Market sources say that Bottega Veneta is soon to have a new communications director.
Yannick Angelloz-Nicoud is expected to join the Italian company, taking on the role of worldwide communications director. The post has been vacant after the departure of Olivier Monteil, who left the firm in October. In January, Monteil was named senior vice president global communications, Giorgio Armani Fragrances & Beauty, at L’Oréal in Paris.
Based in Milan, Angelloz-Nicoud currently covers the role of senior head of global public relations, events and celebrity at Hugo Boss, which he joined in 2013. Previously, he cut his teeth at Yohji Yamamoto and Michèle Montagne in Paris before moving to Milan in 2007 to join the Prada Group as Miu Miu communication director. From 2010 to 2013, he served the Giorgio Armani brand as worldwide public relations director, replacing Rod Manley in Milan. Manley is currently executive vice president, global communications at Calvin Klein Inc. in New York.
In his new role, Angelloz-Nicoud would report to chief executive officer Claus-Dietrich Lahrs, who, last October, succeeded Carlo Alberto Beretta at the helm of the luxury label. Beretta was named chief client & marketing officer at Bottega Veneta’s parent company Kering.
Angelloz-Nicoud’s appointment would follow the return of New York-based fashion communication veteran Lisa Pomerantz to Bottega Veneta. After six years as senior vice president of global communications and marketing at Michael Kors, she was named chief marketing officer at the Italian brand in January. Before this, Pomerantz was in charge of global communications at Bottega Veneta for nine years, working alongside Maier.
Bottega Veneta celebrated its 50th anniversary last September in Milan with a coed runway show, which also marked Maier’s 15th anniversary as creative director. The show also set the path for the company’s new strategy. From this year, Bottega Veneta will hold two fashion shows a year, combining its women’s and men’s collections in February and September during Milan Fashion Week.