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Roland Mouret to Expand Offerings

Designer is on the move, with plans to add collections and put MR, the men’s wear line he launched last year, on ice.

MORE MOURET: Roland Mouret is on the move, with plans to add collections and put MR, the men’s wear line he launched last year, on ice. An announcement is expected today. In 2012, the designer will unveil cocktail and bridal collections. He will also launch his first footwear line.

“The company has made a decision to realign its focus on continuing the growth of its successful women’s wear business, and, as a result, the MR men’s wear line has been put on hold, effective immediately,” a company spokesman said.

Mouret unveiled the collection in Paris in January 2010 and stockists include Mr Porter, 10 Corso Como and Forty Five Ten in Dallas. Earlier this year, Mouret was also named creative director of Robert Clergerie. The spokesman said the spring order books for the women’s collection were up 33 percent on fall 2011.