Following Malcolm Carfrae’s departure from his post as global head of communications at Calvin Klein a month ago, the label has announced another departure and a slew of promotions on their communications team today. The shuffles begins with Chris Martinelli, the former vice president of PR, menswear and celebrity at Calvin Klein, who left the label to join Equinox as their vice president of public relations. In an email to The Daily, he wrote: “I have the chance to take all of my knowledge and experience in fashion, lifestyle, entertainment, celebrity and sports and put it to use [at Equinox]. They are committed to building a lifestyle brand, not just a fitness club. I’m really excited about this opportunity and new direction for my career.”
Meanwhile, Jennifer Crawford has taken on the position of senior vice president of global communications after 10 years with the label. She’s being promoted from senior vice president of corporate communications, meaning her new day-to-day role will now have much more of an international influence. Her previous titles have included VP of marketing and communications at Diane von Furstenberg and the director of marketing and creative services at Kellwood Company. Additionally, Nacole Snoep has been promoted from senior vice president of women’s PR and celebrity to senior vice president of PR and celebrity, adding menswear to the mix. Snoep arrived at CK in 2008 from a stint as vice president of PR at Oscar de la Renta; previously she was the PR director at Michael Kors. Other changes chez CK include the promotion of Antoine Phillips from the menswear PR manager to the menswear PR director, while former menswear coordinator, Aaron Alexander will be stepping into the PR manager position. Additionally, Amanda Pena has been appointed manager of corporate communications from her senior coordinator gig.