LONDON, United Kingdom — BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.
Bloomingdale’s names new home fashion director
Kelley Carter, who has a background in editorial, interior styling and design and who previously held editorial roles at publications like O Magazine, O at Home, Real Simple and Refinery29, has been appointed home fashion director of Bloomingdale’s effective immediately. Carter will oversee trend forecasting and expand resources across Bloomingdale’s home department including home textiles, housewares, furniture and luggage categories. She will report to Kevin Harter, vice president of integrated marketing and fashion direction at the department store.
Agnona creative director departs
Simon Holloway is stepping down as creative director of luxury womenswear brand Agnona, a role he has held since 2015 after succeeding Stefano Pilati. The move follows after Ermenegildo Zegna sold a 70 percent stake in Agnona to Roberto and Stefano Aimone — the husband and son of Laura Zegna. The father and son duo, who established their namesake menswear label in 2015, will be assuming the role of Agnona's new executive president and creative director, respectively.
Bon Appétit appoints new editor in chief
Dawn Davis, who most recently served as the vice president and publisher of 37 Ink, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, has been named editor-in-chief of Bon Appétit, effective November 1. Davis, a longtime champion of underrepresented voices, will oversee the editorial strategy for Bon Appétit and Condé Nast’s food brands Epicurious, Healthyish and Basically across digital and print platforms.
De Beers Jewellers hires new CEO
Céline Assimon, previously the chief executive of jewellery company De Grisogono, has been named chief executive of De Beers Jewellers effective September 1. Assimon, who has also previously worked at Piaget and Louis Vuitton, will succeed François Delage who will step down at the end of September after a decade in the role.
TikTok CEO exits
TikTok Chief Executive Kevin Mayer announced that he is leaving the company after just a few short months in the role. The move follows after the global video sharing app faces ongoing disputes with the Trump administration regarding the sale of its US operations, a nationwide ban in India and potential restrictions in the UK. A successor is yet to be named.
Amazon consumer CEO announces retirement plans
Amazon veteran Jeff Wilke announced he will be stepping down as consumer chief executive after almost two decades at the e-commerce giant. Wilke is set to retire in the first quarter of next year and will be succeeded by Dave Clark, senior vice president of worldwide operations.
Camper names new global creative director
Achilles Ion Gabriel, who has served as the creative director of CamperLab (a sub-brand launched by footwear company Camper in 2015) for a year now, has been promoted to global creative director of Camper. In his new role, Ion Gabriel will oversee the design of the Spanish brand’s whole product range, including CamperLab, and is slated to debut his first collection for the brand in Autumn 2021. He succeeds Romain Kremer, who stepped down from the role in June 2019.
The Vitamin Shoppe hires new CFO
Laura Coffey, who has held several senior leadership roles at Pier 1 Imports, has been named chief financial officer and executive vice president of omnichannel nutritional retailer The Vitamin Shoppe, effective immediately. In her new role, Coffey will oversee corporate finance, financial planning and analysis, risk management, accounting, internal audit, tax and real estate. She succeeds Charles Knight, who left the company in May last year, and will report to Sharon M. Leite, chief executive officer of The Vitamin Shoppe.
Rowing Blazers appoints new director of strategy and leadership, deputy creative director
Web Smith, founder and editor-in-chief of 2PM Inc., has been named director of strategy and leadership at New York-based menswear brand Rowing Blazers. The company also hired Edith Young from Man Repeller, where she was associate editor, as deputy creative director. Both Smith and Young will assume their roles effective September 1 and will work closely with Co-Founders Jack Carlson and David Rosenzweig, as well as E-commerce Director Katelyn Glass.
To explore exciting fashion industry career opportunities, visit BoF Careers, the global marketplace for fashion talent.