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News Flash: Musical Chairs, Luxury-Style

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Lisa Mclaughlin

IT’S A SEASON of change as three venerable companies welcome new designers. Menswear designer John Bartlett’s obsession with Ghurka’s leather hand bags dates from his undergraduate days at Harvard. Now he has been appointed creative director of the iconic American luxe leather-goods purveyor, where he will oversee all aspects of men’s and women’s accessories. Italian fashion house Brioni also has a new creative director, appointing Spanish designer Cristina Ortiz to be in charge of its women’s collection. And a trench, skirt, blazer and polo shirt are the core of the TOD’s by Derek Lam collection, a sophisticated line of luxurious basics. —By Lisa McLaughlin

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