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Power Moves | Pringle of Scotland Names Menswear Designer, JC Penney Hires Womenswear SVP

This week, Pringle of Scotland announces Giuseppe Marretta as Massimo Nicosia’s successor, while JC Penney taps a veteran from Guess to lead its women’s apparel unit.
Giuseppe Marretta | Courtesy
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  • Rachel Deeley

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

Pringle of Scotland announces menswear design director

Pringle of Scotland has named Giuseppe Marretta menswear design director, effective April 2019. Marretta was previously at Giorgio Armani, where he was head of knitwear and jersey. He reports to Pringle of Scotland Chief Executive Jean Fang and replaces Massimo Nicosia, who left the brand in July 2017 to work on other projects.

JC Penney taps Guess VP to lead women’s apparel

J.C. Penney has named Victor Ejarque Lopez senior vice president, general merchandise manager for women’s apparel, effective June 10. Ejarque Lopez previously worked at Guess, where he was vice president and general merchandise manager of global operations. He will report to Michelle Wlazlo, J.C. Penney’s chief merchandising officer.

Bustle Digital Group names editor-in-chief of lifestyle titles

BDG has appointed Emma Rosenblum editor-in-chief of its lifestyle brands, including Bustle, Elite Daily, The Zoe Report and Romper, effective July 15, 2019. Rosenblum joins the company from Elle, where she was executive director. She will report to BDG Founder and CEO Bryan Goldberg and loosely replaces Kate Ward, who held a similar role.

Ermenegildo Zegna taps Moncler PR lead amid shake-up

Following a consolidation of its PR and communications teams, Ermenegildo Zegna has appointed Domenico Galluccio to lead the department as of June 3, 3019. Galluccio joins the company from Moncler, where he was director of worldwide PR and media, and reports to Zegna’s Chief Marketing and Digital officer Luca Lo Curzio.

Buro 24/7 names fashion director

In the run-up to its UK launch later this year, media title Buro 24/7 has appointed Natalie Hartley as fashion director. Hartley joins the company from Glamour UK, where she was also fashion director. In the past month, Buro 24/7 has also hired Kate Stephens as editor-in-chief and global editorial director and Sophie Beresiner as beauty and style director.

Maisonette adds to board, appoints COO

Childrenswear marketplace Maisonette has appointed Marissa Mayer, co-founder of Lumi Labs and former president and CEO of Yahoo!, to its board of directors, as of April 2019. Mayer currently serves on the board of Walmart, Stanford Children’s Hospital, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Ballet and the foundation board for the Forum of Young Global Leaders at the World Economic Forum.

Maisonette has also hired Chris Sponiar to fill the newly created role of chief operating officer, as of April 17, 2019. Sponiar was previously at Walmart’s e-commerce division, where he was general manager of Walmart.com’s toys and seasonal business. He reports to Maisonette co-founder and CEO Sylvana Ward Durrett.

Camper creative director steps down

Romain Kremer is stepping down from Camper after 10 years at the company and 5 years as its creative director. His last collection for the shoe brand will be Autumn/Winter 2020.

Altagamma Foundation appoints new president

The board of Italy’s Altagamma Foundation has elected Matteo Lunelli, chief executive of sparkling wine company Ferrari Trento, as president for the 2020-2023 mandate. Lunelli, who was previously vice-president of Altagamma, succeeds Andrea Illy, who has held the position since 2013.

Marks & Spencer sustainability director steps down

Mike Barry is stepping down as Marks & Spencer’s director of sustainable business after 19 years at the company, effective at the end of June 2019. Carmel McQuaid, current head of sustainability at M&S, will take on Barry’s role.

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Editor’s note: This article was revised on 17 July, 2019. A previous version of this story implied that Massimo Nicosia was Pringle of Scotland's menswear design director up until Giuseppe Marretta's appointment in April 2019. This is inaccurate. Massimo Nicosia left Pringle of Scotland in July 2017.

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