Men in Fashion Business: Frederic Cumenal appointed president of Tiffany & Co., JW Anderson for Loewe, and de Narp for Bally newest CEO

Jeweller Tiffany & Co. has appointed Frederic Cumenal as president of the company and has appointed him to a newly-created seat on the company’s board.

In this new role, the exec will retain his regional responsibilities but also take those of design, merchandising and marketing. Notably, he will be overseeing the work of Francesca Amifitheartrof, who was recently named head of design at the company. Cumenal will continue to report to chairman and chief executive officer Michael J. Kowalski.

Of the promotion, Kowalski says: “"Since joining Tiffany in March 2011, from the LVMH Group where he was president and chief executive officer of Moet & Chandon, S.A., Frederic has made important contributions to the operational and strategic development of our business. He has brought a global luxury perspective to our brand management initiatives and, in particular, has led the evolution of our regional organizations to support our continued worldwide expansion."


LVMH names J.W. Anderson creative director for Loewe

LVMH has reached a deal with British fashion designer J.W. Anderson, appointing him creative director for its high-end handbag brand Loewe.

LVMH is also taking a minority stake in J.W. Anderson's label, the French company said in a statement. Financial terms were not disclosed.

LVMH, the world's biggest luxury goods group, already revealed last week it was investing in another budding UK label, shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood.

Born in Northern Ireland, Jonathan William Anderson, 29, is known for his urban, androgynous style. He graduated in 2005 from the London College of Fashion where he studied menswear. He launched his own label three years later, and created a small, one-off collection for Versace's Versus line.

His appointment as Loewe's creative director comes amid intensifying competition among luxury groups such as LVMH and Kering SA to lock in promising designers who could someday work for some of their bigger names.

Anderson will succeed Stuart Vevers, who left the Spanish brand earlier this year to join Coach as executive creative director.


Bally names Frédéric de Narp CEO

Bally has appointed Frédéric de Narp as CEO - effective November 4 - following the departure of Berdnt Hauptkorn who left in January 2012 to take up his role of CFO at Fast Retailing Europe.

The Labelux-owned brand will present its final collection by current creative directors Michael Herz and Graeme Fidler at Milan Fashion Week. The design duo’s successor is yet to be named.

Under the supervision of Frédéric de Narp, Bally will undergo a slight brand repositioning to focus on its core strengths of company: quality and workmanship.

Frédéric de Narp started his in career doing retail for Cartier in Japan before climbing the corporate ladder to become president and CEO of Cartier North America. He then moved over to Harry Winston Inc. where he held the same title. He left the jeweler in April 2013.


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