LONDON, United Kingdom — BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.
Richard Nicoll to Jack Wills
Mid-range British retailer Jack Wills has appointed Australian-born, London-based designer Richard Nicoll as creative director. "I'm excited to be working with Jack Wills. This is an opportunity to take a successful British design aesthetic and drive forward the product and vision," Nicoll said, in a statement, adding: “Wendy [Becker, chief executive of Jack Wills] has exciting plans to evolve the Jack Wills brand and I am looking forward to being a part of that." Nicoll has garnered significant industry attention since 2006, when he debuted his womenswear line. The designer will continue his own-brand womenswear and menswear lines when he takes up his new role at Jack Wills.
Glen Senk Exits David Yurman
Glen Senk has stepped down from his role as chief executive officer of David Yurman. The company's co-founders, Sybil and David Yurman, said in a statement: “Sybil and I brought Glen in two years ago to help us build a world-class management team and he has done an outstanding job.” Senk joined David Yurman from Urban Outfitters, where he held the position of chief executive for five years. Senk joined Urban Outfitters in 1994. Sen's future plans are unknown.
Valérie Hermann Takes New Ralph Lauren Role
The day after she announced her exit from Reed Krakoff, the company's former chief executive Valérie Hermann was appointed president of Ralph Lauren Luxury Collections, a newly created post at the New York-based giant. In the new role, Hermann will be responsible for a wide range of product lines including Ralph Lauren’s Black and Purple lines, fine jewellery, eyewear, handbags, RRL and fragrance. Previously, Hermann has held roles at Yves Saint Laurent and LVMH, where she was president of John Galliano and the director of women’s ready-to-wear at Dior.
Bruno Sälzer to Leave Escada at End of Year
Bruno Sälzer is set to leave Escada, the German fashion brand where he is chief executive, when his contract ends at the close of the year. Sälzer has led Escada since 2008, when he joined the company from Hugo Boss, where he was chief executive. He has guided the troubled firm through its filing for insolvency in 2009 and its acquisition by the Mittal family that same year.