Bernard Krief Consulting (BKC), the company rescue specialist which has submitted a takeover bid for Christian Lacroix, is set to acquire stock market-listed French women's fashion designer Montaigne Fashion Group (MFG) which went into administration earlier this year.

BKC is fast-developing a taste for fashion-related firms.

In September, it signed an agreement in principle to take control of women's chainmail clothing label, Lil pour l'autre; and at the beginning of 2009 made a successful bid for French thread manufacturer DMC SA, which had been in administration for a number of months.

In August 2008, BKC also bid successfully for DMC's fabrics division, DMC Tissus, in association with Pakistani textiles group Kohinoor.