LVMH’s Kenzo names Nigo as its new designer. The Japanese entrepreneur and founder of streetwear label A Bathing Ape will be charged with reviving the brand, which also tapped a new chief executive, Sylvain Blanc, from French intimates brand Undiz.
Ben Cobb named editor of ES Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of Another Man and head of menswear coverage at LOVE will join The Evening Standard’s culture and lifestyle supplement in October.
Function of Beauty finds a new chief executive in Laura Mercier president. The brand, best known for its custom hair care formulas, has named Alexandra Papazian chief executive on the heels of receiving $150 million in funding from LVMH-backed private equity firm L Catterton last December. Prior to taking the reins at Shiseido-owned Laura Mercier, Papazian was a longtime L’Oréal executive. At Function of Beauty, she replaces co-founder Zahir Dossa who will move into the role of executive chairman.