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Shuffle Board: PVH Taps Abel-Hodges as Calvin Klein CEO, 7 for All Mankind Names Silverstein President

Brands

Calvin Klein

PVH Corp. named Cheryl Abel-Hodges as CEO for its Calvin Klein division, succeeding Steve Shiffman, who is leaving the company to pursue other interests.

Abel-Hodges, who served as group president for Calvin Klein North America and The Underwear Group at PVH, reports to PVH president Stefan Larsson.

Since joining PVH in 2006, Abel-Hodges has held various leadership positions across the organization. As group president of Calvin Klein North America, she helped set the strategic direction for the brand, driving a consumer-centric approach, PVH noted. Within the Underwear Group, Abel-Hodges led the development of PVH’s innovative underwear platform, overseeing design, merchandising, product development and planning for all of PVH’s underwear and women’s intimates businesses.

7 for All Mankind

The 7 for All Mankind division of Delta Galil Industries named Suzanne Silverstein as president, effective June 24.

Silverstein most recently served as president of Parker, women’s contemporary clothing brand. Prior to that, she was vice president of U.S. wholesale for 7 for All Mankind.

In her new role, Silverstein will be based in New York and oversee and lead the 7 For All Mankind bicoastal teams. Founded in 2000, the Los Angeles brand offers denim, sportswear and accessories collections for men, women and kids. Products are sold in freestanding 7 For All Mankind stores, online and in luxury department and specialty stores in more than 80 countries.

G-III Apparel Group

G-III Apparel Group announced Victor Herrero was elected as a member of its board of directors.

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Herrero was most recently CEO and a director of Guess Inc. Prior to that, he spent more than 12 years at Inditex Group in several senior executive roles and rose to become the head of Asia Pacific where he was responsible for all aspects of Inditex’s Asia business for all brands. Herrero is currently a non-executive director of Coppel SA, Global Fashion Group and Clarks.

Kering

Kering announced the appointment of Cédric Charbit, CEO of Balenciaga, to its executive committee, effective July 1.

This appointment follows two years of strong growth for Balenciaga under the leadership of Charbit and the creative drive of its artistic director, Demna Gvasalia.

Charbit began his career at Printemps in 2001 as a buyer for luxury. He later became general merchandise manager until being appointed deputy director of the buying office. In 2009, he was appointed deputy chief executive of Pucci in Italy before joining Saint Laurent in 2012 as product strategy director and subsequently becoming merchandising director and finally executive vice president of products and communications. In November 2016, he was appointed CEO of Balenciaga.

Kering manages the Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Brioni, Boucheron, Pomellato, DoDo, Qeelin, Ulysse Nardin and Girard-Perregaux companies, as well as Kering Eyewear.

Retail

Citi Trends

Citi Trends Inc. announced that CEO Bruce Smith decided to resign from his position. However, in order to provide for an orderly transition, Smith has agreed to continue to serve as CEO until the earlier of when his successor is in place or Feb. 1, 2020.

The board of directors has formed a search committee to identify a new CEO and retained an executive search firm to assist in the process. During this period of transition, the board also appointed Peter Sachse to serve as special advisor to the CEO. In this role, Sachse will provide strategic advice and counsel to the CEO during the transition and will assist Smith in pursuing the strategic objectives of the board and positioning the company to grow and deliver value for its customers, associates and shareholders.

Sachse has more than three decades of experience at Macy’s Inc., including as chief growth officer, chief innovation and development officer, chief stores officer, chief marketing officer and as CEO of macys.com.

Citi Trends is a value-priced retailer of urban fashion apparel and accessories for the entire family. The company operates 561 stores located in 32 states.

Destination Maternity

Destination Maternity Corp. announced that Marla Ryan, by mutual agreement with the board of directors, stepped down as CEO. Ryan will remain with the company to assist with the transition and will also assume a new role as president of product design, sourcing and merchandising.

Destination Maternity also appointed Gene Davis as chairman of its board of directors. The Destination Maternity board created an interim Office of the CEO that will provide ongoing leadership and oversight of the day-to-day operations of the company while a search is conducted for a new CEO. The interim Office of the CEO will be comprised of Lisa Gavales, a member of the board of directors; Ryan, and Dave Helkey, current chief financial officer and chief operating officer. Gavales will serve as chair of the Office of the CEO.

Davis currently serves as chairman and CEO of Pirinate Consulting Group, a privately held consulting firm specializing in turnaround management, merger and acquisition consulting, hostile and friendly takeovers, proxy contests and strategic planning advisory services for domestic and international public and private business entities.

Destination Maternity is an omnichannel retailer of maternity apparel, with 998 retail locations, including 452 stores in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, and 546 leased departments located within department stores and baby specialty stores.

Walmart

Walmart Inc. said Jet.com president Simon Belsham will seek another opportunity inside or outside the company after a transition period that ends in early August as the company integrates Jet employees into the larger company and shrinks the unit’s management team nearly three years after buying the e-commerce site.

After that, Walmart senior vice president Kieran Shanahan will take over day-to-day responsibilities of the Hoboken, N.J.-based unit.

The company said it was merging the rest of the Jet teams, including retail, marketing, technology, analytics and product within Walmart.

The strategy and management of Jet will fall to Shanahan, who will continue to oversee the food, consumables, and health and wellness categories for Walmart e-commerce. Kieran began his Walmart career with Asda, eventually leading all of its e-commerce operations. He joined Walmart e-commerce in 2014 and led the build out of the U.S. online grocery service before transitioning to merchandising roles within Walmart U.S.

Trade Shows

Moda

Moda, the U.K. fashion and the trade show, appointed Lisa Govier to the newly created role of director of footwear.

Prior to joining Moda, Govier headed up sponsorship and marketing solutions for footwear at Drapers, with commercial responsibility for the prestigious Drapers Footwear Awards. She also has more than 20 years of experience in the media industry, having worked for a diverse range of companies, including British Airways Media, Caspian Media and Seven C3 agency.

Pure London

Fashion trade show Pure London appointed Gloria Sandrucci to the role of event director and Melanie Alston to event manager.

Alston joined the Pure London team 10 years ago and has been head of women’s wear since 2011. In her new role, she will work alongside Sandrucci to manage the editing across the show, as well as liaising with the production team for the catwalk content and heading up a team of salespeople offering guidance and knowledge.

Pure London takes place at Olympia London from July 21-23.