Clash plays catch up with the week’s most fashionable headlines (or something to that effect).

On Wednesday it was confirmed that Michael and Nicole Colovos – the designer couple who’ve been at the helm of Helmut Lang since 2006, following the label’s namesake departing in 2005 – will stand down.

The pair, who helped with the initial re-launch following Link Theory of Tokyo’s acquirement of the Helmut Lang brand, showed their final collection for the label earlier this month at New York Fashion Week.

Their successors haven’t yet been confirmed.


English actress Charlotte Rampling was this week named as the face of Nars’ forthcoming 20th anniversary campaign.

Set to hit pages in September – with Rampling to be shot by the company’s founder and Creative Director Francois Nars – the news has caused a fuss due in part to Rampling’s age; at 68, she is older than the stereotypical face of beauty for a major campaign.

Nars has since cited Rampling as a muse.


In the wake of the Nars news, yesterday Marc Jacobs confirmed 64-year-old actress Jessica Lange as the face of the new Marc Jacobs Beauty campaign.

The line was introduced last year in partnership with French store Sephora, and Lange’s appointment marks the debut campaign.

David Sims – who shot the current SS14 campaign featuring Miley Cyrus – has shot the beauty campaign, a single image of which was tweeted by the brand.

Helmut Lang image via, Marc Jacobs image via Facebook.


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