Indre Rockefeller, general merchandise manager and creative director of trunk shows at Moda Operandi, is leaving the retailer to become U.S. President of Spanish fashion brand Delpozo.
It's a brand new post at the Perfumes y Diseño-owned label, whose clothes, often described as "pret-a-couture" because of their ornate quality and extravagant proportions, can cost several thousand dollars a piece. Since Josep Font took over as creative director in 2012, Delpozo has made a big U.S. push, showing at New York Fashion Week each season beginning February 2013. It has also had an especially close relationship with Moda Operandi, who has hosted both online and offline trunk shows for the brand.
"I have had the pleasure of working with Josep Font and the Delpozo team since the brand's relaunch and am thrilled to be joining the company," Rockefeller wrote in an e-mail to Fashionista. "I am immensely grateful for Moda Operandi's ongoing support of emerging designers, which has been instrumental in my career and in the evolution of Delpozo."
Rockefeller, 33, brings an interesting array of skills to Delpozo. A graduate of Princeton University, she served as assistant to Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour from 2009 to 2010 before heading to Stanford to get her MBA. There, she developed a deep interest in the intersection of fashion, retail and technology, becoming fashion director of Bay Area startup ModeWalk for a year before joining Moda Operandi.
Rockefeller is the latest in a string of high-profile departures from Moda Operandi, which has made a name for itself selling clothes "straight from the runway" (i.e., by pre-order). Co-founder and CEO Aslaug Magnusdottir left the company last May (she was replaced in October), followed by Creative Director Taylor Tomasi Hill in October. Director of Product Elizabeth Cordry left her post at the company earlier this month.
News of Rockefeller's departure was first reported by WWD.