Mark Howard Thomas Exiting Helmut Lang to Join Lacoste – WWD

A look from Helmut Lang's fall 2019 collection.

Mark Howard Thomas has ended his quick stint at Helmut Lang and can reportedly be headed to Lacoste as its new males’s designer, in accordance to market sources.

Helmut Lang officers confirmed the resignation and mentioned that no successor has been named at this level.

Thomas joined Helmut Lang in New York as inventive director for males’s put on only one yr in the past. He had beforehand labored for London-based Joseph.

When he joins Lacoste, as anticipated, Thomas can be reunited with Louise Trotter, who was named inventive director of the French model final October. She is the primary lady to have stuffed that function within the historical past of the Paris-based Lacoste.

Thomas’ work at Joseph was well-received, as was his first assortment for Helmut Lang that was proven in New York in January. He holds a grasp’s diploma from Central Saint Martins and over the course of his profession labored for Neil Barrett and Givenchy beneath Riccardo Tisci earlier than becoming a member of Joseph.

He couldn’t be reached for touch upon Thursday and Lacoste didn’t instantly reply to a request for affirmation.


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