LONDON, United Kingdom – BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.
British Vogue appoints deputy editor
Sarah Harris has been promoted from fashion features director to deputy editor of British Vogue. Harris, who joined the magazine as fashion features editor in 2003, will report directly to editor-in-chief Edward Enninful.
Felipe Oliveira Baptista exits Lacoste
Felipe Oliveira Baptista is stepping down as creative director of Lacoste, after an eight-year tenure. The Spring/Summer 2019 collection will be designed by an in-house team. After graduating from Kingston University in London, Baptista held positions at Max Mara and Cerruti before launching a namesake label in 2003. The designer closed his brand in 2013 to focus on his work at Lacoste.
Nike appoints vice president general manager
Amy Montagne has been appointed vice president general manager of Nike's Global Categories. Since joining the company 13 years ago, Montagne has held various senior positions, and most recently was the vice president general manager of Global Nike Women’s category. The announcement comes amidst male executives exiting the company and an ongoing investigation into Nike’s workplace conduct.
Uniqlo taps former Popeye editor in chief
Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing Co. has hired Takahiro Kinoshita, the former editor-in-chief of fashion and culture magazine Popeye, to overlook Uniqlo’s creative communication strategy. Kinoshita held the role of editor-in-chief since 2012, re-establishing Popeye as one of Japan’s foremost fashion publications.
Richemont's CTO to retire
After just five months, Jean-Jacques Van Oosten has stepped down as chief technology officer of Richemont due to "personal reasons". Before joining Richemont, Van Oosten held senior positions at companies including Unilever, Tesco and Kingfisher.
President of Onward Luxury Group steps down
Franco Penè is retiring from his position as president of Onward Luxury Group. The company, which controls brands like Jil Sander and Charlotte Olympia, also manufactures and distributes footwear, apparel and sportswear companies such as Michael Kors, Paul Smith and Marc Jacobs. Penè will transition to the role of honorary chairman for the group’s European operations and is succeeded by Takehiro Shiraishi.
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