Lacroix's ready-to-wear and haute couture might be things of the past following the French fashion label's bankruptcy last year, but the label will be branching out into stationery, sunglasses, and home decoration.

According to fashion trade paper Women's Wear Daily, Christian Lacroix has already signed deals for all four collections: his sunglasses range in collaboration with Hong Kong-based label Mondottica will launch in September, New York company Libretto Holdings will introduce Lacroix-branded stationery the same month, and his home textiles will be released together with England's Designers Guild next year.

A range of 'decorative wood panels' will launch as early as June but is considered a business-to-business venture for decorators.

Lacroix CEO Nicolas Topiol also told WWD in the exclusive interview that the brand was looking for new licensing partners for the children's line, while those for its bridal and men's wear ranges were standing by the company. The designer Christian Lacroix himself will have nothing to do with these projects, however.

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