LONDON, United Kingdom — BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.
Yoon Ahn joins Dior Homme as its jewellery designer
Dior Homme has tapped Ambush designer Yoon Ahn as its new jewellery designer. The appointment comes on the heels of Kim Jones’ appointment as the brand’s artistic director. Ahn’s designs will debut with Jones’ first collection for the house, which will show during Paris Men’s Fashion Week in June.
AnOther appoints creative director
Marc Ascoli will join Dazed Media as creative director of AnOther Magazine. Ascoli has worked with brands including Yohji Yamamoto, Jil Sander, Paco Rabanne and Giorgio Armani, as well as photographers like Nick Knight, David Simms and Craig McDean. “Marc is an icon of creative direction and I have long been an admirer of his work,” said Dazed Media chief executive and co-founder Jefferson Hack. “His work responds to fashion and culture in radical, uncompromising but always supremely elegant ways.” Ascoli’s first issue will be Autumn/Winter 2018.
Berluti taps Kris Van Assche
Kris Van Assche has been named artistic director of Berluti, where he will be in charge of ready-to-wear, accessories, shoes and leather goods. The news follows his departure from Dior Homme last month. He succeeds Haider Ackermann, and will show his first collection for the brand during Paris Men’s Fashion Week in January 2019.
Christian Dior Couture names chief digital officer
Jens Riewenherm has joined Christian Dior Couture as its new chief digital officer. He joins the house from MyTheresa.com, where he has served as managing director since 2012; prior to this he was marketing director of Value Retail PLC.
Galeries Lafayette appoints merchandising director
Clara Cornet has been named creative and merchandising director of Galeries Lafayette Champs-Elysée, the future flagship due to open next year. Cornet, who began her career as a womenswear buyer at Galeries Lafayette, was most recently buying director at The Webster; prior to this she was a senior buyer at Opening Ceremony.
Neiman Marcus names CFO
Neiman Marcus Group has appointed Adam Orvos its new chief financial officer, effective April 25. He succeeds senior vice president and chief accounting officer Dale Stapleton, who has been acting as interim CFO since June last year. Most recently Orvos served as chief executive at Total Wine & More.
Macy’s CFO to retire
Macy’s long-time chief financial officer Karen Hoguet — who has been with the department store since 1997 — will retire next year. She will step down before February if a successor is appointed and then carry on as an adviser until her retirement. The company said an external search for her successor is under
Refinery29 expands executive team in Europe
Refinery29 has announced a string of appointments to bolster its European executive team: George Mitchell is named vice president of business affairs and operations; Kristin Cardwell joins as vice president of international strategy and business development; and Nina Joyce is appointed PR director of Europe. Additionally, Kirsty Hathaway, who joined in November 2015, has been promoted to creative director of Europe.
InStyle names fashion director
Julia von Boehm has been appointed InStyle’s new fashion director. Formerly creative director at German Interview Magazine, she has also contributed to titles including Italian Vogue, V Magazine and Porter Magazine, and styled Hollywood stars, including Nicole Kidman.
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