In a major move, the house of Helmut Lang has chosen the experienced menswear designer Mark Howard Thomas to be its new Creative Director for menswear. Thomas, 41, joins Helmut Lang from Joseph, the UK-based house.
Tom Ford, Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs and more are slated to present during the shortened NYFW in September. A number of brands, including Fenty Puma by Rihanna and Helmut Lang, will show at a new 9pm time slot.
The label is ceasing operations immediately while co-founders Shayne Oliver and Leilah Weinraub focus on their careers, at Helmut Lang and in filmmaking, respectively. The duration of the hiatus was not disclosed.
Oliver will create a special collection with Helmut Lang that will debut in September 2017. In addition, Helmut Lang appointed Isabella Burley as editor-in-residence and announced the departure of Alexandre Plokhov.