LONDON, United Kingdom — BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.
Punch Hutton to Leave Vanity Fair
Vanity Fair deputy editor Punch Hutton is stepping down. Hutton first joined Vanity Fair in 1998 as an assistant to editor Graydon Carter. She most recently served as deputy editor. Her last issue will be the April edition.
Mulberry Names Group Finance Director
Mulberry has appointed Neil James Ritchie as group finance director and a director of the company. Ritchie succeeds Roger Mather, who will depart at the end of June. Prior to joining Mulberry, Ritchie spent 14 years with the Dyson Group, where he was most recently global commercial finance director.
Yeezy Appoints President
Kanye West's clothing and footwear brand Yeezy has appointed Pete Fox as president. Fox comes from American motocross label Fox Head Inc., where he served as chief executive office for five years.
Elizabeth Arden Hires President of Global Fragrances
Elizabeth Arden has appointed George Cleary as president of global fragrances, effective immediately. Cleary was previously chief executive officer at beauty brand Iluminage. Prior to that, he held positions at Nestle, Johnson & Johnson and Coty Inc.
American Eagle Outfitters CFO Retires
American Eagle Outfitters' chief financial and administrative officer, Mary Boland, will retire on April 1. Scott Hurd, the company’s chief accounting officer, will lead the day-to-day management of the finance team and assume the role of interim chief financial officer.
Donna Karan's Chief Image Officer Exits
Hector Muelas, chief image officer at Donna Karan International (DKI), has left the firm after less than a year in the role. Previously creative director of worldwide marketing communications for Apple, Muelas joined DKI in May 2015 — the same time DKNY's new creative directors Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow came on board.
Perry Ellis Names Executive VP and CMO
Perry Ellis International has appointed Lisa Kauffman as executive vice president and chief marketing officer. Kauffman previously held marketing roles at cruise company Celebrity Cruises, Macy's Florida and the Walt Disney Company.
Editorial Appointments at GQ Style
Mobolaji Dawodu and Noah Johnson have been named fashion editor and senior editor, respectively, of GQ Style, a quarterly print magazine set to launch in May. Dawodu was formerly style-editor-at-large at New York music magazine The Fader, while Johnson was fashion features editor at men's title Details, and deputy editor at Style.com.
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