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AvroKO, the design team behind hip downtown eateries Double Crown, PUBLIC and Stanton Social, is getting into the fashion game.

A dress from The AvroKO Collection for Mona & Holly

A dress from The AvroKO Collection for Mona & Holly.

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MEAL TICKET: AvroKO, the design team behind hip downtown eateries Double Crown, PUBLIC and Stanton Social, is getting into the fashion game. The company has teamed up with sportswear label Mona & Holly to create a limited edition line of retro-chic dresses, skirts and shorts for spring. Starting next month, pieces from The AvroKO Collection for Mona & Holly, which retail for $75 to $365, will hit racks at a handful of high-end boutiques across the country, including Otte in New York and Kaveri in Chicago. And come May, the designs will also be on display at Double Crown and PUBLIC, where hostesses will wear looks from the collaboration as part of their uniform.

DIESEL ON THE HUNT?:
Diesel is looking for a new chief executive officer, according to sources. It appears Diesel veteran Marina Tosin, who currently acts as vice president and chief executive officer of both Diesel and its parent company, Only the Brave Srl., will focus full time on the latter. The move is seen as a way to streamline operations and have a dedicated person manage Diesel exclusively, given the growth of both parent company and the jeans and sportswear brand. Only the Brave president Renzo Rosso will continue to also be president of Diesel. The new executive is expected to join the company in three to six months. In light of Diesel’s expansion and product extension, sources say Rosso is also reconsidering the role of the brand’s creative director, a post that may be held by more than one person. Current creative director Wilbert Das is said to be mulling an exit from the company he joined more than two decades ago, as his contract expires at the end of the year.

BEDTIME STORIES: The perfectly fluffed pillows in the windows of Calvin Klein Collection’s Madison Avenue flagship don’t give an actual signal that the company’s hard-working executives are in dire need of a nap. Far from it. Calvin Klein Home donated several pillowcases to support a collaboration between artist Jonathan Horowitz, whose work is currently on display at the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, and the Art Production Fund. The fund, cofounded by Yvonne Force Villareal and Doreen Remen, produced Horowitz’s Pillow Talk Cases, featuring rotating pairs of white Calvin Klein pillowcases silk-screened with names of uberfamous couples, like “Barack” and “Michelle,” “Sam” and “Lindsay,” and “Bert” and “Ernie.” Some of the pillow creations are now also installed at the Collection store windows and in its home department. A limited edition of the pillowcases are on sale at the store, as well as at P.S.1 and the fund’s Web site. All proceeds will benefit the fund.

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