French designer Gilles Dufour is set to go it alone after signing a new deal with Italian fashion house Basile. Almost a year after having his contract at Balmain terminated for producing a line of clothes that were deemed detrimental to the Balmain image, Dufour has bounced back with a line of ready to wear, colourful designs that will go on show in Milan at the end of February and into Paris for the fashion week.