LONDON, United Kingdom — BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.
Salvatore Ferragamo appoints women's creative director
Paul Andrew, who joined the Italian house as footwear director in September 2016, has been announced as the women's creative director. He will assume the post immediately. The designer previously helmed his namesake label in 2012, and was the 2015 winner of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund competition.
Vice appoints president of fashion business
The media company named Tammy Smulders as president of its fashion group, responsible for Vice Media's fashion brands, including i-D and Garage. Smulders joins from advertising agency Havas LuxHub, where she oversaw work from LVMH and Net-a-Porter as global managing director.
Time Inc. hires from Bustle
Julie Alvin has been appointed the company's senior digital director, effective October 16. She is charged with overseeing digital content for InStyle, Real Simple and Southern Living. Previously executive director and director of brand initiatives at online site Bustle, Alvin will report to Alan Murray, chief content officer.
Tim Hamilton named head of global creative at The North Face
The American outerwear brand has appointed Tim Hamilton to lead creative direction across all categories, effective immediately. Hamilton joins with 20 years of design experience, having won a CFDA's menswear designer of the year award in 2009 for his eponymous label. He will report to global brand president Arne Arens.
Lisa Gersh succeeds Alexander Wang as CEO of namesake label
The former Goop and Martha Stewart Omnimedia head joins as the company as CEO after Alexander Wang stepped down, one year after assuming the position. He will remain chairman of the company's board of directors and creative director. Stephanie Horton, formerly chief marketing officer at Farfetch, will be joining as chief strategy officer.
Mike Smith appointed COO of Stitch Fix
Previously the company's general director of men's, Smith will lead the company's women's and men's businesses. Before joining Stitch Fix in 2012, he served as chief operating officer of Walmart.com and launched the grocery giant's omnichannel offering Site to Store.
David Boynton named The Body Shop CEO
Nature Group has tapped former Charles Tyrwhitt chief executive to lead The Body Shop. Boynton started his career in the grocery sector, and moved to cosmetics and beauty, where he worked for L'Occitane. He will step into his role on December 4.
Jim Norton steps down as Condé Nast chief business officer
Less than a year after stepping into the role of chief business officer, Jim Norton will be replaced by Pamela Drucker Mann, Condé Nast’s chief marketing officer. Drucker Mann was previously chief revenue officer at the Food Innovation Group, which houses Bon Appétit, Epicurious and The Farm.