HIGH ON THE HOG: Harley-Davidson Inc. is going contemporary through a new licensing deal that will get the motorcycle brand into boutiques such as Fred Segal. The company formed a partnership with Trunk Ltd., the Culver City, Calif., manufacturer that is known for T-shirts emblazoned with logos of AC/DC and other rock bands. Harley-Davidson already offers a moderate-priced clothing line licensed to VF Corp. and sells watches made by Bulova. The new line of men's and women's sportswear from Trunk will feature limited productions of vintage-inspired items such as zip-front hoodies retailing for $160. It's also the first time the motorcycle company is cobranding its iconic logo, which will read "Harley-Davidson Designed by Trunk Ltd.," said Andrei McQuillan, Trunk's director of marketing and licensing. The first shipments arrive in October.

TANSKY TO BE HONORED: Burt Tansky, president and chief executive officer of The Neiman Marcus Group, will receive the corporate honoree award at the 12th annual Visionaries gala and award ceremony benefiting the Museum of Arts & Design. The black-tie event, to be held Nov. 8 at Pier Sixty in New York, also will honor John Loring, design director at Tiffany & Co., who will receive the lifetime achievement award; Olga de Amaral, who will receive the artist lifetime achievement award, and collector and dealer Donna Schneier, who will receive the visionary award. The event, commencing at 6:30 p.m., will include cocktails, silent and live auctions, dinner and dancing, and is expected to draw about 750 people. The co-chairs are Jerome Chazen, chairman emeritus, Museum of Arts & Design, and Barbara Tober, chairman, board of governors, Museum of Arts & Design.

LOGO'S SIGNAL SPREADS: Logo TV, the first 24/7 channel for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered viewers, will top its first-year audience goal of 13 million homes by 30 percent — in its first three months — with a Comcast rollout that will extend the digital programming to a total of between 17 million and 18 million in 22 markets by Friday. That potential audience, said Logo spokesman David Bittler, will handily top the 2 million to 7 million households, on average, that are typically exposed to a new digital cable channel in its launch year. Talks under way with cable providers such as Cox Communications and Time Warner are projected to push Logo's exposure to 20 million homes in early 2006. In addition, the Viacom-owned channel's roster of advertisers has grown to 30, up from 10 or so since its June 30 launch.

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