The Scandi Filippa K brand calls on Liisa Kessler in full recovery. The former Saint Laurent designer, who has also had stints at Lanvin, Y/Project and Chloé, will join newly appointed Managing Director Rikard Frost as he seeks to upscale and expand his international presence. The brand will roll out a new brand image with Kessler’s debut collection in June.
Dunhill appoints former AZ Factory managing director as CEO. Laurent Malecaze joins the Richemont-owned brand with a background at The Webster and succeeds former Burberry executive Andrew Maag.
Nike veteran named global brand president, The North Face. Nicole Otto will succeed Steve Murray in this role and report to Steve Rendle, Chairman, President and CEO of parent company VF Corporation. Otto was most recently Vice President of Nike Direct North America, where she oversaw the integration of the company’s digital and physical retail channels.
Yoox Net-A-Porter Appoints Natalie Lee General Manager, Asia Pacific. In her new role, the former Vestiaire Collective Vice President for APAC will oversee marketing, communications, personal buying and business planning in the region outside of mainland China and Japan. She will report to Paolo Mascio, Regional Director.
Dazed Media Makes New Hires and Introduces Dazed Club. Old identifier Global Editorial Director Jack Sunnucks will lead the new membership-based business launching in 2022 as Creative Director alongside Kanerva Lehtonen, Head of Membership Marketing. In addition, Harry Slater, the current deputy editor of HuffPost United Kingdom, joins the publication as digital director, following the departure in February of Charlotte Cijffers. DazedDigital.com appointed several new editors, as follows: Liam Hess, fashion, Ashleigh Kane, arts and photography and Natty Kasambala, music. Serena Smith will join the site as editor and Violet Conroy will be AnOthermag.comthe feature editor.
Steve Madden names venture capitalist Arian Simone to board. Simone is President and CEO of Fearless Fund, which invests in businesses led by women of color. Steve Madden has worked with the Fund in the past, providing mentoring sessions and showcasing his businesses on social media.
Former Equifax and Coca-Cola Company executive joins ThredUp board. Coretha Rushing will use her 35 years of human resources experience to advise the reselling platform on its employee initiatives as it aims for growth.
Sergio Rossi Names Digital Creator and Founder Artistic Director of ‘Style Heroine’. Evangelie Smyrniotaki will oversee branding, including advertising campaigns, content and style for the footwear brand, and will report to Managing Director Riccardo Sciutto. WWD.