On Monday, after eight years of serving as the creative directors of New York-based label Helmut Lang, Michael and Nicole Colovos announced that they are leaving the label, according to multiple reports.
The married design duo took the creative reins back in 2005, when the brand's namesake designer decamped, and the fall 2014 collection that they showed at New York Fashion Week earlier this month will be their last. The resort 2015 collection will be designed by Helmut Lang's in-house team, as a replacement is not expected to be named for a few more months, according to Style.com. (Helmut Lang's press team did not immediately respond to a request for confirmation of those details.)
In a statement, Helmut Lang and Theory's CEO Andrew Rosen said, "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."
Creative changes seem to be abound at Theory these days: The Theyskens' Theory line dropped the "Theyskens" from its name this season in an attempt to create a more focused branding image. But the split at Lang was reportedly an amicable one, and the Colovoses gave their own statement, saying, "We are grateful for the opportunity that Andrew gave us to reestablish Helmut Lang. We will always have a deep affection for the brand."