US fashion house Calvin Klein is discontinuing its partnership with licensee Jimlar Corp to bring its footwear collections in-house for Asia and Europe.
The brand, which is owned and operated by PVH Corp, has collaborated with Jimlar for a decade, but will take over managing Calvin Klein footwear when Jimlar’s license expires at the end of this year.
“Jimlar has been a best-in-class licensee for over 10 years and we’d like to thank them for contributing to the successful development of our footwear business,” said Calvin Klein’s president of global licensing John Van Glahn. “We … will continue the momentum by bringing the category in-house in Europe and Asia, leveraging PVH’s operations and expertise to take the business to the next level.”
The new arrangement affects footwear lines under Calvin Klein Jeans, Calvin Klein and CK Calvin Klein. The footwear business will proceed from next year onwards under internal management, giving the firm greater control over development and design.
CK’s existing networks will be employed to manage distribution of the footwear.