Alexander McQueen Names CEO
Kering has appointed Emmanuel Gintzburger chief executive officer of Alexander McQueen, replacing Jonathan Akeroyd, who leaves the company to “pursue other interests.” Gintzburger has spent 17 years in the luxury and cosmetics industries, most recently as Yves Saint Laurent’s retail and wholesale director.
Rodrigo Bazan Exits Alexander Wang, Joins Thom Browne
Rodrigo Bazan has stepped down as president at Alexander Wang to join Thom Browne as chief executive officer. Bazan joined the brand in December 2010 and oversaw the roll-out of 27 new stores. Prior to Wang, Bazan was vice president and general manager for Marc Jacobs International’s European, Middle Eastern and Indian markets. His successor has yet to be named.
Creative Director to Leave Tod’s
Alessandra Facchinetti will leave her role as creative director at Tod’s, after three years in the position, to “focus on other projects.” Facchinetti joined Tod’s in 2013, replacing Derek Lam. Before her appointment at Tod’s she was creative director at Valentino.
Ralph Lauren Promotes Valerie Hermann
Valerie Hermann, Ralph Lauren’s global brand president of luxury collections, has been promoted to global brand president for luxury, women’s collections and accessories, effective immediately. Hermann will oversee all luxury brands, with the addition of Women’s Polo, Lauren, Chaps, Denim & Supply, and men’s and women’s footwear, accessories and denim.
Valérie Duport Joins Kering
Valérie Duport has joined Kering as senior vice president of communications and image, effective immediately. Duport, who also joins Kering’s executive committee, will report to chairman and CEO François-Henri Pinault. She previously served as international director of press services and external relations at Chanel.
Agent Provocateur Appoints CEO
Fabrizio Malverdi has joined Agent Provocateur, where he will take on the role of chief executive officer, with immediate effect. He previously served as managing director of Dior Homme and has held various executive positions at brands within the LVMH Group, including Givenchy and John Galliano.
Escada Names CEO
Escada has appointed Iris Epple-Righi as chief executive officer, effective September 1. Epple Righi joins from Calvin Klein, where she was president brand management for Calvin Klein Europe. She succeeds June McMahon who for personal reasons stepped down last July.
Michele Norsa to Leave Salvatore Ferragamo
Salvatore Ferragamo’s chief executive officer Michele Norsa will leave his post by the end of the year. He will continue to work at the company in a non-executive role. Norsa joined Ferragamo in 2006 and led the company during its 2011 stock market listing. Previously he was chief executive officer at Valentino.
Andrea Pompilio Exits Canali
Andrea Pompilio is exiting Canali by mutual agreement. Pompilio joined the company in March 2014 as a creative consultant and has produced four collections since his appointment. Canali’s in-house design team will create its Spring/Summer 2017 collection.