NEW YORK — Nicole Miller has signed a three-year outerwear licensing deal with the Amerex Group. Aimed at better department stores and specialty stores, the coats and jackets will make their debut for fall 2013.
Miller said Tuesday, “I design for modern women. My philosophy is to create interesting clothes that are fun, flattering, luxurious and subtly sexy.” In addition to the outerwear, Miller oversees design for each of her brand’s 25 licensees including bedding, eyewear, fragrance, footwear, jewelry, lingerie and luggage, as well as for her main collection.
Amerex chief executive officer and president Ira Granger described Miller as “a driving force in the fashion industry for an unprecedented 30 years.”
David Meltzer, executive vice president of Amerex, is overseeing the collection. The move is in line with the company’s plans to broaden its outerwear, swimwear and sportswear labels. With the addition of Nicole Miller to its roster, Amerex Group now has 14 licensed and proprietary outerwear, swimwear and sportswear brands including 1 Madison, Carter’s, Jessica Simpson, Jones New York, London Fog, Red Carter, OshKosh B’Gosh and Wrangler.
Amerex executives declined to comment on first-year projected wholesale volume.
“This acquisition is the perfect addition to the roster, since Nicole Miller is a respected fashion presence with successful brand recognition. With her style sensibility and Amerex Group’s manufacturing capabilities, the partnership will produce fashion-forward, attainable products for women worldwide,” a company spokeswoman said.