Dec. 2, 2019: Balmain CEO Massimo Piombini is exiting the French luxurious style home. Based on FN’s sister publication WWD, the exec — who joined in April 2017 from Italian label Valentino — is departing for private causes. It added new chief can be employed on the agency in February. Beneath Piombini, Balmain opened shops in Miami, São Paolo, Paris, Moscow and Hong Kong, in addition to signed a lease for a flagship in New York, scheduled to open within the first half of subsequent 12 months.
Dec. 2, 2019: Corneliani has appointed Giorgio Brandazza its new CEO, stories WWD. Brandazza’s beforehand served as COO of Calvin Klein Jeanswear and as worldwide enterprise growth supervisor of Boggi. He succeeds Luigi Ferrando, who had been CEO of the Italian menswear model for only one 12 months.
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Nov. 21, 2019: Former Barneys New York CEO Daniella Vitale has been named chief model officer at Tiffany & Co. Based on FN’s sister publication WWD, the brand new exec, who begins on Dec. 1, is tasked with overseeing the luxurious jeweler’s merchandising and advertising and marketing efforts. She is going to report on to CEO Alessandro Bogliolo. Vitale exited her function at Barneys following its sale to Genuine Manufacturers Group in early November.
Nov. 14, 2019: After greater than 20 years at Amazon, Steve Kessel, an SVP on the e-tail behemoth, has determined to depart Amazon to give attention to neighborhood service, not-for-profit work and different pursuits, a spokesperson for the corporate confirmed to FN right this moment. “Steve might be missed — he’s a customer-obsessed chief who has helped construct a few of Amazon’s most revolutionary companies, together with Kindle, Amazon Go and others,” the spokesperson stated. Kessel will exit his submit in early January 2020. His enterprise inside Amazon, together with its present bench of leaders, will report up by Dave Clark, SVP of operations.
Nov. eight, 2019: Style rental subscription service Le Tote has accomplished its acquisition of Lord + Taylor and named Ruth Hartman, presently its chief merchandising officer, the brand new president of Lord + Taylor. Hartman beforehand held government positions at Macy’s, DSW and Le Tote. Brian Hoke will stay on as Lord + Taylor’s chief merchandising officer, alongside Robert Wehrle as SVP of shops. Moreover, Bari Harlam, HBC chief advertising and marketing officer, and Nick Cavallaro, HBC VP of company growth, have joined the Le Tote board of administrators. With the deal closure, Le Tote assumed operations of 38 shops, Lord + Taylor’s digital channels and stock spanning girls’s, males’s and children attire, footwear, magnificence, purses and equipment and extra.
Nov. 7, 2019: The Hole Inc. introduced that president and CEO Artwork Peck will step down from his place and from the corporate’s board. Peck will depart from the corporate after a quick transition. Efficient instantly, Robert Fisher, the corporate’s present nonexecutive chairman of the board, may even function president and chief government officer on an interim foundation. Moreover, Hole’s board has appointed Bobby Martin, chair of its compensation and administration growth committee, as lead impartial director. The information follows the choice, introduced February, to separate Hole, Athleta, Banana Republic, Intermix and Hill Metropolis from Previous Navy and create two separate publicly traded corporations. For years, as Hole struggled amid the shifting retail panorama, Previous Navy had been a shiny spot for the corporate, efficiently luring in budget-focused shoppers.
Nov. four, 2019: Genesco has appointed Mimi Vaughn as president and CEO, efficient Feb. 2. The exec, who presently serves as SVP and COO, has additionally been elected to the corporate’s board of administrators. She succeeds Chairman, President and CEO Robert Dennis, who will proceed to function government chairman. Vaughn joined the specialty retail group in 2003 as VP of technique and enterprise growth, rising by the ranks in numerous roles to turn out to be COO in January 2018, at function she assumed formally in Might.