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Power Moves | J. Crew Designer, Global Brands President, Paule Ka Creative Director

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

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

J. Crew Hires Head of Women's Design
Somsack Sikhounmuong, formerly head of design at Madewell, is taking over as head of women's design at J. Crew, effective immediately. The appointment is part of a human resources shake-up at the American retailer, which is in the process of eliminating over 170 jobs. Sikhounmuong succeeds Tom Mora, who held the role for four years. Sikhounmuong's role at Madewell is to be filled by Joyce Lee, who has been a member of the company's senior design team for seven years.

Global Brands Appoints President
Global Brands Group has tapped Jason Weisenfeld as the new president of Seven Global, the group's new joint venture with David Beckham and Simon Fuller. Weisenfeld is credited with playing an instrumental role in the launch of Net-a-Porter and Victoria Beckham. Previously, he has worked for Coach Inc. and Versace.

Paule Ka Names Creative Director
After one year without a creative director, Paule Ka has appointed Alithia Spuri-Zampetti to the role. The French fashion brand has been without a creative director since the departure in July 2014 of Serge Cajfinger, who founded the company in 1987. Spuri-Zampetti comes from Lanvin, where she was head designer of women's ready-to-wear.

Elle UK Names Deputy Editor
The UK edition of Elle has appointed Lotte Jeffs as deputy editor, effective July 13. She succeeds Natasha Pearlman, who left Elle in May to become editor of Grazia. Jeffs is currently the acting deputy editor of the London Evening Standard's ES Magazine, where she has worked since 2010.

Iana Dos Reis Nunes Joins Marc Jacobs
Iana Dos Reis Nunes is joining Marc Jacobs as head of global communications on August 10. She succeeds Bill Daley who left the company last week. Currently, Dos Reis Nunes is vice president of public relations at Coach, a post she has held since November 2013.

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