Nordstrom has announced the appointment of Sam Loban to the position of senior merchandiser
Nordstrom has announced that it has promoted Sam Loban to a new position of merchandising leadership.
Sam Loban will serve as executive vice president, general merchandise manager supporting womenswear, menswear and all designer categories. In this role, he supports product strategy and vision in these core categories. Sam most recently served as Senior Vice President of Design and New Concepts, a role he will take up in 2020.
“We have a lot of confidence in Sam and are fortunate to have him on our team,” said President and Brand Officer Pete Nordstrom. “He is a strong businessman and approaches the business from a customer-first mindset. This new role is a great opportunity for him and the team he supports.”
Sam began his retail career on the sales floor at Selfridges, rising to various merchandising roles before joining Mr Porter, where he led the designer capsule collection strategy for the retailer. In June 2018, he joined Nordstrom as Vice President of Men’s Fashion to support merchandising and work with our teams to creatively push forward marketing, content development, store environment and the menswear shopping experience, New Concepts@Nordstrom.
During his tenure, he successfully launched 17 unique new concept stores, including DIOR, Fear of God, Black_Space, Union, Noah and Tom Brown. Sam was promoted to SVP of Designer and New Concepts in 2020, leading all designer merchandising strategies and campaign creative across the men’s, women’s and children’s categories. He currently serves as a member of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Selection Committee.
“Sam is an innovative marketer with a strong creative and strategic vision, deep industry experience and meaningful relationships,” said Terry Barrikit, chief merchandising officer at Nordstrom. “We are excited to have Sam bring his strategic approach to menswear and womenswear at Designer to our efforts to deliver the products that matter most to our customers.”
Estevan Oriol x Dickey Launches a Capsule Collection Celebrating the Origins of West Coast Street Culture
Dickey and the world-renowned photographer create styles that celebrate low society.
Dicky and acclaimed, award-winning photographer, art director and filmmaker Estevan Oriol have announced the launch of the Estevan Oriol x Dicky capsule collection. Oriole’s iconic representation of Los Angeles—in all its glamor and glamor—solidified his status as a West Coast legend and paved the way for new street artists.
The collection combines Deakin’s classic workwear style with Oriole’s signature urban flair and has 12 pieces in total, ranging in price from $80-$150. In support of the collaboration, Dickies will also feature never-before-seen photo and video content from Oriole on its website and social media footprints featuring popular Dickies pieces.
“From working with some of the biggest names in ’90s hip-hop and covering pivotal moments in the city’s history, we were drawn to Estevan’s passion for the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, which helped him create his own path while staying true to his roots. ” said Sarah Crockett, Global Marketing Officer, Dickey. “With this collection, we are honored to be able to delve into Estevan’s deep connection to Chicano Lowriding and the moments he has captured in telling the story of the City of Angels over the past 25 years.”
“Dickies have always been overlooked in the fashion world and trusted staples of the working and artistic communities,” says Estevan Oriol. “Designing this collection was a labor of love because we recognize the cultural influence of outsiders, makers and people who know what it means to ride low and slow.”
To celebrate the new partnership, Dicky and Oriole will launch their inaugural capsule collection at an invitation-only private event in Los Angeles, California.
Quinta Brunson is the new face of Olay.
Olay announces actress, producer, writer and comedian Quinta Brunson as the new face of the brand. The TIME 100 award-winner features the best-selling line in Olay’s new campaign: the Retinol 24+ Peptide Night Collection. The news comes on the heels of Brunson’s history-making Emmy nominations for the hit ABC series Abbott.
Brunson Olay is the latest unapologetically accurate role model to change the beauty model. After struggling to conform to a narrowly defined version of beauty, even changing her appearance to achieve it, Brunson found the confidence to embrace herself. She has spoken publicly about facing the expectations of others and embarking on a journey of self-love. This inner strength is the source of her work ethic and fuels her undeniable talent. Today, she continues to break unrealistic beauty standards with Olay. Her first beauty campaign was in the spirit of Olay’s skin promise never to be touched again, to champion authentic beauty and never touch the skin.
“It’s an honor to be the new face of such an iconic brand,” said Brunson. “When I was growing up, society pushed an unattainable standard of beauty. Brands told me I had to change everything about myself to be beautiful. It’s exciting to be a part of the latest Olay campaign and help change that narrative. This partnership, which is coming to life as my first beauty collaboration, really ‘pinched me.’ It’s time.
“We are thrilled to have Kunta Brunson join the Olay family,” said Stephanie Haley, P&G’s senior vice president of Olay and North American Skin Care. “Kinta’s fearless confidence is unmatched, and she represents all of us women who are not afraid to face whatever we want. At a time when her own standards of beauty were being shaped by society, she decided it was time to share her unique perspective. We’re honored to work with someone who advances Olay’s mission to empower women with the courage and confidence to face anything.
Kering announced Changes in the membership of the board of directors
Jean Liu tendered her resignation as a member of the Board of Directors of Caring effective July 27, 2022, and the Board accepted her resignation. Ms. Liu has been an independent director since June 16, 2020. Vincent Schaal has been appointed director representing the employees of the Social and Economic Committee, replacing Claire Lacaze, whose term ends on July 31, 2022.
As a result, Caring’s Board of Directors now consists of 13 members, including:
Six independent directors (55% of board members excluding directors representing employees according to the AFEP-MEDEF code); Five women (45% of board members, excluding directors representing employees according to the AFEP-MEDEF code); Five different nationalities (British, French, Italian, Ivorian and Turkish).
Confindustria fashion elected Ercol Boto Pola new president
The assembly of members of the Confindustria Moda Italian Federation, which brings together associations in the textile, fashion and textile sectors, met today in Milan and appointed Ercole Botto Poala as its new president. Boto Poala has been the vice president of the federation.
Ercol Boto Poala started his career at Reda in 2005, working in various areas of the company, from production to marketing, from new business to design, to CEO. President of Milano Unica, the reference exhibition for high-end fabrics and clothing accessories, for more than 4 years.
He was succeeded by Cirilo Marcolin, thus becoming the third president in the history of Confindustria Moda.
The newly elected president, Ercole Botto Pola, said: “The textile, fashion and accessories sector is returning to play the role of one of the main engines of the Italian economy after years of severe epidemics and the main contribution to business is the balance of the village.” Challenges such as sustainability, digitalisation and globalization can only be solved by working together as a system. It will be my task to lead Confindustria Moda into a new phase of its life where the union will be stronger and stronger.
Textiles, fashion and accessories are showing a positive start to 2022 despite challenges related to rising energy and raw material prices. According to forecasts, the first half of 2022 should close with +16 percent growth.
The meeting gave long applause and heartfelt thanks to outgoing president Cirillo Marcolini for his humanitarian and professional commitment in recent years, leading the federation through the most difficult crisis in the history of Italian fashion.
Outgoing President Cirilo Marcolin said: “I wish Ercol the best of luck in the difficult but very exciting challenge it faces today.” Ercole has a strong vision of the system and a strong focus on meeting the diverse needs of players in our supply chain, which is why I am confident that Confindustria Moda is the right person to lead an increasingly strong and realistic relationship. It always allows us to compete better in international situations.
Donna Fairclose, director of operations for North America
Donna Fairclose has been named director of North American operations (new post) at Purple. Fairclose was previously VP Global Marketing and Communications at Lafayette 148 New York. Prior to that, Fairclose was SVP Global Marketing and Communications at John Varvatos Enterprises. Before that, she held positions at the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Yves Saint Laurent and Dolce & Gabbana.
Andrea Incontri is the new creative director of United Colors Of Benetton.
Benetton has announced the appointment of Andrea Incontri as creative director of its women’s, men’s and children’s collections. Incontri was the former menswear creative director at Tod’s.
“Andrea Incontri is very proud to join the large Benetton ‘family’ because in him we recognize the passion, enthusiasm and research that allowed us to surpass the goals that mark the birth and history of our brand. Benetton has contributed to increasing fashion sensitivity and awareness of the many social issues that Italy has faced over the past 50 years. It is an industrial and creative enterprise that has done. The arrival of Encontri brings new energy to a success story, one of the companies and brands that want to lead the Italian industry in those years when the redefining of the social role of fashion and clothing is urgent. , CEO of the Benetton Group.
In August, Benetton’s Fall Winter 2022-23 will launch a new advertising campaign across all channels under the artistic direction of Incontri to present the United colors. The first Summer 2023 collection designed by Incontri will be officially presented at Milan Fashion Week in September.
Thanks to his architectural studies, his creative experience – with his own brand and Tod’s creative direction, where he offers a cross-sectional vision for fashion creation and marketing – Encontri includes the role of designer and design engineer. His style is based on what he calls “standard reduction” and guides Benetton to address the complexities of today’s world.
“I am very honored to be joining Benetton,” said Incontri. “This is a company, a brand, a creative and production philosophy whose history has a great significance for my personal and professional training and the history of Italy in general, not only in the field of industry and fashion. I am proud to receive this appointment because it is not only about clothes, but about the wider cultural aspects of the changing aspects of modern humanity. Because it allows me to participate in a value project that involves issues.