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Power Moves | Jeffrey Rudes Joins L'Agence, Stylebop Appoints Fashion Director

This week L’Agence taps J Brand-founder Jeffrey Rudes as its new chief executive, while Stylebop names Ronald Burton its new fashion director.
Jeff Rudes | Source: J Brand
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  • Tamison O'Connor

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

Jeffrey Rudes joins L'Agence as CEO
J Brand co-founder Jeffrey Rudes has been named chief executive of L'Agence. In his new role, Rudes will work with president Albert Schami to spearhead the Los Angeles-based contemporary label's expansion, turning the brand into a multi-product, multi-channel lifestyle collection.

Stylebop appoints fashion director
Luxury e-commerce site Stylebop has named Ronald Burton its new fashion director, effective September 1. Previously senior fashion and market editor at New York-based Document Journal, Burton will relocate to Munich for the role, which will see him responsible for all fashion content across the site.

Forty Five Ten co-founder exits
Brian Bolke has stepped down from his role as president of Forty Five Ten, the luxury boutique he founded in 2000. His departure comes three years after the Dallas-based store was sold to Texas billionaire Tim Headington. After taking some time off, Bolke plans to start a small project-oriented consulting company.

Elle Decoration's Michelle Ogundehin named editor-at-large
Michelle Ogundehin has been promoted to editor-at-large and special strategic advisor to the London-based edition Elle Decoration. Formerly editor-in-chief at the title, Ogundehin's new role will see her consolidate the brand's role as part of the newly formed Hearst Homes division, which sees it sit alongside Country Living and House Beautiful under one umbrella.

Coty hires from Coach
Cosmetics giant Coty has appointed Andrew Stanleick vice president of its Europe Consumer Beauty division. Stanleick joined Coach Inc. in 2013 as president and chief executive of its South East Asia and Pacific division, before being promoted to president and chief executive of Coach Europe last year. Prior to this, he spent 13 years at L'Oréal.

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