Force moves | Berluti Parts Ways With Artistic Director, Mytheresa Names President of North America


Kris Van Assche is leaving Berluti. The Belgian designer has been artistic director at the LVMH men’s label since 2018. Going forward, Berluti said it would approach presentations in a less structured way. Van Assche’s last collection for the label was presented on April 8.

Mytheresa names Heather Kaminetsky president of North America. The luxury ecommerce platform announced that Kaminetsky will be joining the company effective June 1. Kaminetsky was most recently the chief brand officer of direct-to-consumer footwear start-up M. Gei. She has experience in both fashion and e-commerce, having previous roles at Net-a-Porter, Borderfree and Barneys New York.

Away names co-founder Jen Rubio CEO ahead of a potential IPO. The luggage company was valued at $ 1.45 billion and was named Rubio’s Chief Executive after serving in the position for two months on an interim basis. She takes control at a precarious moment; the pandemic has disrupted travel and Away’s revenues have fallen (by an estimated 55 percent last year, according to Bloomberg Second Measure).

Helly Hansen’s CEO to step down. Paul Stoneham is leaving the Norwegian outerwear manufacturer towards the end of the year after serving as Chief Executive since 2015. Stoneham, who led Helly Hansen through a 2018 sale to the Canadian Tire Company, will remain in his position as the brand names and completes. transfer to a new CEO, the company said Wednesday.