Lars Nilsson, the former womenswear designer of Nina Ricci, has created a new menswear line with the Italian-based manufacturer Mabro. The new range called Mr. Nils will be launched in January at Pitti Uomo and will cover men’s sportswear and tailoring, shoes and accessories. The collection will be wholesaled worldwide to specialty retailers. “I’m thrilled and enthusiastic to be undertaking this exciting project,” said Nilsson. “With the best in manufacturing capabilities at my disposal I’m looking forward to building a modern, accessible luxury brand from the ground up, developing Mr. Nils into a globally-recognized and distributed name.” Pitti Uomo will be held on Jan. 12-15 in Florence.

—Melanie Gropler