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Power Moves | Current/Elliott's New Design Chief, Lululemon Creative Director Resigns

This week, Current/Elliott appoints Natalie Ratabesi as senior vice president of design, while Lululemon’s executive vice president and creative director Lee Holman will step down.
Natalie Ratabesi | Source: Courtesy
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  • Tamison O'Connor

LONDON, United Kingdom — BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.

Current/Elliott names SVP of design
The Collected Group has appointed Natalie Ratabesi as senior vice president of design at Current/Elliott. Alongside her new role, Ratabesi — who has held creative director positions at Alberta Ferretti's Philosophy line, Vice and Yeezy — will continue to helm her own label Tre by Natalie Ratabesi.

Lululemon creative director resigns
Lululemon Athletica's executive vice president and creative director Lee Holman is stepping down, citing personal reasons. Holman will remain with the company until the end of the year. His successor has not yet been named.

LVMH's executive reshuffle
The luxury conglomerate has announced a string of leadership changes: Pierre-Yves Roussel, chairman of the LVMH Fashion Group, is stepping down from his role to become special advisor to LVMH chairman and chief executive Bernard Arnault. Current Christian Dior Couture chief executive Sidney Toledano will succeed Roussel, while current Fendi chief executive Pietro Beccari will take up the helm at Dior. All appointments are effective January 2018; a successor to Beccari has not yet been named.

HBC appoints CMO
Hudson's Bay Company has named Milton Pappas as chief marketing officer, responsible for executing the marketing strategies of the company's North American retail businesses. Pappas, who has served as interim CMO since June 2017, joined HBC last September as senior vice president, digital marketing. He is also a board member of Shop.org.

Kate Spade names creative director
Kate Spade creative director Deborah Lloyd will exit the brand early next year following its acquisition by Tapestry Inc in May. The company has tapped Nicola Glass, currently senior vice president of accessories design at Michael Kors, to succeed her.

Porter hires executive brand editor
Yoox Net-a-Porter has appointed Sarah Bailey as executive brand editor at Porter Magazine. Bailey joins the title from Red magazine, where she served as editor-in-chief; she has also worked at Harper's Bazaar US and UK, as well as Elle UK.

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