G-Star appointed Aitor Throup as its new creative director. Since 2013, Throup has served as a creative consultant at the company and helped with projects including a new London flagship store and the “What is Raw” campaign. His resume includes previous stints at Umbro, ID and costume design for The Hunger Games films.
Carven’s artistic directors, Adrien Caillaudaud and Alexis Martial, are departing from the fashion house on mutual terms. Their last spring collection was showcased at Paris Fashion Week on Sept. 29. Caillaudaud began his career at Marc Jacobs and along with Martial, served at Givenchy before joining Carven’s creative team. Carven anticipates to hire a new artistic director in 2017.
Hudson’s Bay Company
Ed Burstell was named the new head of partnerships at Hudson’s Bay Company, effective Dec. 5. In his new role, Burstell will oversee partnership to drive HBC’s global market influence. Previously, Burstell served at Liberty of London for eight years, where he assisted with the brand’s revitalization and industry collaborations. He also held leadership positions at many other luxury retailers, including Bergdorf Goodman and Henri Bendel.
Nordstrom EVP and CFO Mike Koppel is retiring from the company in spring 2017. After serving as the company’s CFO since 2001, Koppel leaves behind a legacy of financial expertise and consumer outreach. Koppel will remain in his role to support the search for a new CFO and also help with his successor’s transition.
Cédric Charbit was hired as Balenciaga’s new CEO. Charbit joins Balenciaga from YSL, where he was the luxury brand’s EVP of product and marketing. He will succeed Isabelle Guichot, who is assuming new responsibilities within Balenciaga’s French parent, Kering.
American Eagle Outfitters
Former Time Inc. CTO Colin Bodell was tapped as American Eagle Outfitter’s first chief technology officer. In his new role, he will lead the teen retailer’s technology team of analysts, IT staff and software developers. American Eagle Outfitters also named Robert Madore as a new finance chief, effective Friday.
Will Wescott was named as The Mountain’s new CFO. In his newly created position, Wescott will focus on financial assessments and the future growth of the company. Before joining The Mountain, Wescott served as a certified public accountant for many years.
Neiman Marcus promoted enterprise application VP Sara Miller to its new chief information officer. Miller has served at Neiman Marcus since 2013, where she led efforts to develop the company’s technology strategy. Her resume includes previous stints at Nash Finch Co. and International Business Machines Corp. She succeeds former CIO Michael Kingston, who is now a digital community director at AlixPartners.
Texbase promoted Brad Comer to chief technology officer. In his new position, Comer will oversee the company’s technology strategy and execution, in addition to leading Texbase’s web engineering, quality assurance and program management teams. Comer joined Texbase three years ago as a senior lead software engineer. His resume includes previous stints at Assura Technology Group and Fusion Productions.