company is expanding its fashion presence with an ensemble of licensing partners.
"Fashion Week illuminates such extraordinary memories," says Kathy Ireland. "This is the ideal time to announce our growth in the category our company knows best. 7th Avenue and its leaders are home. We believe many will be surprised by the assortment of wonderful clients, put together for us by our astounding Lee Mandelbaum and his great team at Legacy Licensing and Price Point Buying. Great appreciation to Linda Mandelbaum of Rylex, whose brilliance is with us every step of the way. Congratulations and welcome, with special thanks to the Hanan family of PPI, for believing in us when few doors in apparel were open, as well as our initial and beloved partners, John and Marilyn Moretz."
Announcements include a multiyear renewal with PPI for continuing kathy ireland sleepwear and intimate apparel.
MIVI, the kathy ireland Worldwide imprint, which launched with men's underwear and loungewear
Other kathy ireland Worldwide 2022 fashion licensing launches include manufacturer, Ikeddi, for sportswear, pantsuits and daytime dresses.
Bagatelle International, specializing in outerwear, special-occasion dress and denim will premiere on HSN in October and become available at
, among other luxury retailers, later this year. Siskind, has acquired the license for slippers; Guild Consulting is the licensee for men’s and women's jewelry and swim fashion creator, Amerex, has acquired the license in this category from kathy ireland Worldwide.
BHFO.com, an online retailer, will now add kathy ireland to its roster of designers.
The multiyear agreements and relationships were negotiated by Lee Mandelbaum of Legacy Licensing and Price Point Buying NYC. Mr. Mandelbaum exclusively represents kathy ireland Worldwide fashion, in tandem with long-term kiWW partners, John and Marilyn Moretz of Moretz Marketing.
"We could not be happier with the leaders in these industries," Jon Carrasco, worldwide creative director and Stephen Roseberry, president and chief marketing officer, kathy ireland Worldwide, say in a joint statement. "Kathy, in tandem with Rocco Ingemi, our EVP of fashion and fine jewelry, cautioned patience as we quietly grew these categories with extraordinary people. Our additional clients will be announced in October."
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