Paco Rabanne Plots Runway Return, Designer Collaborations

Paco Rabanne
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A look from Manish Arora's Spring 2011 runway show.

Paco Rabanne is coming back in a big way.

The iconic label, now under the helm of new creative director Manish Arora, has confirmed that it will return to the Paris Fashion Week runway in Spring 2012, WWD reports.

What's more, it's teaming up with designers for a series of collaborations dubbed Paco Lab.

First up is madcap accessories guru Judy Blame, who will be updating Paco Rabanne's signature 1969 chain mail handbag along with a collection of jewelry in March.

“I think people are looking for brands with great heritage—and stories to tell,” says Vincent Thilloy, vice president in charge of Rabanne’s fragrance, fashion and accessories businesses.

“It’s a perfect time to come back.”

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