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Power Moves | Parsons Names Dean, Westman Leaves Revlon, Global Fashion Group CEO

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

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

Parsons Announces New Dean of Fashion
Burak Cakmak has been named the dean of fashion at Parsons School of Design, replacing Simon Collins who stepped down in December after six years in the role. Cakmak was previously vice president of corporate responsibility at the Swarovski Group. Prior to that, he was the first director of corporate sustainability for Kering luxury brands.

Gucci Westman Leaves Revlon
Celebrity makeup artist Gucci Westman is stepping down from her post at Revlon as its global artistic director, a role she held for seven years. The founder of Revlon's Skinlight and Colour Stories series, Westman's next move is yet to be revealed. She leaves Revlon on April 15.

Global Fashion Group Names CEO
Global Fashion Group has hired Romain Voog as its chief executive officer. Voog joins GFG from Amazon France, where he was president and managing director. Previously, he held various leadership roles at Carrefour. In a related move, Nils Chrestin has been named chief financial officer.

Capasa Joins Italy's Chamber of Fashion
Carlo Capasa has been appointed president of the Italian Fashion Chamber. He succeeds Mario Boselli, who stepped down from his role in April, after leading the organisation for 15 years.

Wrangler Names President
Wrangler has tapped former Guess executive Rino Castiglione as president, succeeding Frans Van Zeeland. Castiglione joins VF Corporation, Wrangler's parent company, from Guess, where he was vice president of the jeans division. Prior to Guess, he served as regional manager at Benetton.

American Apparel Taps Band of Outsiders' Designer
American Apparel has hired Joseph Pickman to lead its men's design team. Pickman comes from Band of Outsiders, where he was the men's design director for over three years. Pickman's hiring comes as new CEO Paula Schneider makes major changes at the company, including letting go of over 180 employees since her arrival, including former creative director Iris Alonzo and designer Marsha Brady.

Carrick Exits FT's How To Spend It
Publisher and global president of the Financial Times' How To Spend It magazine Julia Carrick has stepped down from the role. Having served at the FT for 30 years, Carrick founded the luxury lifestyle supplement, which celebrated its 20th anniversary last year. She was also instrumental in initiating new sections within the FT, such as Styles and Fashion.

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