Tod’s will launch the first apparel line under its brand at the Paris ready-to-wear shows next month. The line has been designed by Derek Lam, an American assistant of Michael Kors who is also launching his own line in New York. Meanwhile, Diego Della Valle, who controls Tod’s together with his brother Andrea, has opened the first boutique in Hong Kong under the name of Roger Vivier, a brand which he owns personally, licensing it out to Tod’s. Separately, Diego Della Valle has raised to 4.34 percent his own stake in RCS MediaGroup, the Italian media company that owns the Milan daily “Corriere della Sera.”