of more than 55 brands. West will report to co-owners and co-CEO’s Lisa Vogel and Alex Bhathal.

Kumar Srinivasan

Kumar Srinivasan Departs Nordstrom as Chief Technology Officer
After less than year as Chief Technology Officer at Nordstrom, Kumar Srinivasan is parting ways with the firm. Srinivasan, was previously Co-founder and CEO of consumer engagement platform Evocalize. Prior to that Srinivasan has held various technology roles at Amazon, Travelocity, Blockbuster, and Walmart.

Keaton McGinty, previously PR Manager, Women’s at Prada, has left the company.

Jenna Blackwell, previously Events Manager at Purple PR, is now PR Manager at Alice + Olivia.

Julia Cushman Curry, previously Account Director at Paul Wilmot Communications, is now Senior Manager, Public Relations at Kate Spade & Company.

Zoë Batt Stern, previously Account Coordinator at PR Consulting, is now PR Coordinator at Barneys New York.

Douglas Segal, previously International Sales Manager at Dr. Martens, is now Brand Director for the Americas at Palladium.

Amy Liu Schatt

Amy Liu Schatt, previously Director Marketing, Business Development and Sales at Telstar Corporation, is now Marketing Manager at Palladium.

Meredith Dyer, previously Assistant Communications Manager at Baume & Mercier, has left the company.


Zadig & Voltaire To Show Fall 2017  Collection in New York
Paris based contemporary house Zadig & Voltaire, who is celebrating their 20th anniversary this year will show during New York Fashion Week for the first time. The house has previously shown either via runway or presentation formats in Paris.

DKNY Steps Away From Fall Show Schedule
After being recently acquired by G-III Apparel Group Ltd., DKNY will not be bypassing a fashion show during New York Fashion Week opting instead for in showroom appointments.

Bally Will Show Men’s & Women’s Together During Milan Fashion Week
Following not the heels of several houses form Bottega Veneta to Kenzo, Bally will be combining their men’s and women’s presentation for Fall 2017 showing in Milan on Thursday, Feb. 23 at the Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense, at 28 via Brera.


Nicholas Thompson

Nicholas Thompson Tapped as Editor-in-Chief Wired
Condé Nast has named Nicholas Thompson as Editor-in-Chief of Wired. Thompson rejoins Wired—he worked for the magazine from 2005 to 2010 as Senior Editor—from The New Yorker, where he most recently served as Editor of Newyorker.com.

Scott Dadich

Scott Dadich Leaves Wired as Editor-in-Chief to Open Own Firm
After four years at the helm as Editor-in-Chief of Wired, Scott Dadich is leaving the Condé Nast owned news outlet to launch a strategy, design and content firm called Godfrey Dadich Partners.

Jess Cartner-Morley

The Guardian Appoints Jess Cartner-Morley Associate Editor, Fashion
Jess Cartner-Morley has been named Associate Editor, Fashion at The Guardian. Cartner-Morley has been with The Guardian for nearly 17 years and previously served as Fashion Editor. In her new post she will serve as fashion critic and the newspaper’s lifestyle voice.

Hannah Marriott

The Guardian Names Hannah Marriott Fashion Editor
Hannah Marriott has been promoted from Deputy Fashion Editor to Fashion Editor at The Guardian. Prior to becoming Deputy Fashion Editor in 2014, Marriott was Commissioning Editor at The Guardian’s G2 and Culture and Entertainment Editor at Grazia. Marriott will oversee all fashion content for The Guardian and The Observer.

Fay Brennan

Cosmopolitan Names Fay Brennan Deputy Editor
Cosmopolitan U.S. has tapped Fay Brennan as Deputy Editor. Brennan was most recently Head of Sex and Dating at Elite Daily, and in her new role will oversee the Love + Sex sections of the magazine. She had been at Women’s Health since 2012, rising from Associate Editor to Senior Editor, where she wrote, edited, and assigned the Love + Life and Discuss sections, as well as large feature packages for the magazine.

Leah Tucker Ashley

Leah Tucker Ashley, previously CEO at Color Me, is now Director of strategic sampling and E-commerce at Allure.

Jason Zengerle, Politics Correspondent for GQ, is now Contributing Writer at The New York Times Magazine.

Marcus Reynaga, previously American Fashion Director at Esquire, is now Head of Multicultural Consumer and Fashion Vertical Programs at iHeart Media.

PUBLIC Relations

Jarred Denzel Keller, previously Account Executive at Michele Marie PR, is now Senior Account Executive at Paul Wilmot Communications.

Sonia Hendrix, previously PR Manager at DL1961, is now Account Executive at Linda Gaunt Communications.

Tori Loiacono, previously Senior PR Coordinator at Jennifer Bett Communications, is now Associate PR Manager at the firm.

Amanda Greenberg, previously Managing Director at HL Group, is now Director of Global PR and Communications at Nikki Beach Worldwide.


Karla Otto Los Angeles announces its representation of BreeLayne.

PR Consulting announces its representation of UBM Fashion.

PR Consulting announces its representation of UBM Fashion, producer of Accessorie Circuit, Accessories The Show, Intermezzo, Fame, Children’s Club, PROJECT, THE TENTS, MRket, Coterie, EDIT, Sole Commerce, PROJECT Las Vegas, PROJECT WOMEN’s Las Vegas, POOLTRADESHOW and The COLLECTIVE.

Alta Moda Communications announces its VIP representation of Vanessa Seward.

Alison Brod Marketing & Communications announces its representation of Rachel Roy.

The Eighth Floor Communications announces its representation of Black Halo.

Shadow announces its representation of Moroccanoil.

Shout PR announces its representation of Elle Mer.

MAO PR announces its representation of DAMA and Allina Liu.

Jennifer Bett Communications announces its representation of Stella & Dot Family Brands.

Tractenberg & Co. announces its representation of Eylure Cosmetics London.