LONDON, United Kingdom — BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.
Julie de Libran Appointed Artistic Director at Sonia Rykiel
Parisian knitwear label Sonia Rykiel has hired Julie de Libran as artistic director, effectively immediately. De Libran was formerly studio director of women’s ready-to-wear at Louis Vuitton, where she also oversaw the brand’s cruise and pre-fall collections. Her first runway collection for Sonia Rykiel will debut in September at Paris Fashion Week.
Camilla Schiavone Joins Roger Vivier as Managing Director
Camilla Schiavone has been appointed managing director of Roger Vivier, effective immediately. In addition to her duties at the French luxury accessories house, Schiavone will continue in her prior position as managing director of Schiaparelli, the couture house being revived by Diego Della Valle. Previously, Schiavone was a fragrance brand manger at L'Oréal.
Cathy Marie Robinson Appointed SVP of Global Operations at Michael Kors
Cathy Marie Robinson has been appointed senior vice president of global operations at Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. Robinson’s “significant experience managing global supply chain operations for large retail distribution networks, both brick-and-mortar and online, will be instrumental to us as we develop a world-class distribution network to meet the growing demand for our brand,” said John D Idol, chairman and chief executive of Michael Kors, in a statement. Robinson will leave her role as chief logistics officer and senior vice president at Toys ‘R’ Us to take up the position, effective June 12th. A veteran logistics specialist, Robinson was senior vice president of supply, logistics and customer experience at The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co prior to joining Toys 'R' Us in 2012.
Tiffany Creates New Role for Jean-Marc Bellaiche
Tiffany & Co has appointed Jean-Marc Bellaiche to the newly created role of senior vice president of strategy and business development, effective June 2nd. “The role was created to really have senior leadership within those other businesses outside of the core jewellery business, and to have someone focus on those categories and the opportunity within them,” a spokesperson for the company said in a statement. Bellaiche joins Tiffany from the Boston Consulting Group, where he is a senior partner and managing director.
Bernd Beetz Joins Quicksilver Board
Former chief executive officer of Coty Inc., Bernd Beetz, has joined Quicksilver's board. “Bernd brings a strong brand marketing background, combined with exceptional strategic and operational expertise, especially in the areas of acquisitions and licensing,” said Andy Mooney, Quiksilver's president and chief executive. “His global perspective and deep experience with some of the most recognized and respected consumer products companies in the world will be enormously helpful as we continue to strengthen and broaden our three flagship brands.” An experience executive, Beetz previously headed up LVMH's perfume and cosmetics division, and has held multiple roles at Procter & Gamble Co.
C Wonder Names Harlan Kent Chief Executive
C Wonder, the fashion company founded by Christopher Burch, chief executive of Burch Creative Capital, has named Harlan Kent as its new chief executive. Prior to the appointment, Kent was chief executive of Yankee Candle, where he spent 13 years. Kent suceeds Andrea Hyde, who exited C Wonder to head up Reese Witherspoons forthcoming lifestyle brand.