LONDON, United Kingdom — BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.
Yasmin Sewell Joins Style.com
Fashion and retail consultant Yasmin Sewell has been appointed as fashion director of Condé Nast’s Style.com, which will be relaunched as an e-commerce platform in 2016. Sewell previously held senior buying roles at Browns and Liberty and, in 2008, founded her own consultancy. She is also one of the founders of fashion label Être Cécile. Sewell begins her newly-created role immediately.
Teen Vogue Publisher Leaves
Teen Vogue publisher Jason Wagenheim, who joined the team in 2011, is leaving the company, effective November 26. He will be replaced by Susan Plagemann, Condé Nast's chief revenue officer and publisher of Vogue. Artistic director Anna Wintour will continue to oversee editorial operations, with Teen Vogue's editor-in-chief Amy Astley reporting to Wintour.
Linda Wells Exits Allure
After 24 years, Allure's founding editor-in-chief Linda Wells is stepping down. Her replacement, effective immediately, is Michelle Lee, most recently editor-in-chief and chief marketing officer at Nylon Media. Wells, who founded the beauty-focused magazine in 1991, will remain on the masthead as founding editor.
Jo Levin Joins The Communications Store
Jo Levin has joined The Communications Store as consultant creative director, effective Monday. Levin, who was fashion director at British GQ for nearly 24 years, until she stepped down in October, will work with TCS founder Julietta Dexter and director Daniel Marks across the PR agency's client portfolio.
John Varvatos CEO Leaves
Cristiano Quieti has left his position as chief executive officer of John Varvatos, a role he has held since February 2013. Before joining John Varvatos, Quieti was chief executive officer of Diesel USA, where he spent 18 years. Quieti's next move, and his successor at the menswear company, have not yet been announced.
James Long Joins Iceberg
London-based designer James Long has joined Iceberg as creative director of the brand's menswear line. The designer's Autumn/Winter 2016 collection for the Italian fashion house will be revealed during Milan Fashion Week in January 2016. Long will continue showing his eponymous menswear line, which he launched in 2008.
Hermès Names Executive VP, Communication
Hermès has appointed Charlotte David as executive vice president of communication and a member of the Hermès International executive committee. Previously, David served in roles including general manager and head of development, at communication agencies BETC, Mcann-Erickson, VCCP and Mother.
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