LONDON, United Kingdom — BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.
Raf Simons Starts at Calvin Klein
Raf Simons has been named chief creative officer at Calvin Klein, marking the designer's next move after three years as women's creative director of Christian Dior Couture, a post he left in October 2015. At Calvin Klein, Simons will lead the global creative strategy across all of its divisions, including Calvin Klein Collection, Calvin Klein Jeans and Calvin Klein Underwear. Simons will also be overseeing all aspects of design, global marketing and communications and visual creative services. Additionally, Calvin Klein has appointed Pieter Mulier, Simons' longstanding right hand man, to the position of creative director, reporting directly to the designer. Kevin Carrigan, global creative director of Calvin Klein Inc., has reportedly resigned.
CEO Exits Ferragamo
After 10 years, longstanding Salvatore Ferragamo's chief executive officer Michele Norsa has departed his post. He joined Ferragamo in 2006 and led the company during its 2011 stock market listing. Previously, he was chief executive officer at Valentino. Norsa is succeeded by Furla chief executive officer, Eraldo Poletto.
Vans Names Global Brand President
Doug Palladini has been promoted to global brand president at Vans, effective immediately. Prior to his new role, Palladini served as the company's vice president and general manager for its North American division, transforming Vans into a youth culture icon by implementing local strategies throughout the Americas.
Phillip Corne to Lead LVMH's L Catterton
After 28 years at Louis Vuitton, Phillip Corne has stepped down as chief of Louis Vuitton Australia to take up the chair of LVMH's private equity arm L Catterton Australia. At L Catterton, Corne will scour Australia and New Zealand for the company's next big consumer labels to add to its Australian brand stable. Corne will remain on the board of Louis Vuitton Australia.
Harrods Promotes Fashion Director
Harrods has promoted its fashion director, Helen David, to the role of chief merchant, marking David's fourth major promotion since joining Harrods in 2008 as a buyer. Prior to joining Harrods, David held buying positions at Net-a-Porter and Saks Fifth Avenue.
WGSN Names Managing Director
WGSN has hired Kevin Silk as managing director, effective September 1. Silk succeeds Jose Papa, who was recently appointed as managing director for the Lions Festivals. Currently Silk is chief operating officer at WGSN, he was previously executive vice president at Stylesight before leading its merger with WGSN in 2014.
Leila Yavari Exits Stylebop
Leila Yavari has exited her role as fashion director at Stylebop, a position she held since 2012. Yavari joined the website in 2011 as editor-in-chief. Prior to joining Stylebop, Yavari worked in Paris as a stylist and a correspondent for numerous American fashion publications.
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