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- Menswear designer Adam Kimmel will take a yearlong break from designing after he ships his Fall 2012 collection to stores. He'll use the time off to "enrich my vision, spend time with my family, and explore a number of creative arenas that have interested me while I'm still young." [WWD]
- Diane von Furstenberg was instated as president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America for the fourth time last week, extending her tenure until at least 2014. The group also approved 26 new members, including Joseph Altuzarra, Carly Cushnie, Michelle Ochs, and Von Furstenberg's right-hand man Yvan Mispelaere. [The Cut]
- J.Crew will make its introduction to the Chinese market through a partnership with retailer Lane Crawford. The store will play host to a curated selection of the retailer's Fall 2012 women's ready-to-wear and shoes, menswear, and accessory collections. "When it comes to editing and presenting collections with a creative and elevated point of view, no one does it better," said J.Crew CEO Mickey Drexler. [Fashion Etc.]