Burberry CEO Christopher Bailey is shaking up the label’s creative team with two new appointments. Bailey tapped Dior designer Sabrina Bonesi to become Burberry’s new leather goods director. In July, Bailey will take on the new title of president and Burberry’s Asia-Pacific and Middle East executive chairman Marco Gobbetti will transition to the role of CEO.
Macy’s board of electors named Jeff Gennette as its new CEO and president. Prior to his new role, Gennette served as the president of Macy’s since March 2014. Gennette has also held other leadership roles at Macy’s, including chief merchandising officer, EVP and director of stores at Macy’s Central and CEO of Macy’s Northwest. Gennette succeeds Terry J. Lundgren, who will continue to serve as executive chairman.
Dondup co-founder and creative designer Manuela Mariotti has left the brand. Her departure could be a result of the brand’s struggle to expand globally and accommodate new management. OTB, the parent company of other fashion brands including Diesel and Marni, acquired Dondup in 2015. According to Dondup president Matteo Marzotto, the brand will be starting an online store and conducting business in other continents, including Asia.
Amy McPherson was appointed to PVH Corp.’s board of directors, effective April 25. McPherson will serve on the Board’s Audit Committee. Since 1999, McPherson has been Marriott International Inc.’s president and managing director of Europe.
Anya Hindmarch named Francesco Giannaccari as its new CEO. Giannaccari previously served as Etro’s general manager and has held other leadership roles at the Gucci Group and Tom Ford. He will succeed current CEO Helen Wright.
Citi Trends’ announced new executive moves this week. The retailer’s board of directors named COO and CFO Bruce Smith as acting CEO and chairman of the board Ed Anderson as executive chairman. CEO and director Jason Mazzola resigned from his role to pursue other career opportunities. With more than 35 years of retail experience, Smith has served as COO since 2015 and CFO since 2007. Anderson, who is also a retail veteran, has served as Citi Trends’ director since 2001 and chairman of the board since 2006.
Bottega Veneta is building up its corporate communications fleet. The Italy-based luxury company hired Yannick Angelloz-Nicoud as its worldwide communications director, effective April 3. Angelloz-Nicoud joins Bottega Veneta from Hugo Boss, where he served as senior head of global public relations, celebrity and events since 2013. Prior to Hugo Boss, Angelloz-Nicoud also held PR leadership roles at other fashion companies, including Giorgio Armani and Miu.
Sequential Brands Group
Karen Murray was named CEO and company director of Sequential Brands Group. Murray joins Sequential Brands Group from VF Sportswear, where she served as president and managed the Nautica Men’s Sportswear division. She will succeed CEO Yehuda Shmidman, who is leaving the company.
Jane Page was appointed as Tanya Taylor’s CEO. In her new role, Page will oversee all of Tanya Taylor’s current fashion collections and operations. Page previously served as president of Lisa Perry and VP of wholesale at Balenciaga.
Broni tapped former Agent Provocateur CEO Fabrizio Malverdi as its new CEO, effective April 18. In his new role, Malverdi will accelerate the international expansion of the high-end menswear market brand. Malverdi has held previous leadership roles at other luxury companies, including Dior Homme, Givenchy and John Galliano. His predecessor, Gianluca Fiore, left the group in February.