NEW LANG SIGN?: Does Helmut Lang have its eye on Katayone Adeli, whose namesake New York label was once the last word in great-fitting pants and the coolest leathers?

According to market sources, Lang is zeroing in on a design contract with Adeli, setting the stage for a relaunch of the New York-based brand controlled by Link Theory Holdings Co. Ltd. Adeli has devoted herself to consulting projects since shuttering her signature label in 2003, which she launched after designing the Los Angeles contemporary line Parallel.

This story first appeared in the September 29, 2014 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

Michael and Nicole Colovos exited as Lang’s creative directors last February. The former Habitual duo had been at the helm of the brand for eight years.

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