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Power Moves | Etro Names Chief Executive; Vogue’s New Heads of Editorial Content

Vogue Paris and Vogue Italia get new leadership, Dolce & Gabbana’s Fabrizio Cardinali joins Etro.
Fabrizio Cardinali appointed chief executive at Etro and will join later this year. Etro.
Fabrizio Cardinali appointed chief executive at Etro and will join later this year. Etro.

Etro names Dolce & Gabbana executive Fabrizio Cardinali chief executive. Cardinali joins the company later this year from Dolce & Gabbana, where he most recently served as chief operating officer and a member of the company’s board. He has also previously held chief executive roles at Richemont-owned brands including Lancel and Dunhill.

Vogue names new heads of editorial content for French, Italian editions. Eugenie Trochu, former editor of Vogue.fr, will helm Vogue Paris, while Francesca Ragazzi will take the lead at Vogue Italia after having served as the magazine’s market director. The appointments follow a series of high-profile departures as Condé Nast streamlined its flagship publication. Both editors will work under Vogue’s European editorial director (and British Vogue editor-in-chief) Edward Enniful.

Veronica Wu steps down from VF Corp. board. The Silicon Valley-based venture capitalist’s departure comes after a leaked email published by Axios showed her downplaying racism in the US and calling Black Lives Matter “the true racists.” The owner of brands including Vans, The North Face, and Supreme, said in a statement Wu had decided to step down from the board immediately and that the decision “was not the result of any disagreement with VF on any matter relating to VF’s operations, policies or practices.”

Chiara Ferragni becomes Hublot’s new global ambassador. The fashion influencer joins the company, which also counts soccer legend Pele, tennis star Novak Djokovic and more among its ambassadors.

Nensi Dojaka wins LVMH prize. The London-based womenswear designer beat out a shortlist of nine finalists that included Bianca Saunders and Christopher John Rodgers for the prestigious fashion prize.

JD.com has a new president, JD Retail names new chief executive. Xu Lei, former head of JD Retail, will lead the day-to-day operations of the company’s various business units as president, while founder, chairman and chief executive, Liu Qiangdong focuses on formulating long-term strategies, mentoring younger management and “contributing to the revitalisation of rural areas,” according to a press statement. Xin Luijin will replace Xu as chief executive.

Longtime Lenzing chief executive Stefan Doboczky to exit. Doboczky will step down on Sept. 30 after he and the fiber manufacturing company agreed to end his contract, Lenzing said in a statement. Cord Prinzhorn, chief executive of Australian paper manufacturer Prinzhorn Group, has been appointed interim CEO.

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