PARIS – Thierry Mugler, the Paris-based fashion and fragrance house owned by Groupe Clarins, has inked a deal with Italy’s Inghirami to manufacture and distribute Thierry Mugler’s men’s wear.
“We are thrilled about the collaboration with Inghirami and to be able to benefit from their outstanding facilities and expertise in the manufacturing of men’s wear,” said Joel Palix, president of Clarins Fragrance. The first collection will be available for fall 2010.
Prior to Inghirami, Thierry Mugler’s men’s wear was manufactured by Italy’s Tombolini Group, which owns the Thierry Mugler store in Paris. Under the new licensing agreement, the men’s store will shutter before the end of this year, a Mugler spokesman said. The brand’s future retail plans were not disclosed.
“This agreement is part of our ongoing strategy of continued growth in the luxury market,” stated Giovanni Inghirami, president of Inghirami Group.
Established in 1949, Inghirami produces fabrics and yarns as well as men’s wear for firms including Ingram, Robert Friedman, Reporter, SanRemo, Fabio Inghirami, Pancaldi & B and Peter & Sons.