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Power Moves | Ports 1961 Taps Fabien Baron and Karl Templer, Nylon Appoints Editorial Director

This week, Ports 1961 makes new hires as part of the brand’s creative turnaround strategy, while Nylon hires its editorial director from Fashionista.
Fabien Baron | Source: Courtesy
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  • Rachel Deeley

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

Fabien Baron and Karl Templer join Ports 1961

Following the departure of women's creative director Nataša Čagalj in April 2019, Art Director Fabien Baron and Interview Creative Director Karl Templer have been appointed to the creative team of Ports 1961, leading on visual identity and fashion respectively.

BDG names editorial director of Nylon

Bustle Digital group has appointed Alyssa Vingan Klein to editorial director of Nylon magazine, effective September 9, 2019. Vingan Klein joins the company from Fashionista.com, where she was most recently editor-in-chief and will be succeeded by current Deputy Editor Tyler McCall. She will report to Emma Rosenblum, editor-in-chief of BDG, Lifestyle.

Harrods taps Burberry executive for digital and strategy director role

Harrods has appointed Caitlin Innes director of digital and strategy, a newly created role. Innes joins the department store with immediate effect from Burberry, where she was digital commerce director, and reports to Harrods Managing Director Michael Ward.

Manolo Blahnik names president of North America and CCO

Following the split with its with its American licensee, Manolo Blahnik has appointed Andrew Wright, formerly global commercial director of the brand, to the role of president of North American operations and chief commercial officer with immediate effect.

Debenhams names CEO as chairman steps down

Debenhams Chief Restructuring Officer Stefaan Vansteenkiste has been appointed chief executive of the retailer. He replaces Sergio Bucher, who exited the company in April and was succeeded by Group Chairman Terry Duddy on an interim basis. It has been announced that Duddy will be leaving Debenhams in September 2019.

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