Cacharel, the family-run French company, has signed a long-term partnership with Aeffe for the development of the label’s womenswear prêt-a-porter line. Following the recent appointment of Cedric Charlier as the company's new Creative Director, news of the union comes at a particularly exciting time. "I am convinced that thanks to this partnership between Cacharel, with its history full of successes and renewed in its creative identity, and the Aeffe Group, known for its know-how, focus on high quality production and excellent customer service, we will be able to make the most of the Cacharel project,” said Massimo Ferretti, Chairman of Aeffe Group. The first outing from the freshly established partners will be the Fall/Winter 10-11 collection that will be unveiled in Jan. 2010.

—Emma Holmqvist