LONDON, United Kingdom — BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.
Stefano Pilati Leaves Agnona
Stefano Pilati is stepping down from his post as creative director of Agnona, effective immediately. According to a spokesperson for Agnona, the Spring/Summer 2016 collection — to be shown in September — will be completed by the brand's design team. Pilati, who was creative director at Yves Saint Laurent until 2012, will continue working with Ermenegildo Zegna while pursuing other personal projects in women's ready to wear.
Chris Abston Joins Nike
Nike has appointed Chris Abston as vice president, corporate controller and principal accounting officer, effective August 1. He succeeds former principal accounting officer Bernie Pliska, who will be retiring on July 31. Prior to Nike, Abston was vice president of global controls and governance at Walmart.
Refinery 29’s Editorial Director Exits
Mikki Halpin, editorial director of Refinery29, is leaving the company after less than a year in the role to join The Cut as deputy editorial director. Halpin came to Refinery29 last September from Glamour, where she held a variety of roles during her 10-year tenure, including most recently editor-at-large.
MyTheresa.com Hires Managing Director
Online luxury retailer MyTheresa.com has hired Sebastian Dietzmann as their third managing director. Dietzmann will work alongside president Michael Kilger and fellow managing director Jen Riewenherm. Dietzmann will be responsible for IT, operations and shop management. Previously, he was head of client services for Europe and Asia Pacific at eBay Enterprise.
Tiffany & Co Taps Senior Vice President
Tiffany & Co. has appointed Philippe Galtié as senior vice president, effective August 17. Galtié joins the jewellery company after 15 years at Cartier, where he was international retail director. Prior to Cartier, Galité was area manager of Europe at Moët Hennessy.
Etro Hires General Manager
Francesco Freschi has been appointed general manager at Etro, succeeding Francesco Giannaccari, who exited the Milanese company in June after only nine months. Freschi, who has been working for Etro for more than 20 years as an external consultant, will report to president Gimmo Etro and work with the team to boost the international expansion of the label.
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