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Power Moves | DVF's Horowitz Resigns, John Dixon Named CEO, Tim Noakes Exits Dazed

BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.
Joel Horowitz | Source: Courtesy
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  • Kati Chitrakorn

LONDON, United Kingdom — BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.

DVF Co-Chairman Joel Horowitz Resigns
Joel Horowitz, co-chairman of Diane Von Furstenberg, has left the company. Having begun his career at Ralph Lauren Horowitz joined Tommy Hilfiger as president and chief operating officer, before being appointed chief executive officer and executive chairman. He became non-executive chairman in 2005, the same year he retired from the company. Horowitz came out of retirement in 2012 to accept the position of co-chairman at DVF; he announced Paolo Riva as DVF's new chief executive this April, after a two year search.

John Dixon Named CEO of David Jones
Former Marks and Spencer head of general merchandise, John Dixon, is to become chief executive of Australian department store chain David Jones in January. After more than 30 years at Marks and Spencer, Dixon stepped down from his role in July. He will replace David Jones' current chief executive Iain Nairn, who has resigned after 14 months in the role for "personal reasons."

Under Armour CFO and COO to Step Down
Brad Dickerson, chief financial officer and chief operating officer at Under Armour, will step down from his roles at the athletic wear firm next year. Dickerson first joined Under Armour in 2004 — he was appointed CFO in 2008 and COO in early 2015. He is leaving the company to "pursue another professional opportunity outside of the athletic performance industry."

Tim Noakes Exits Dazed
Tim Noakes is stepping down from his role as editorial director of Dazed. Since 2012, Noakes has spearheaded the trendsetting British title's transition into a digital media business, now rebranded as Dazed Media. Noakes joined Dazed in 2005 as music editor, before being promoted to editor-in-chief in 2012. Noakes was named editorial director of Dazed in 2015.

Gieves & Hawkes creative director leaves for Cerruti 1881
Jason Basmajian, the creative director of Savile Row's Gieves & Hawkes, is leaving the company after three years in the role. He will move to head up Paris-based house Cerruti 1881. Prior to Gieves & Hawkes, Basmajian was artistic director at Brioni for six years.

LVMH Executive Joins Shangpin
James Zhang has been appointed as chief operating officer of Beijing-based online retailer Shangpin.com. Previously, Zhang was president of LVMH's fashion division in China, overseeing a range of LVMH's brands. Prior to that, Zhang was general manager at Dior China and brand general manager at Estee Lauder.

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