LONDON, United Kingdom — BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.
Condé Nast International appointed editor-in-chief of Vogue International
Holly Shackleton has been named editor-in-chief of Vogue International, effective April 2019. Formerly the editor-in-chief at i-D Magazine, Shackleton will report to Wolfgang Blau, president of Condé Nast International. She replaces Justine Bellavita, who is stepping down after a year at the helm of the publication hub.
Chanel confirmed appointments following death of Karl Lagerfeld
Chanel has announced that Virginie Viard will be appointed to artistic director of fashion collections for haute couture, ready-to-wear and accessories and Eric Pfrunder the artistic director of fashion image for the luxury house. Both will work under Bruno Pavlovsky, fashion president of the company.
British GQ has named its chief content officer
British GQ has promoted Jonathan Heaf from features director to the newly created role of chief content officer, effective immediately. Heaf will report to editor-in-chief Dylan Jones.
Bergdorf Goodman named its VP and general merchandise manager for women's ready-to-wear
Bergdof Goodman has named George Fountas vice president and general merchandise manager for women's ready-to-wear, a newly created role. Fountas assumes the position with immediate effect and was previously vice president, divisional merchandise manager, designer ready-to-wear at the company. He continues to report to chief merchant Yumi Shin in his new role.
J.Crew has tapped Chris Benz as head of womenswear
Chris Benz has been appointed to lead design for womenswear and childrenswear at J.Crew. He joins the retailer from Bill Blass, where he was creative director, and will report to the the office of the CEO’s interim leadership team while the company continues its search for a chief executive.
Bandier has named CEO
Activewear retailer Bandier has tapped Adrienne Lazarus for the role of chief executive, as part of expansion plans secured by a recent round of funding. Lazarus was previously chief executive of lifestyle brand The Frye Company.
Chair of Philip Green’s holding company has stepped down
Karren Brady has stepped down as non-executive chairman of Taveta Investments Limited, the holding company of Philip Green’s Arcadia Group. Brady, who has chaired the company since July 2017, is joined by Sharon Brown in her departure.
Amazon added Indra Nooyi to board of directors
Former PepsiCo chief executive Indra Nooyi has joined Amazon’s board of directors, in a move that pushes the board’s gender proportion up to 45 percent women. The company also appointed Starbucks executive Rosalind Brewer earlier this month.
Hudson's Bay president to step down
HBC has announced that Alison Coville will step down as president of Hudson’s Bay and Home Outfitters, effective March 1, 2019. The company stated that there will be an executive search firm recruiting Coville’s replacement.
Superdry chairman to exit
Peter Bamford, who has been chairman of Superdry for almost 9 years, is reportedly planning to step down from the position by the end of this year.
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