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Bold Moves – Ibrahim Kamara joins Off-White as Creative and Image Director



Ibrahim Kamara

Ibrahim Kamara joins Off-White as Creative and Image Director

Ibrahim Kamara joins Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh™ as art and image director. He will join a collective of creatives and will ensure the artistic direction of the brand.

Ibrahim’s relationship with Virgil and Off-White™, born and nurtured through DM messages on Instagram, has blossomed both personally and professionally over the past 3 years, creating a strong bond based on respect mutual and shared values. In this new role, he will further develop his influence and vision of the brand’s collections, image and content.

“Following Virgil’s tragic passing, we have worked tirelessly to keep his legacy alive and the brand relevant as an ever-evolving point of reference and platform. Inspired by Virgil’s vision and approach to his art, we’ve nurtured a collective of creative minds who represent the best in class and have a strong, personal connection to Virgil. Having Ibrahim on board, who has been part of the Off-White™ family for years styling our shows, to oversee the art and creation of the brand in this next chapter is a great honor. With his talent and vision, we look forward to tackling the next chapter of Off-White™ together, always remembering the groundbreaking creativity and values ​​that Virgil held dear and that are at the heart of our brand. – Andrea Grilli, CEO of Off-White™

Christopher Bevans named first creative director at Eddie Bauer

Eddie Bauer named Christopher Bevans its first creative director.

The designer officially stepped into the limelight with the creation of his sportswear brand, DYNE, after years of working behind the scenes for other designers and labels such as Nike, Sean John and Billionaire Boys Club and for celebrities such as John Legend and LeBron James. .

He received the “Inaugural International Woolmark Prize Innovation Award” for 2017/2018 and is a member of the Council Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).

Sara Hemming

Dazed Media has announced Sara Hemming as Creative Director of Another Magazine following Marc Ascoli who stepped down after four years at the title after joining the title in the spring of 2018.

London-based Creative Director Hemming returns to AnOther Magazine where she was Art Director from 2007 to 2014. Hemming has always prided herself on supporting emerging talent and exploring visual language and diverse viewpoints and she describes making join AnOther as a homecoming feeling.

Sara Hemming, Creative Director of Another Magazine, says, “This platform has been such an important part of my creative development. I have a lot of respect for the history of the title and the team and I’m excited to help shape its next chapter.

Hemming will work closely with Susannah Frankel, editor of AnOther Magazine; Fashion directors Katie Shillingford and Ellie Grace Cumming alongside fashion goods director Alexander Fury.

Bea Valdes

Vogue Philippines unveils its editorial team

Vogue Philippines’ first editor-in-chief was appointed ahead of the September launch. Bea Valdes will join as editor. Additionally, Pam Quiñones joins as Fashion Director. Trina Epilepsia Boutain has been appointed digital editor. And, Rhoda Campos-Aldanese has been named editor.

For the Philippine edition, Condé Nast has partnered with Mega Global Licensing Inc. (MGLI), a local publishing house with more than 30 years of experience in the premium publishing market.

“We have named individuals who each share the same goal of Vogue Philippines, which is to elevate Filipino fashion and discover emerging talent that will shape the future of the industry,” said Archie Carrasco, President and CEO. of MEGA Global Licensing, Inc. (MGLI). He adds that each has “a deep understanding and appreciation of local and international fashion and seeks to speak to all generations.”

Chris Gurney

Virtue Adds Chris Gurney to Creative Team as Group Creative Director

Virtue, the VICE-powered agency, has continued to grow its APAC creative team with the appointment of Chris Gurney as the group’s Singapore-based creative director. Gurney joins ADK Connect Singapore where he was Creative Director.

Gurney’s appointment follows the arrival of Nuno Dores as associate creative director and Zoe Chen as chief strategy officer over the past two months.

Ciaran Bonass, Executive Creative Director APAC and MEA at Virtue, said, “Chris is a highly experienced senior creative leader, having created innovative brand experiences and creative platforms for leading international companies across all categories. He joins our team in Singapore at a time when brands are looking to harness culture to reach consumers across the region and is a great addition to our growing creative team in APAC.

Gurney said, “The opportunity to work for an agency that puts culture at the heart of how it operates was too good to pass up. Virtue offers a fresh approach to how brands should not just talk to people, but actively engage with them, and I look forward to working with the team and our clients to build brands from within. culture.

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British Vogue announces Law Roach as West Coast editor

Stylist Law Roach has been named West Coast Editor of British Vogue. Roach does the hair of celebrities such as Zendaya, Kerry Washington, Anya Taylor Joy, Naomi Osaka, Tom Holland, Hunter Schafer, Venus Williams, Lewis Hamilton and Bella Hadid. Law is the first African American to appear on the cover and named the top stylist in The Hollywood Reporter’s Most Powerful Stylists issue.

Steve Robaire

ABG appoints Steve Robaire as Executive Vice President of Reebok International

Authentic Brands Group announced that Steve Robaire, a longtime Reebok executive, has been named Executive Vice President of Reebok International.

In this newly created role, Robaire will spearhead Reebok’s expansion into international territories, focusing on developing new business opportunities and implementing a strategy that leverages the heritage and brand prestige to drive sales and growth. He will be the first point of contact for Reebok’s international partners to ensure efficient and actionable movement in a rapidly changing global environment.

Robaire will report to Jarrod Weber, Group President Lifestyle, Chief Brand Officer, effective July 1, 2022. He will be based at ABG’s headquarters in New York.

“Steve’s track record growing Reebok’s market share and growing sales in Greater China and Europe makes him an excellent leader to lead Reebok’s business in all international markets,” Weber said. “There is incredible appetite for the brand in key markets, and with Steve in the lead, we are poised for success.”

Robaire brings nearly 15 years of experience in brand licensing, sales and marketing. Most of his career was spent at Reebok, where he held various positions of increasing seniority around the world, including in Amsterdam, Paris and Boston. Most recently, he served as Vice President/General Manager of Reebok in the Greater China region.

“I am honored to join the ABG family and continue my longstanding relationship with the brand,” Robaire said. “Reebok is an iconic, world-renowned brand that creates and delivers premium products. I am delighted to join ABG’s talented leadership and teams to drive expansion in key regions. »

Nadira Singh

Hudson’s Bay appoints Nadira Singh as CFO

Hudson’s Bay, Canadian store operations under HBC, announced the appointment of Nadira Singh as Chief Financial Officer, effective May 2, 2022. An accomplished and performance-oriented executive, Ms. Singh brings more than 15 years of experience in finance, project planning and retail process transformation, with experience in developing strategies that drive financial and operational excellence. She will report directly to Wayne Drummond, President, Hudson’s Bay.

Wayne Drummond commented, “As we transform our stores into destinations of discovery for our customers, I am thrilled to welcome Nadira to the Hudson’s Bay team. I know she will be a tremendous leader to help us drive our strategy to get results. »

Most recently, Ms. Singh was Vice President, Finance, at Ontario Power Generation. Previously, Ms. Singh held senior positions at Ernst & Young, responsible for financial accounts and reporting, corporate governance and training, and assurance services within the company.

Upon her appointment, Ms. Singh said, “I am thrilled to join Canada’s iconic retail institution, Hudson’s Bay. She continued, “I’m inspired by the team’s work to transform the in-store experience and look forward to supporting Hudson’s Bay stores across Canada.