LONDON, United Kingdom — BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.
Johan Lindeberg Returns to Label
Swedish brand J. Lindeberg has confirmed that founder Johan Lindeberg will return as a creative consultant, eight years after leaving the company. After founding the line in 1996, Lindeberg remained creative director until 2007, when he left to become creative director at William Rast, the clothing brand co-founded by Justin Timberlake. The move to bring back Lindeberg follows a strong period of growth, which has seen the company double its turnover over the last three years, according to the brand’s co-owner Stefan Engström.
Pomellato Group Names CEO
Sabina Belli has been appointed as chief executive officer of the Pomellato Group by Kering, the French luxury goods company that owns a majority stake in the Italian company. Belli, who joined Kering in April as general manager of the Pomellato brand, replaces Andrea Morante who will leave the company by the end of the year. She will report to Albert Bensoussan, chief executive of Kering's Luxury - Watches & Jewellery division.
Refinery29 Appoints Chief Content Officer
Refinery29 has appointed Amy Emmerich to the newly created role of chief content officer, effective immediately. In her new role, Emmerich will oversee a 150-person team to drive content strategy and distribution. Previously, Emmerich was Refinery29's executive vice president of programming. Prior to joining Refinery29, Emmerich accumulated over twenty years of experience working in production and development for brands such as MTV, Scripps, VICE and HBO.
MatchesFashion.com Names Commercial Director
MatchesFashion.com has named Richard Johnson as commercial director, effective January 2016. Johnson, who was most recently vice president of The Al Tayer Group, where he was responsible for menswear and womenswear at Harvey Nichols and Bloomingdales Dubai, will oversee MatchesFashion.com's buying and merchandising team of over 40.
Kate Brindley joins Nicholas Kirkwood
Kate Brindley has joined Nicholas Kirkwood as PR and communications director, effective December 14. She succeeds Aiden Aldred, who is leaving after 18 months in the role to pursue freelance and consultancy projects. Brindley joins from Louis Vuitton, having worked for 6 months as project manager on the Series 3 exhibition in London. Prior, she was head of press and marketing for almost 7 years at department store Liberty.
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