LONDON, United Kingdom — BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.
Kate Phelan and Gordon Richardson exit Topshop/Topman
Arcadia Group has named David Hagglund creative director of Topshop and Topman, effective September 4. Topshop’s creative director Kate Phelan and Topman's creative director Gordon Richardson will step down as Hagglund takes the helm of both brands in a newly created position. Formerly an art director at French Vogue, Hagglund has also worked at Swedish ad agency Storakers McCann and led his own namesake consulting firm. The move to combine the creative roles follows Paul Price’s recent appointment as chief executive of both Topshop and Topman brands.
Kering hires from Apple
Ulysse Nardin has named Patrick Pruniaux its new chief executive, effective August 28. Pruniaux joins the Kering-owned Swiss watchmaking house from Apple, where he most recently served as country manager for the UK and Ireland in addition to sitting on its EMEA Executive Committee; prior to that, he worked at TAG Heuer.
Carolina Herrera makes executive hires
Carolina Herrera New York has appointed Lisa Arnold as vice president of retail and Thea Terenik as vice president of global merchandising. Arnold — who has worked at Roger Vivier, Dior, Ralph Lauren and most recently Chanel — will oversee the brand’s global retail presence, while Terenik — who joins from Calvin Klein — will spearhead the company’s global brand positioning and product strategy.
Repetto names CEO of the Americas
Repetto has tapped Gilles Assor to helm its Americas division, effective immediately. Assor joins the brand from Robert Clergerie, where he served as vice president for five years; prior to that he worked for the likes of Jean Paul Gaultier and Maison Margiela. To mark his appointment, Repetto will launch a special collaboration during New York Fashion Week.
T Magazine names features director
Thessaly La Force has joined the New York Times’ T Magazine as features director. She joins the publication from Garage Magazine where she served as editor-in-chief; she has also held editorial positions at Vogue, The Paris Review and The New Yorker.
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Editor's Note: This article was revised on 21 August, 2016. A previous version of this article misstated that Gilles Assor previously worked for Marc Jacobs. This is incorrect. He was a brand manager at Zannier, which at the time held the Marc Jacobs childrenswear license.