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The Latest Appointments, Belstaff, Trussardi & L’Oreal Luxury

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Sophie Doran

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The latest appointments at Jacob & Co. Watch Company, La Perla, Tiffany & Co, Trussardi, L’Oreal Luxury Division and Belstaff

Over the last decade, collaborations between luxury brands and contemporary artists have gone beyond mere artistic partnerships towards a new kind of luxury branding.

PARIS – Art and fashion have always developed side by side, for fashion, like art, often gives visual expression to the cultural zeitgeist. During the 1920s, Salvador Dalí created dresses for Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiapparelli. In the 1930s, Ferragamo’s shoes commissioned designs for advertisements from Futurist painter Lucio Venna, while Gianni Versace commissioned works from artists such as Alighiero Boetti and Roy Lichtenstein for the launch of his collections. Yves Saint Laurent’s vast art collection, recently auctioned at Christie’s in Paris, testified to his great love of art and revealed the influence of a variety of artists on his own designs.

In the 1980s, relationships between luxury brands and artists were advanced when Alain Dominique Perrin created the Fondation Cartier. In the Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, a book marking the foundation’s 20th anniversary, Perrin says he makes “a connection between all the different sorts of arts, and luxury goods are a kind of art. Luxury goods are handicrafts of art, applied art.”

The Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemparain building in Paris

The latest appointments at Jacob & Co. Watch Company, La Perla, Tiffany & Co, Trussardi, L’Oreal Luxury Division and Belstaff

The latest appointments at Jacob & Co. Watch Company, La Perla, Tiffany & Co, Trussardi, L’Oreal Luxury Division and Belstaff.

Since the beginning of 2011, there has been an endless stream of executive movement within the luxury industry. New CEO’s have been appointed at Rolex, Givenchy, Emanuel Ungaro, De Beers, Anya Hindmarch, Edmiston, Boucheron, Ulysse Nardin, Ferretti Group, Pucci, Yves Saint Laurent, TechnoMarine and Kenzo, just to name a few.

New creative directors were appointed at Chloé, Balmain and Pringle of Scotland, as John Galliano exited Dior, Milan Vukmirovic left Trussardi and Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi were dismissed from Gianfranco Ferrè, by new owners, Dubai-based Paris Group.

Appointments have, understandably, slowed down. L’Oreal and Tiffany & Co have looked within for their next leaders, whilst Belstaff have called on the external expertise of Harry Slatkin and Tommy Hilfiger, as the brand moves forward with Labelux as new owners.

Harry Slatkin, CEO, Belstaff

Harry Slatkin, founder of the global home fragrance business Slatkin & Co., will join Belstaff as CEO, following the recent acquisition of the brand by Labelux Group. Tommy Hilfiger will also join the Belstaff advisory team as a business consultant to the brand.

Source: Labelux

Various, Travel Retail Worldwide, L’Oreal Luxury

Former global marketing director of L’Oreal Luxury, Olivier Teboul, has been named Scental Lancôme division manager in Hong Kong, replacing Lina Ly. Ms Ly has been appointed general manager of luxury products division Hong Kong.

Source: The Moodie Report

Various, Tiffany & Co

Patrick F. McGuiness has been appointed senior vice president and chief financial officer at Tiffany & Co, after holding a variety of management positions since joining in 1990. James N. Fernandez has been appointed to the newly created role of chief operating officer, after serving as chief financial officer since 1989.

Source: Business Wire

Umit Benan Sahin, Creative Director, Trussardi

Following the exit of Milan Vukmirovic, Trussardi announced the appointment of Umit Benan Sahin as its new creative director. Sahin launched his own label in 2009, after working with Marc Jacobs, Sophie Theallet and Rifat Ozbek.

Elle UK

Philippe Pascal, Advisor, LVMH

Philippe Pascal, formerly head of LVMH’s watch and jewellery activities since 2001, has been named as an adviser to chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault. Bulgari CEO, Francesco Trapani, will replace Mr Pascal and has also been named to the LVMH board

Source: Fashion Snoops

Alain Prost, Exit, La Perla

After serving as CEO since April 2009, Alain Prost is parting ways with La Perla. The brand is believed to have identified a successor but has not yet disclosed who that will be.

Source: Fashion Mag (French)

Andrew Block, COO, Jacob & Co. Watch Company

Formerly with Tourneau for over twenty years, most recently as executive vice president, Andrew Block has joined Jacob & Co. Watch Company as chief operating officer.

Source: Diamond News

For more in the series of The Latest Appointments, please see our most recent editions as follows:

The Latest Appointments, Chloe, DeBeers & Boucheron
The Latest Appointments, Balmain, Bacardi, Rolex
The Latest Appointments, Taj Hotels, BMW & Dior

Sophie Doran
Sophie Doran

Creative Strategist, Digital

Sophie Doran is currently Senior Creative Strategist, Digital at Karla Otto. Prior to this role, she was the Paris-based editor-in-chief of Luxury Society. Prior to joining Luxury Society, Sophie completed her MBA in Melbourne, Australia, with a focus on luxury brand dynamics and leadership, whilst simultaneously working in management roles for several luxury retailers.

LEADERS

The Latest Appointments, Belstaff, Trussardi & L’Oreal Luxury

by

Sophie Doran

|

This is the featured image caption
Credit : This is the featured image credit

The latest appointments at Jacob & Co. Watch Company, La Perla, Tiffany & Co, Trussardi, L’Oreal Luxury Division and Belstaff

Over the last decade, collaborations between luxury brands and contemporary artists have gone beyond mere artistic partnerships towards a new kind of luxury branding.

PARIS – Art and fashion have always developed side by side, for fashion, like art, often gives visual expression to the cultural zeitgeist. During the 1920s, Salvador Dalí created dresses for Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiapparelli. In the 1930s, Ferragamo’s shoes commissioned designs for advertisements from Futurist painter Lucio Venna, while Gianni Versace commissioned works from artists such as Alighiero Boetti and Roy Lichtenstein for the launch of his collections. Yves Saint Laurent’s vast art collection, recently auctioned at Christie’s in Paris, testified to his great love of art and revealed the influence of a variety of artists on his own designs.

In the 1980s, relationships between luxury brands and artists were advanced when Alain Dominique Perrin created the Fondation Cartier. In the Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, a book marking the foundation’s 20th anniversary, Perrin says he makes “a connection between all the different sorts of arts, and luxury goods are a kind of art. Luxury goods are handicrafts of art, applied art.”

The Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemparain building in Paris

The latest appointments at Jacob & Co. Watch Company, La Perla, Tiffany & Co, Trussardi, L’Oreal Luxury Division and Belstaff

The latest appointments at Jacob & Co. Watch Company, La Perla, Tiffany & Co, Trussardi, L’Oreal Luxury Division and Belstaff.

Since the beginning of 2011, there has been an endless stream of executive movement within the luxury industry. New CEO’s have been appointed at Rolex, Givenchy, Emanuel Ungaro, De Beers, Anya Hindmarch, Edmiston, Boucheron, Ulysse Nardin, Ferretti Group, Pucci, Yves Saint Laurent, TechnoMarine and Kenzo, just to name a few.

New creative directors were appointed at Chloé, Balmain and Pringle of Scotland, as John Galliano exited Dior, Milan Vukmirovic left Trussardi and Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi were dismissed from Gianfranco Ferrè, by new owners, Dubai-based Paris Group.

Appointments have, understandably, slowed down. L’Oreal and Tiffany & Co have looked within for their next leaders, whilst Belstaff have called on the external expertise of Harry Slatkin and Tommy Hilfiger, as the brand moves forward with Labelux as new owners.

Harry Slatkin, CEO, Belstaff

Harry Slatkin, founder of the global home fragrance business Slatkin & Co., will join Belstaff as CEO, following the recent acquisition of the brand by Labelux Group. Tommy Hilfiger will also join the Belstaff advisory team as a business consultant to the brand.

Source: Labelux

Various, Travel Retail Worldwide, L’Oreal Luxury

Former global marketing director of L’Oreal Luxury, Olivier Teboul, has been named Scental Lancôme division manager in Hong Kong, replacing Lina Ly. Ms Ly has been appointed general manager of luxury products division Hong Kong.

Source: The Moodie Report

Various, Tiffany & Co

Patrick F. McGuiness has been appointed senior vice president and chief financial officer at Tiffany & Co, after holding a variety of management positions since joining in 1990. James N. Fernandez has been appointed to the newly created role of chief operating officer, after serving as chief financial officer since 1989.

Source: Business Wire

Umit Benan Sahin, Creative Director, Trussardi

Following the exit of Milan Vukmirovic, Trussardi announced the appointment of Umit Benan Sahin as its new creative director. Sahin launched his own label in 2009, after working with Marc Jacobs, Sophie Theallet and Rifat Ozbek.

Elle UK

Philippe Pascal, Advisor, LVMH

Philippe Pascal, formerly head of LVMH’s watch and jewellery activities since 2001, has been named as an adviser to chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault. Bulgari CEO, Francesco Trapani, will replace Mr Pascal and has also been named to the LVMH board

Source: Fashion Snoops

Alain Prost, Exit, La Perla

After serving as CEO since April 2009, Alain Prost is parting ways with La Perla. The brand is believed to have identified a successor but has not yet disclosed who that will be.

Source: Fashion Mag (French)

Andrew Block, COO, Jacob & Co. Watch Company

Formerly with Tourneau for over twenty years, most recently as executive vice president, Andrew Block has joined Jacob & Co. Watch Company as chief operating officer.

Source: Diamond News

For more in the series of The Latest Appointments, please see our most recent editions as follows:

The Latest Appointments, Chloe, DeBeers & Boucheron
The Latest Appointments, Balmain, Bacardi, Rolex
The Latest Appointments, Taj Hotels, BMW & Dior

Sophie Doran
Sophie Doran

Creative Strategist, Digital

Sophie Doran is currently Senior Creative Strategist, Digital at Karla Otto. Prior to this role, she was the Paris-based editor-in-chief of Luxury Society. Prior to joining Luxury Society, Sophie completed her MBA in Melbourne, Australia, with a focus on luxury brand dynamics and leadership, whilst simultaneously working in management roles for several luxury retailers.

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