The Latest Appointments at Hilton Hotels, Sotheby’s, Barney’s New York, Tiffany & Co, PPR, Smythson, Aquascutum, Departures & Vogue Australia
A little more than one year after being announced as Pringle of Scotland’s design director, Alistair Carr is being replaced by the label’s in-house creative team. The Central Saint Martins graduate was appointed following the departure of Clare Waight Keller, who left for Paris label Chloé.
The decision to part ways was said to be amicable and a mutual decision, as the label shifts to focus on smaller presentations and concentrate on its luxury cashmere and wool separates through small-scale retail stores.
Similar sentiments were expressed over at Paco Rabanne, following the news that artistic director Manish Arora had been dismissed by “mutual agreement.” Arora re-launched the brand’s ready-to-wear line and presented a critically acclaimed collection in March.
“Revisiting the Paco Rabanne fashion was a very enriching experience and an exceptional artistic and human adventure,” revealed Mr. Arora. “I am, today, happy to have accomplished the mission I was trusted with in order to cast this iconic brand back into the spotlight.”
Finally, Diego Della Valle – chairman of the Tod’s Group and owner of the Schiaparelli brand since 2006 – has revealed plans to re-launch the couture label. The revamp will begin with the opening of Maison Schiaparelli on the Place Vendôme in Paris, alongside a new, yet-to-be-named designer, set to show the brand’s first collection in nearly 60 years in March of 2013 (BoF).
Andrew Hart, Senior Vice President, Tiffany & Co.
Andrew W. Hart has been appointed to the newly created position of Senior Vice President – Diamonds and Gemstones at Tiffany & Co. Mr. Hart joined Tiffany in 1999 and, since 2002, has been Vice President. He will continue to report to James N. Fernandez, executive vice president and chief operating officer.
Stuart Foster, VP, Hilton Worldwide Luxury Brands
Hilton Worldwide Luxury Brands has announced the appointment of Stuart Foster as vice president of marketing. Mr. Foster most recently served as vice president of the southeast region for Moet-Hennessy USA, a division of LVMH. He will lead all luxury-marketing initiatives and oversee the strategic development of global positioning for Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and Conrad Hotels & Resorts.
Andy Janowski, CEO, Smythson
Smythson has hired former Burberry executive Andy Janowski as its new CEO, who assumes responsibilities from Smythson’s owner and chairman Jacques Bahbout. Mr. Janowski joined Burberry in 2006 as senior vice president of supply chain and was promoted to chief operations officer in 2009.
Charles de Fleurieu, Mergers & Acquisitions Director, PPR
PPR has appointed Charles de Fleurieu as the Group’s Mergers & Acquisitions Director, replacing Todd Hymel effective immediately. Mr. de Fleurieu has the task of planning and executing strategic transactions including acquisitions and disposals within the framework of the group’s strategy.
William Fung, Group Chairman, Li & Fung
The board of directors of Hong Kong-based multinational Li & Fung Limited confirmed the appointment of Dr William Fung as Group Chairman and Executive Director of Li & Fung, the majority shareholder of Delvaux and Robert Clergerie. The board also announced the appointment of Mr Spencer Fung as Group Chief Operating Officer.
Nicholas Clayton, Chief Operating Officer, Jumeirah Group
Global luxury hospitality company Jumeirah Group has appointed Nicholas Clayton as Chief Operating Officer and the retirement of Guy Crawford as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Clayton most recently served as president and CEO of Viceroy Hotel Group, after spending 14 years with Ritz-Carlton in their businesses in the United States, Australia and Singapore.
Edwina McCann, Editor in Chief, Vogue Australia
NewsLifeMedia, publisher of Vogue Australia, announced the appointment of Edwina McCann as editor-in-chief, following the sudden departure of Kirstie Clements after 13 years at the magazine. Ms. McCann has served as the editor of Harper’s Bazaar Australia for the past three years.
Cyril Cabellos, Communications Director, Carven
Carven has tapped Cyril Cabellos as communications director, in a bid to develop press and communication strategies, events, digital media and relations with VIPs. Mr. Cabellos most recently served as global press and special projects manager at Yves Saint Laurent, following service in the press department at Dior Homme.
Jessica Michault, Editor in Chief, NowFashion
Jessica Michault, online editor at the International Herald Tribune, has been named editor-in-chief of NowFashion, an online portal for in-real-time runway and red carpet photos. “We are looking to add an in-depth magazine section to complete the instantaneity of the images,” founder Valerio Mezzanotti explained, a project that will be spearheaded by Ms. Michault.
Joseph Jacuzzi, Chief Communications Officer, Audi of America
Joseph Jacuzzi has been appointed Chief Communications Officer at Audi of America. Mr. Jacuzzi was most recently general manager of Lincoln Communications at Ford Motor Company, following service as Vice President of Communications at PepsiCo.
Tim Dally, CEO, Aquascutum
Following its recent acquisition by Chinese YGM Trading Limited, Tim Dally has been confirmed as the new CEO of Aquascutum. ’’Aquascutum has wonderful heritage and enormous global potential. I am excited by this opportunity to be at the helm of this iconic British brand," he told Retail Week.
Robert Singer, Board, Tiffany & Co.
Former chief financial officer of Gucci Group, Robert Singer, has been appointed to the board of directors at Tiffany & Co. He joins eight incumbent directors who were re-elected and will chair the board’s Audit Committee and replaces J. Thomas Presby who has reached the mandatory retirement age.
Charles Teale, Head of Watches Asia, Sotheby’s
Sotheby’s has appointed Charles Teale, as Head of Watches Asia, who will work closely with Tim Bourne, Worldwide Head of Watches. The renowned watch specialist brings over 20 years of experience encompassing both retail and auction aspects of the international watch market.
Ted Nadeau, President & COO, Style Coalition
Social media marketing platform Style Coalition has named former general manager of Elle Group Digital, Ted Nadeau, president and chief operating officer. Earlier this year, the company inked a partnership with Hearst Digital Media to create custom, multichannel social media programs and advertising campaigns for select brands.
Amanda Ross, Fashion Director, Departures
Amanda Ross, former global fashion director of W Hotels and market editor of Harper’s Bazaar, has been appointed by Departures magazine as its latest fashion director. More recently, Ross has been a stylist for publications such as Town & Country and L’Officiel.
Tomoko Ogura, Senior Fashion Director, Barney’s
Following the departure of Amanda Brooks, Barney’s has promoted Tomoko Ogura as senior fashion director. Ms. Ogura was formerly the fashion director for women’s CO-OP and has been with Barneys since 2005. She will report directly to Barneys’ chief women’s merchant Daniella Vitale.