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BERLIN — Daniel Wingate, current design director of the Escada main line collection, has been named fashion director at the Munich fashion house.

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In his new role, Wingate will now be responsible for the design direction of both the Escada and Escada Sport collections. This will help ensure a more continuous signature expression throughout the Escada ranges, a company spokeswoman said.

“As Escada Sport is mostly placed next to Escada, both in a department store environment as well as in monobrand stores, a more harmonized approach in the 10 color stories we deliver per year makes sense,” she added.

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Starting with the resort 2014 collection, which will hit stores in November 2013, Escada White Label will be integrated into Escada Sport, thus expanding the collection in a more luxurious and elegant casual direction. Knit, jersey, denim and outerwear in entry and core price ranges will remain a key focus of Escada Sport, the spokeswoman said.

Wingate will continue to report to Bettina Hammerl, brand director of Escada, while Susanne Schaefer continues as brand director of Escada Sport.