Luxury footwear and accessory brand Buscemi has appointed fashion executive Rebecca Damavandi as CEO. Her immediate areas of focus at the leather design label will be growth and ongoing development of the women’s collection and the brand’s e-commerce site relaunch, which will offer exclusive Buscemi styles as of late fall. Buscemi is also opening its first flagship store during New York Fashion Week.

Damavandi has experience in global branding and product development and previously worked for fashion groups Vince, Kellwood Company and Elie Tahari.