WINNING TRIO: French designers Stéphanie Coudert and Fred Sathal will return to the Paris haute couture calendar in July, both after several years’ absence. The Chambre Syndicale, French fashion’s governing body, elected the labels guest members of the couture calendar at a meeting of its supervisory board on May 6.

Dice Kayek was also given a guest slot. A newcomer to the couture calendar, the Turkish label has shown during Paris’ rtw collections in the past. Yiqing Yin, who has recently benefited from Mode et Finance’s financial investment in her signature brand, told WWD in April she would skip couture week in July to focus on pre-collection and her rtw line.

This story first appeared in the May 13, 2014 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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