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Power Moves | Berluti Parts Ways With Artistic Director, Mytheresa Appoints President of North America

This week, Kris Van Assche exits Berluti, Heather Kaminetsky named Mytheresa president of North America.
Kris Van Assche in 2020. Thomas Samson/AFP via Getty Images
Kris Van Assche in 2020. Thomas Samson/AFP via Getty Images (THOMAS SAMSON)
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Kris Van Assche exits Berluti. The Belgian designer had served as artistic director at the the LVMH-owned men’s label since 2018. Going forward, Berluti said it would adopt a less structured approach to presentations. Van Assche’s last collection for the label was presented on April 8.

Mytheresa names Heather Kaminetsky President of North America. The luxury e-commerce platform announced Kaminetsky will join the company effective June 1. Kaminetsky was most recently the chief brand officer of direct-to-consumer footwear start-up M.Gemi. She has experience in both the fashion and e-commerce spheres, with previous roles at Net-a-Porter, Borderfree and Barneys New York.

Away names co-founder Jen Rubio CEO ahead of potential IPO. The luggage company valued at $1.45 billion named Rubio chief executive after she spent two months in the role on an interim basis. She takes the reins at a precarious time; the pandemic has upended travel and Away’s revenue has fallen (by an estimated 55 percent last year, according to Bloomberg Second Measure).

Helly Hansen’s CEO to step down. Paul Stoneham is leaving the Norwegian outerwear maker by the end of the year after serving as its chief executive since 2015. Stoneham, who led Helly Hansen through a 2018 sale to the Canadian Tire Company, will remain in his role while the brand appoints and completes handover to a new CEO, the company said Wednesday.

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