Power Moves | Krakoff to Depart Coach

Reed Krakoff | Photo: Sheila Metzner

NEW YORK, United States — After more than 16 years as president and executive creative director of US accessories brand Coach, Reed Krakoff has announced that he will not renew his contract with the label, which is set to expire in June of 2014. The company has started the hunt for his successor. Krakoff is said to be leaving to focus on his own high-end label of sportswear-inspired apparel and accessories, Reed Krakoff, which he

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Power Moves | Thierry Andretta Leaves Lanvin, Michèle Huban to Take the Reins

PARIS, France — Thierry Andretta has stepped down as the managing director of Lanvin, a position he held since 2009. Michèle Huban, Lanvin’s current chief operating officer, will assume Andretta’s duties. Andretta joined the brand in 2008 as an executive vice president and was instrumental in the expansion of Lanvin’s global retail footprint. During his tenure, Andretta also made Lanvin’s leather goods business a strategic focus, with the aim of extending the level of distinction that creative director Alber Elbaz brought to the label’s womens ready-to-wear collections into accessories. A Lanvin spokesperson cited ‘personal reasons’ as the cause of Andretta’s departure. But according to market sources, there had been disagreements between the executive and the brand’s majority owner, Shaw-Lan Wang,…

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Power Moves | Condé Nast Expands Anna Wintour’s Role, Names Her Company Artistic Director

Anna Wintour | Photo: Tommy Ton

NEW YORK, United States — Condé Nast is expanding the role of Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. She has been named the company's artistic director. The appointment was announced Wednesday by CEO Charles H. Townsend. Wintour's new duties include developing an overall "creative vision" for Condé Nast.

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Power Moves | In a Flurry of Tweets, Umit Benan Leaves Trussardi

Umit Benan | Source: Courtesy Photo

MILAN, Italy — Yesterday, designer Umit Benan turned to Twitter announcing, ahead of his employer, his departure from Trussardi, the family-owned Italian luxury house he had worked for as creative director since 2011. “I have just completed my internship at Trussardi,” tweeted Benan. “Remember the finale song at Trussardi women’s show :) ‘Road to Nowhere.’ No wonder why I love Talking Heads so much.” The news was not

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Power Moves | Facchinetti Trades E-Commerce for Tod’s Top Job

Alessandra Facchinetti | Source: Courtesy Photo

Today, Tod’s announced the appointment of Alessandra Facchinetti as creative director of its women’s collections. In a statement, the company's president, Diego Della Valle, cited the designer’s “passion for detail and dedication to the research of materials and manufacturing” as the reasons behind the move.

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