The new collections will be developed, produced and distributed by Delta Galil, with the collections rolling out beginning in fall through early 2013. The lines will be distributed at Kenneth Cole New York retail stores and select department and specialty stores worldwide.
"We are very excited about this new initiative and are pleased to have such a strong partner in these important classifications as we look to continue to better access the global marketplace," says Paul Blum, chief executive officer, Kenneth Cole Productions. "As was the case with our announcement last month to partner with The Reliance Group in India, this arrangement is another step in our overall strategy to become a leading dual gender global lifestyle brand."
"Kenneth Cole is one of the most recognized brands in the fashion industry and a great addition to our branded portfolio," says Isaac Dabah, chief executive officer of Delta Galil Industries. "We are excited to be partnering with the Kenneth Cole team, and we look forward to applying Delta Galil's strengths in design, product and material innovation, and global distribution to grow both the Kenneth Cole brands and our own business."
Kenneth Cole's current licensing partner, Esportia International, will continue to ship during the transition period.