06 Jun '11, 11pm

DTN Singapore: Chinese duo take creative helm at Cacharel: PARIS - FRENCH fashion house Cacharel, best known for...

PARIS - FRENCH fashion house Cacharel, best known for colourful prints and breezy pret-a-porter styles, on Monday named a Paris-based Chinese design duo as its new artistic directors. Liu Ling and Sun Dawei - who succeed Cedric Charlier, who left the family-owned business in March after just four seasons - will send out their first collection during the next Paris fashion week that opens September 27. In a statement, Cacharel said Ms Liu, 32, a native of Harbin in north-east China, and Sun, 29, from Dalian, would be in charge of womenswear, menswear, children's clothing and accessories. Ms Liu and Mr Sun started their studies in China before coming to Paris to attend the prestigious Chambre Syndicale fashion institute, where they met. They started their own label, Belle Ninon, in 2009. Ms Liu's career has taken her to Balenciaga and Yves Saint Laurent, while Mr Sun has hon...

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MILAN (AP) — Benetton has been named You Nguyen as its new chief merchandizing officer and creative director. South Vietna...