Mizzen + Main CEO to Depart, Stitch Fix Exec to Take Helm

Mizzen + Main turned to Stitch Fix to find its next chief.
The Dallas-based online men’s wear brand has tapped Chris Phillips, the head of men’s and children’s wear at Stitch Fix, to replace Kevin Lavelle, its founder and ceo. Lavelle will be leaving Mizzen + Main to join The Seminar Network, part of the Koch political network in Washington, according to CNBC, which first reported the news.
Lavelle said he had no plans to leave the company he started in 2012, but when the Koch family reached out to him about joining The Seminar Network, a business that brings together social entrepreneurs to improve the world, he decided to take the plunge.
“It was a shocking request, but they have ambitious goals to make a significant impact on society,” Lavelle said, adding that their mission “aligns with how I view the world.”
So he set out to find someone to succeed him. “I believe we’ve found the absolute perfect person to take this company to the next level,” he said. “I’m actually more excited about the future with a seasoned retail operator on board.”
Lavelle said he will continue to be involved with Mizzen + Main as chairman and an investor. He will remain

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Michael Kors Brings Pesaresi on Board to Helm Men’s Division

Michael Kors Holdings Limited has named Andrea Pesaresi president of Michael Kors Men’s, effective Oct. 15.
He succeeds Don Witkowski, who passed away in June, and will report to John D. Idol, chairman and chief executive officer.
Pesaresi was most recently ceo of Philippe Model, but prior to that, he spent 25 years at Ermenegildo Zegna, where his most recent role was brand director of Z Zegna and Licensing, a post that encompassed product development, brand strategy, international expansion and marketing. Pesaresi joined Philippe Model, an Italian sneaker brand, at the end of 2016.
“Andrea has been in the industry for 30 years and comes to us with extensive knowledge of the evolving luxury men’s marketplace,” Idol said. “Andrea will provide the necessary leadership to enable us to achieve our goal of developing the Michael Kors men’s wear business to $ 1 billion in revenue.”
The company declined to say how large the men’s business is today, but in the first-quarter earnings call in early August, Idol said that while men’s is “still small to the total company, it continues to grow.” He cited strength in logo sportswear “for Father’s Day gifting, particularly the Greenwich polo and our knit logo baseball jacket,” along with “refined pieces such

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Fosun Buys Majority Stake in Caruso, Umberto Angeloni Leaves Helm

MILAN – Caruso is receiving an injection of funds from Fosun, its Chinese partner since 2013. At the same time, Umberto Angeloni, chairman and chief executive officer of the Italian men’s wear company Raffaele Caruso SpA, is leaving his role this month.
He is succeeded by his eldest son Marco Angeloni, chief operating officer of the label, who first joined the company in 2010. Marco Angeloni has an MBA from French business school Insead, and previously worked at Bain & Co.
While financial details were not disclosed, sources say Fosun has increased its stake from 35 percent to the majority in Aplomb Srl, Umberto Angeloni’s and Ruggero Mangoni’s holding company. This will allow to further expand business globally. The two partners will continue to hold a minority share in Caruso.
Umberto Angeloni, who spearheaded Brioni’s growth from 1990 until 2007 and turned it into a luxury lifestyle brand, bought the 35 percent stake in Caruso through Aplomb in 2008. Caruso at the time was a public company listed on the Milan Stock Exchange.
Angeloni was also instrumental in building the label, setting in motion a retail plan that included the opening of important flagships in New York and Milan, and conceiving a communication and

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José Manuel Albesa to Succeed Ralph Toledano, Helm Puig Fashion

PARIS – Puig is shaking up its upper management ranks and has promoted José Manuel Albesa to steer its fashion houses, including Carolina Herrera, Nina Ricci, Paco Rabanne and Jean Paul Gaultier, WWD has learned.
The executive adds the responsibility to his current role as chief brand officer at family-owned Puig.
Ralph Toledano, who joined as president of Puig fashion five years ago, has exited the Spanish company.
Reached by WWD, Toledano said he submitted his resignation at the end of last year and quietly wrapped up his tenure at the end of January. He said he would take a short break and take up a new role in September.
Toledano declined to elaborate on his next move, saying only that “it’s a totally different activity, and I’m delighted with the idea of starting a new career.”
“We would like to thank Ralph for his dedication during the past five years, and wish him the very best for the future,” Puig said.
The company asserted that the nomination of Albesa reinforces the cohesiveness of its long-term brand-building strategy.
In the new structure, reporting to Albesa, are Ana Trias, brand vice president of Carolina Herrera and Nina Ricci, and Vincent Thilloy, brand vice president of Paco Rabanne and Jean

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Deadpool Director in Early Talks to Helm Terminator Reboot

James Cameron will regain the rights to The Terminator in 2019, and is reportedly heading up a reboot that may be helmed by Deadpool director Tim Miller.

According to Deadline, Cameron is in early talks with Miller to direct the project, with the rights to The Terminator reverting back to its creator 35 years after the original film‘s debut in 1984. 

After co-financing the Alan Taylor-directed Terminator Genisys, Skydance Media CEO David Ellison is investing in “an exploratory effort that includes engaging some top-flight science fiction authors to find the movie creatively.”

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The Pentagon’s Response to Ted Cruz Regarding Jade Helm 15

Recently, Senator Ted Cruz from Texas asked the Pentagon to clarify its intentions with military exercises in Central Texas called “Jade Helm 15.” The Pentagon’s response follows:

Dear Senator Cruz:

Thank you for your inquiry into whether the Jade Helm 15 military exercise is the first wave of a federal takeover of Texas, the Trojan Horse, as it were, of the end of sovereignty in the Lone Star State. Our response, contrary to the long tradition of official correspondence and military bureaucracy, is concise: no.

But that’s just what you would expect us to say, isn’t it?

Perhaps, then, you would prefer not an official proclamation but a reasoned answer. As a master debater in college (Princeton, right?), you surely appreciate the reliability of logic, your public statements over the past few years notwithstanding. If you are disinclined to take the United States Armed Forces at their word when we promise no ill intentions towards Texas, then perhaps your considerable and vaunted intellectual powers, which once posited the regrowth of hymens as a guard against unauthorized incursions in domestic affairs, could be swayed by incontrovertible fact.

I know you think highly of our capabilities. Why else would you advocate for a short war with Iran? If we are indeed that powerful, we could probably launch an attack from any of the 15 U.S. military bases already within Texas’ borders. While Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher may have found it necessary, even attractive, to invade countries that can easily be overrun, the present DoD considers such lopsided contests at best unsporting.

As someone who was not born within the borders of this country, it might interest you to know that Texas is already part of the United States. In fact, Texas has twice joined the Union. The first time your adopted state joined the USA in 1845 it set in motion events that led to the Mexican-American War. Later, when Union troops conquered the Southern rebellion, Texas rejoined the Union. It is not, therefore, farfetched to think that Texas’ relationship to the rest of the United States could involve war, but please also keep in mind that when we refer to the United States of America, Texas is being implicitly included. We thought about calling it the United States of America and Texas, but we were afraid people might think Texas was a retrograde backwater of reactionary lunatics who think Moses was a Founding Father and laugh at you. This is way better.

Please also consider there are a great many things about Texas and Texan culture that could be threatened by another unnecessary armed conflict between Texas and the United States. We like Texas barbecue. That Green Beret who carried the flag out for the Texas Longhorn football team? That was pretty cool. The wildflowers along the highways are no joke. The late Texan Chris Kyle, the “American sniper,” is a hero to many. Texas gave the world Lyndon Johnson, a staggering gift for which America was perhaps not entirely prepared. Without the Lone Star State, the Western swing band Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys would have appeared under the performing name Robert Wills and His Playboys, which is ghastly, or not have existed at all, a possibility that DoD has officially classified as “too awful to contemplate”. And we really dig the self-awareness, the love of self that, while occasionally metastasizing into paranoid delusions such as those that motivated your original query, also make Texas a culture with an indelible sense of place.

But, we reiterate, that place is in the United States. On previous visits, we noticed that many of your residents enjoy Social Security and Medicare (you’re welcome), volunteer for the armed services, treasure federal parks, wildlife preserves, and wilderness areas, and earn and spend currency backed by the full faith and credit of the United States. With a quick Internet search, I also learned that nearly a third of Texas’ total revenue is from Federal funding. In fact, millions of your schoolchildren pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America almost every day. And unlike yourself, they apparently mean it.

There is a fundamental misapprehension that we feel is at the root of your query about our intentions was revealed in a recent comment you made to the press.

We are assured it is a military training exercise. I have no reason to doubt those assurances, but I understand the reason for concern and uncertainty, because when the federal government has not demonstrated itself to be trustworthy in this administration, the natural consequence is that many citizens don’t trust what it is saying.

If, Senator Cruz, you believe that the United States military is a political tool of its civilian leadership, you have reached a conclusion unsupported by fact, history and good sense. The troops swear to uphold the Constitution of the United States. To besmirch their loyalty to the country, even in the service of making hackneyed political points in the Republican primary, does not make you a patriot, but a partisan. Even a Princeton and Harvard Law man should know the difference.

Also, it makes you the rudest Canadian we’ve ever run across.

Sincerely Yours,

Secretary Ashton Carter

Elie Jacobs and Frank Spring, who along with Jason Stanford are political partners of the Truman National Security Project, contributed equally to this post but suffer lesser billing because of Stanford’s inability to figure out certain technological hurdles.

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