LONDON, United Kingdom — BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.
Bruno Guillon Steps Down at Mulberry
Mulberry announced that Bruno Guillon will step down as chief executive officer after two years in the role, during which the British luxury handbag maker lost two-thirds of its market value. Guillon, who joined Mulberry from Hermès in March 2012, will leave the British brand immediately. Former chief executive Godfrey Davis, the company’s non-executive chairman, will become executive chairman until a successor is found.
Bruno Sälzer to Exit Escada End of Year
Escada’s chief executive has elected to not renew his contract with the German womenswear brand. “I have really enjoyed the last six years at Escada. The restructuring of the company has been completed, and its fashion has found a new direction. So I would like to pursue new professional challenges,” said Sälzer in a statement. Megha Mittal, chairman of the board, added: “I would like to express my sincere thanks to Bruno for his leadership over the past six years. He has steered Escada successfully during this period and I wish him continued success in the future.” Also at Escada, Jörg Wahlers has been appointed chief operating officer and chief financial officer, effective May 2014.
Carmen Borgonovo Resigns from My-Wardrobe.com
Carmen Borgonovo has resigned from her role as fashion director at My-Wardrobe.com. The company told press that Borgonovo elected to leave “to pursue other opportunities in the fashion, retail and digital sector,” though it is unknown where Borgonovo is headed. The role will be absorbed by existing members of the My-Wardrobe team. Prior to My-Wardrobe, Borgonovo worked at American Vogue, W and Harper’s Bazaar (UK).
Canali Taps Andrea Pompilio
Menswear brand Canali has tapped Andrea Pompilio, 2011 winner of prestigious Italian design competition Who’s On Next, as a creative consultant. Pompilio has earned industry plaudits for his work on his own label, which successfully marries bold colour and print aesthetics with an idiosyncratic take on classic cuts and tailoring. Pompillio will design a capsule collection, which will debut during Milan’s menswear week in June.
Carolina Herrera Hires Giuseppe Celio
Giuseppe Celio has joined Carolina Herrera as chief operating officer, after holding the same role at Oscar de la Renta. Caroline Brown, Caroline Herrera’s president, to whom Celio will report, told press: “Giuseppe joins our team at the perfect moment to be an important contributor to the next chapter of growth for Carolina Herrera. He will play a central role in our international business, structural and systems development for the future. I know his past experience and achievements will add great value to our management team.” Celio held the role of chief operating officer at Oscar de la Renta for nine years, and is widely regarded as a key architect of the brand’s retail expansion and entrance into e-commerce.
Tiffany & Co. Names Ralph Nicoletti Chief Financial Officer
New York jewellers Tiffany & Co. announced that Ralph Nicoletti will join the company as chief financial officer and executive vice president, replacing James Fernandez, who plans to retire after a 30-year career at the company. Nicoletti joins Tiffany & Co. from Cigna.