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Power Moves | Stitch Fix Appoints President, Topshop CEO Exits

This week, Stitch Fix taps its president from Bain & Company, while Topshop’s CEO of two years steps down.
Elizabeth Spaulding | Source: Courtesy
  • Rachel Deeley

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

Stitch Fix appoints president

Elizabeth Spaulding has joined Stitch Fix as president, effective January 27, 2020. Spaulding, who headed up Bain & Company’s digital practice as co-leader, will report to Stitch Fix Founder and Chief Executive Katrina Lake.   

Topshop CEO steps down

Paul Price has stepped down as chief executive of Topshop, a role he held since September 2017. Philip Green, chairman of Topshop's parent company Arcadia, cited personal reasons for Price's departure.

Away replaces CEO with Lululemon executive


Steph Korey is stepping down as chief executive of Away, with former Lululemon chief operating officer and EVP international Stuart Haselden named as her successor, effective January 31, 2020. Haselden will also join the company’s board of directors, while Korey, who co-founded the brand with Jen Rubio, will assume the role of executive chairman.  

Alessandro Dell'Acqua leaves Rochas

Rochas Creative Director Alessandro Dell'Acqua is stepping down, after initially joining the maison in 2013. He will be showing his last collection in February 2020. 

Marie Claire names editor-in-chief 

Aya Kanai has been appointed Marie Claire as editor-in-chief, joining the title from her role as chief fashion director of Hearst's "women's" division. Effective January, she will report to Hearst Chief Content Officer Kate Lewis and replaces Anne Fulenwider, who held the role since 2012.

Phillip Picardi leaves Out magazine

Out Editor-in-Chief Phillip Picardi is stepping down to take a break from the media industry. He has not yet announced his next move. Picardi's departure comes as the publication and its owner, Pride Media, face financial headwinds.

New Look hires CEO from within

New Look has announced that its current chief operating officer, Nigel Oddy, will become chief executive of the company, effective January 1. Alistair McGeorge, who has been serving as executive chairman, will assume the role of non-executive chairman.

Condé Nast adds to senior executive team


Condé Nast has hired Mike Goss as chief financial officer and Deirdre Findlay as chief marketing officer. Goss was formerly the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Sotheby's while Findlay was previously the chief marketing officer at Stitch Fix. Both hires will be effective in January 2020.

Former Ralph Lauren executive joins owner of Bonpoint and JM Weston

Private investment company EPI has hired Valérie Hermann to head up its fashion and luxury division, which includes brands Bonpoint and J.M. Weston. Hermann, whose appointment takes effect January 8, was previously global brand president at Ralph Lauren. She will work with EPI Chairman Christopher Descours.

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