September 2 2014

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Michael and Nicole Colovos Depart Helmut Lang


helmut langToday, after eight years at the house’s creative helm, Michael and Nicole Colovos have stepped down from their post at Helmut Lang, has learned. The husband-and-wife team, who presented a critically acclaimed Fall ’14 collection in New York just weeks ago, helped to rebrand Helmut Lang as a contemporary label after its namesake designer’s departure in 2005. The new creative leadership of the brand will be announced in the coming months. “I want to extend my sincere thanks to Michael and Nicole for their commitment to the house and its successful evolution into a leading force in the contemporary marketplace. I am confident in their future and wish them all the best,” said Andrew Rosen, CEO of Helmut Lang’s parent company, Link Theory Holdings, in a statement. The split was apparently a simple, clean break. “We are grateful for the opportunity that Andrew gave us to reestablish Helmut Lang. We will always have a deep affection for the brand,” offered the designers. There is no news yet of the couple’s plans. The Resort ’15 collection will be developed by Helmut Lang’s existing design team.

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