Lars Nilsson, one of the earlier holders of the now-cursed Nina Ricci job, has landed himself a new position, one as un-Ricci as possible. He's launching a menswear collection with Mabro, an Italian manufacturer. The Swedish designer's actually made his way through a host of cursed houses; he worked at Bill Blass until going to Ricci in 2003 and then, in late 2007, landed at Gianfranco Ferre, taking over for Mr Ferre himself. But he surprised everyone by leaving less than a year later. If we were him, we'd be fed up with womenswear, too. According to Nilsson, Mr. Nils, the menswear line, will make "chic sportswear with tailoring. It's a modern and accessible luxury brand, which will be manufactured entirely in Tuscany, Italy." It'll debut at Pitti Uomo in January.
Karl Lagerfeld Apparently Thinks Alexander Wang is 'the Best Man for the Balenciaga Job'
Not one to sit out on any fashion debate, Karl Lagerfeld has apparently weighed in on Alexander Wang's new position at Balenciaga.