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Iii apparel ralph lauren women group signs izod cheap ralph lauren men New yorkG iii apparel group, ltd. (Nasdaq:Giii)Today announced that it had entered into a license agreement with phillips van heusen corporation(Nyse:Pvh)To design, market and distribute both men's and women's non leather outerwear.Deliveries will commence for the fall 2005 season for men's product and the holiday 2005 season for women's product.The initial term of the license is for mens ralph lauren jackets a three year period ending december 31, 2007, with one five year renewal option.Additional terms of the license were not disclosed.Morris goldfarb, chairman and chief executive officer of g iii apparel group, said,"We are very pleased to begin work on this comprehensive license for izod outerwear.We believe that the izod brand identity and design aesthetic represent a strong opportunity for us.The line will be inspired by a culture of sport and leisure and the designs will be clean and crisp and offer functional detail and youthful comfort.The business will be targeted to a 25 to 45 year old consumer with a modern, relaxed attitude toward dressing. "Mr.Kenneth wyse, president of licensing and public relations, at phillips van heusen corporation, said,"We're pleased to partner with g iii apparel group for this category.As a leading outerwear company, g iii joins our efforts to propel izod to the front of consumer awareness with exceptional design and quality. We look forward toGiii capitalizing on the strength of the IZOD brand. "AboutG iii apparel group, ltd.G iii apparel group, ltd.Is a leading manufacturer and distributor of outerwear and sportswear under licensed labels, our own labels and private labels.The company has fashion licenses with kenneth cole, nine west, cole haan, jones apparel, sean john, cece cord, bill blass and james dean and sports licenses with the national football league, national basketball association, major league baseball, national mens ralph lauren mesh australia polo hockey league, louisville slugger, nascar, world poker tour and more than 60 universities nationwide.It owns and markets the calvin klein brand worldwide.Bass co., and its licensed brands Geoffrey Beene, Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction, BCBG Max Azria, BCBG Attitude, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Sean Jean and Chaps.Statements concerning g iii's business outlook or future economic performance, anticipated revenues, expenses or other financial items;Product introductions and plans and objectives related thereto;And statements concerning assumptions made or expectations as to any future events, conditions, performance or other matters are"Forward looking statements"As that term is defined under the federal securities laws.Forward looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and factors include, but are not limited to, reliance on foreign manufacturers, the nature of the apparel industry, including changing customer demand and tastes, reliance on licensed product, seasonality, customer acceptance of new products, the impact of competitive products and pricing, dependence on existing management, general economic conditions, as well as other risks detailed in the respective filings with the securities and exchange commission.G iii assumes no obligation to update the information in this release.