ENTERING CLOSED: Berlin based designer Kostas Murkudis has been named new chief women’s wear designer of the Hamburg based sportswear label Closed. The designer and the brand said the first women’s wear collection designed by Murkudis is slated for fall 2013. The Greek-German designer started his career at Joop and then was design assistant to Helmut Lang for seven years. He started his own label in 1994. He was also creative director at New York Industrie from 2000 to 2003 and then served as creative director for Burlington Menswear from 2005 to 2006. Closed is a premium casual sportswear collection for men and women. The brand is currently distributed in Europe, the Americas and the Middle East.