Calvin Klein, Inc. announces global partnership with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

NEW YORK, 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Calvin Klein, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH), today (Nov. 28, 2017) announced a multi-year partnership with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Calvin Klein, Inc.’s financial commitment will support the foundation’s endowment from which it distributes grants sustaining the creation, presentation and documentation of contemporary visual art. In turn, Calvin Klein will be granted unprecedented access to the late artist’s works, including many that have not yet been published. The global partnership is effective through 2020 and will extend to licensing projects across various business lines and future activations within the CALVIN KLEIN brand portfolio.

“I am proud that through this licensing agreement with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Calvin Klein will be continuing its longstanding commitment to the celebration of American artists and their prolific work,” said Steve Shiffman, Chief Executive Officer, Calvin Klein, Inc. “I look forward to the global rollout of this partnership across multiple levels of the CALVIN KLEIN consumer experience.”

“I’ve come to realize that Warhol’s genius goes much deeper than cheerful Campbell’s Soup paintings,” said Raf Simons, Chief Creative Officer. “He captured all sides of the American experience, including sometimes its darker sides. Warhol’s art tells more truths about this country than you can find almost anywhere else.”

“Warhol’s legacy is not limited to the tremendous influence of his timeless concepts but also through the work of the foundation he established, which has become one of the pre-eminent funders of contemporary art having distributed over $275 million in grants since inception,” said Michael Dayton Hermann, Director of Licensing at theWarhol Foundation. “We are proud that Raf’s visionary work at Calvin Klein will unabashedly embrace all facets of Warhol’s work and generously contribute to the foundation’s endowment.”

The first iteration of the partnership was unveiled in September 2017, with Raf Simons’ Spring 2018 CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC runway show. The collection, which is available in stores in January 2018, incorporates a selection of Warhol artworks as placement screen prints. The body of work is intimately connected to the collection’s inspirations of cinema, the dream factory of Hollywood and its depictions of both an American nightmare and the all-powerful American dream. The pieces feature portraits of Warhol intimate and art collector Sandra Brant (1971) and movie star Dennis Hopper (1971), as well as Knives (1981–82), Electric Chair (1964–65), and Ambulance Disaster (1963–64) from Warhol’s Death and Disaster series. The collection also features pieces produced under license and in collaboration with Hopper Goods, a brand inspired by the life and spirit of actor, photographer, and iconoclast Dennis Hopper.

Andy Warhol’s links to fashion dated back to his first years as an artist, when his witty shoe pictures drew eyes to Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. In the 1970s, the connection became more personal when Warhol befriended a fresh generation of New York designers that of course included Mr. Calvin Klein himself. Klein had set out to capture a new, truly American essence in his creations, and that meshed perfectly with Warhol’s own interests.

Now, 30 years after Warhol’s death, Simons is setting out to renew the relationship between the great American fashion house of CALVIN KLEINand this greatest of American artists. Thanks to The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Simons has been forging what he sees as a deep, thoroughgoing collaboration with the undying genius of Warhol, built on the creative ideals that they share. Like Warhol’s art, Simons’ designs for 2018 and beyond are committed to a fearless embrace of the place and the times that we live in.

About Calvin Klein

CALVIN KLEIN is a global lifestyle brand that exemplifies bold, progressive ideals and a seductive aesthetic. We seek to thrill and inspire our audience while using provocative imagery and striking designs to ignite the senses.

Founded in 1968 by Calvin Klein and his business partner Barry Schwartz, we have built our reputation as a leader in American fashion through our clean aesthetic and innovative designs. Global retail sales of CALVIN KLEIN brand products exceeded $8 billion in 2016 and were distributed in over 110 countries. CALVIN KLEIN employs over 10,000 associates globally. We were acquired by PVH Corp. in 2003.

About PVH Corp.

With a history going back over 135 years, PVH has excelled at growing brands and businesses with rich American heritages, becoming one of the largest apparel companies in the world. We have over 35,000 associates operating in over 40 countries and over $8 billion in annual revenues. We own the iconic CALVIN KLEIN, TOMMY HILFIGER, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Speedo*, Warner’s and Olga brands, as well as the digital-centric True & Co. intimates brand, and market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands.

*The Speedo brand is licensed for North America and the Caribbean in perpetuity from Speedo International Limited.

About The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

As the preeminent American artist of the 20th Century, Andy Warhol challenged the world to see art differently. Since its founding in 1987 in accordance with Andy Warhol’s will, The Andy Warhol Foundation has established itself as among the leading funders of contemporary art in the United States having distributed over $275,000,000 in grants supporting the creation, presentation and documentation of contemporary visual arts, particularly work that is experimental, under-recognized or challenging in nature. The foundation’s ongoing efforts to protect and enhance its founder’s creative legacy ensure that Warhol’s inventive, open-minded spirit will have a profound impact on the visual arts for generations to come. Proceeds the foundation receives from licensing projects such as this contribute to the Foundation’s endowment from which it distributes grants. For more information please visit www.warholfoundation.org.

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Contact:
Alexandra Wagner
212-292-9794
SVP, Corporate Communications
alexandrawagner@ck.com

Amanda Peña
212-292-9223
Director, Corporate Communications
amandapena@ck.com

Source: Calvin Klein, Inc.

PVH participated in the NYC Pride March 2017 as a Platinum Level Sponsor

PVH participated in the NYC Pride March 2017 as a Platinum Level Sponsor

Over 800 PVH associates and guests brought the “Runway to Pride” to Fifth Avenue with the company’s first-ever custom designed float.

NEW YORK, 2017-Jun-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of the national celebration of Pride Month in the US, PVH participated in the NYC Pride March 2017 as a Platinum Level Sponsor on Sunday, June 25. The initiative was led by the company’s newly formed LGBTQ Business Resource Group (BRG) and marks another step in PVH’s commitment to creating an inclusive environment where every individual is valued.

Over 800 PVH associates and guests, wearing PVH Pride Logo t-shirts, brought the runway to Fifth Avenue, marching alongside the company’s first-ever custom designed float, “Runway to Pride.” Both corporate and retail associates expressed their individual style by customizing their t-shirts and showing off their designs on the runway.

“I continue to be inspired by our associates who showcase their individuality every day,” said Emanuel Chirico, Chairman & CEO, PVH Corp. “I was incredibly proud to see over 800 members of the PVH family come together to celebrate the NYC Pride March.”

Rainbow colored Pride underwear, specially designed for LGBTQ Pride Month, was distributed to the crowd by models wearing CALVIN KLEINand Tommy Hilfiger underwear and makeup by Leo Alonzo and PVH associate Jillian Zino. DJ Lina Bradford spun live from the top section of the float.

PVH’s Instagram, Facebook and YouTube channels featured livestreams and live updates, capturing all of the best moments throughout the day. A custom “PVH Runway to Pride” Snapchat filter was available for the entire parade route. Visit PVH Corp. on YouTube to view the highlights video.

PVH has been celebrating Pride around the world throughout the month of June. On Sunday, June 25, associates in Canada participated in Toronto Pride March activities, and on June 17, the Calvin Klein Underwear store in Brazil hosted a pre-celebration for the São Paulo Pride Parade. Retail stores across the US and Canada have been displaying custom decal window stickers in their windows and doors to show their support. The company will continue to participate in Pride events globally, including Pink Dot Hong Kong in October.

Photo credit: Provided by PVH Corp.

About PVH Corp.

With a history going back over 135 years, PVH has excelled at growing brands and businesses with rich American heritages, becoming one of the largest apparel companies in the world. We have over 30,000 associates operating in over 40 countries and over $8 billion in annual revenues. We own the iconic CALVIN KLEIN, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, IZODARROW, Speedo*, Warner’s and Olga brands, and market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands.

*The Speedo brand is licensed for North America and the Caribbean in perpetuity from Speedo International, Limited.

SOURCE: PVH Corp.

Media:

PVH Corp.
Dana Perlman
212-381-3502
Treasurer and Senior Vice President
Business Development and Investor Relations
communications@pvh.com

PVH further participates in the fast growing online channel with the acquisition of direct-to-consumer e-commerce retailer True&Co.

NEW YORK, 2017-Mar-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — PVH Corp. [NYSE: PVH] announced today (Mar. 16, 2017) that it has entered into an agreement to acquire True&Co., a direct-to-consumer intimate apparel e-commerce retailer. True&Co. is changing the way women shop online by redesigning the art of bra shopping. It uses a proprietary fit quiz to recommend bras and other intimates that will best fit the responding consumer. Leveraging its consumer-centric data for the over five million women who have taken its quiz, True&Co. enables women to embrace an entirely different and personalized lingerie shop that offers a fun, fashionable and truly intimate experience. This acquisition will enable PVH to further participate in the fast growing online channel and provides a platform to increase innovation, data driven-decisions and speed in the way it serves its consumers across its channels. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Emanuel Chirico, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PVH Corp., commented: “Today’s announcement illustrates our commitment to driving innovation across our business and demonstrates our commitment to making strategic investments in our digital platforms to support our long-term growth initiatives. We believe that we can leverage the analytics tools of this data-driven company, while leveraging PVH’s intimates category expertise, including global brand management, product know-how and supply chain.”

“Five years ago, I founded True&Co. to change the way women shop for intimate apparel. In PVH, we have a strategic partner who can help us bring this change to as many customers as possible. We look forward to joining PVH’s portfolio of brands and to help drive growth initiatives for PVH’s other brands,” said Michelle Lam, Co-founder of True&Co.

About PVH Corp.

With a history going back over 135 years, PVH has excelled at growing brands and businesses with rich American heritages, becoming one of the largest apparel companies in the world. We have over 30,000 associates operating in over 40 countries and over $8 billion in annual revenues. We own the iconic CALVIN KLEIN, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, IZOD,ARROW, Speedo*, Warner’s and Olga brands, and market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands.

*The Speedo brand is licensed for North America and the Caribbean in perpetuity from Speedo International, Ltd.

About True&Co.

True&Co. provides a unique lingerie e-commerce experience. Founded in 2012 by Michelle Lam, based in San Francisco and designed in New York City, True&Co. originated the online Fit Quiz that transformed the way women shop online by matching recommendations far beyond typical measurements. Leveraging more than 130 million data points for over five million women to date, the company provides a uniquely personalized customer experience with great product.

PVH CORP. SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995: Forward-looking statements made in this press release, including, without limitation, statements relating to PVH Corp’s (the “Company”) future plans, strategies, objectives, expectations and intentions, are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which cannot be predicted with accuracy, and some of which might not be anticipated, including, without limitation, (i) the Company’s plans, strategies, objectives, expectations and intentions are subject to change at any time at the discretion of the Company; (ii) the Company may be considered to be highly leveraged, and uses a significant portion of its cash flows to service its indebtedness, as a result of which the Company might not have sufficient funds to operate its businesses in the manner it intends or has operated in the past; (iii) the levels of sales of the Company’s apparel, footwear and related products, both to its wholesale customers and in its retail stores, the levels of sales of the Company’s licensees at wholesale and retail, and the extent of discounts and promotional pricing in which the Company and its licensees and other business partners are required to engage, all of which can be affected by weather conditions, changes in the economy, fuel prices, reductions in travel, fashion trends, consolidations, repositionings and bankruptcies in the retail industries, repositionings of brands by the Company’s licensors and other factors; (iv) the Company’s plans and results of operations will be affected by the Company’s ability to manage its growth and inventory; (v) the Company’s operations and results could be affected by quota restrictions and the imposition of safeguard controls (which, among other things, could limit the Company’s ability to produce products in cost-effective countries that have the labor and technical expertise needed), the availability and cost of raw materials, the Company’s ability to adjust timely to changes in trade regulations and the migration and development of manufacturers (which can affect where the Company’s products can best be produced), changes in available factory and shipping capacity, wage and shipping cost escalation, and civil conflict, war or terrorist acts, the threat of any of the foregoing, or political and labor instability in any of the countries where the Company’s or its licensees’ or other business partners’ products are sold, produced or are planned to be sold or produced; (vi) disease epidemics and health related concerns, which could result in closed factories, reduced workforces, scarcity of raw materials and scrutiny or embargoing of goods produced in infected areas, as well as reduced consumer traffic and purchasing, as consumers become ill or limit or cease shopping in order to avoid exposure; (vii) the failure of the Company’s licensees to market successfully licensed products or to preserve the value of the Company’s brands, or their misuse of the Company’s brands and (viii) other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Risks and uncertainties related to the acquisition include, among others: the risk that the conditions to the closing are not satisfied and the transaction is not completed; uncertainties as to the timing of the acquisition; competitive responses to the acquisition; the inability to obtain, or delays in obtaining, synergies from the acquisition; unexpected costs, charges or expenses resulting from the acquisition; litigation relating to the acquisition; the inability to recognize the expected benefits of the acquisition; the inability to integrate the acquired business without disruption to the acquired business or existing operations; and any changes in general economic and/or industry specific conditions.

The Company does not undertake any obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of the receipt of new information, future events or otherwise.

Contact:
Dana Perlman
212-381-3502
Treasurer and Senior Vice President, Business Development & Investor Relations
communications@pvh.com

Source: PVH Corp.

PVH / Grupo Axo joint venture in Mexico to be closed

NEW YORK & MEXICO CITY, 2016-Dec-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — PVH Corp. [NYSE:PVH] and Grupo Axo announced today (Dec. 1, 2016) the closing of its previously announced agreement to form a joint venture that now licenses from wholly owned subsidiaries of PVH the rights to operate and manage the distribution of Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Warner’s, Olga andSpeedo brand products in Mexico. The joint venture was formed by merging PVH México, S.A. de C.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of PVH and the operator of its Calvin Klein and Heritage Brands businesses in Mexico, with Baseco, S.A. de C.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of Grupo Axo and a distributor in Mexico of PVH’s Tommy Hilfiger brand products. Additionally, the newly formed joint venture also has the license to operate Tommy Hilfiger footwear, as the license agreement with a third party was recently assigned to Baseco. Terms of the joint venture were not disclosed. As previously disclosed, PVH expects this transaction to be neutral to PVH’s 2016 earnings.

“We believe that leveraging Grupo Axo’s in region expertise across our brand portfolio should ensure the long-term potential of our brands inMexico while maintaining a direct ownership interest in our Calvin Kleinand Heritage Brands businesses in Mexico and giving us more control over our Tommy Hilfiger business in the region,” said Emanuel Chirico, Chairman and CEO of PVH.”

“We are excited about the opportunity to expand our relationship beyond Tommy Hilfiger to include the global megabrand, Calvin Klein, as well as the Warner’s, Olga and Speedo heritage brands. We believe all these brands present a significant opportunity for growth in Mexico and we look forward to partnering with PVH to make that potential a reality,” said Andres Gomez, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Grupo Axo.

About PVH Corp.

With a history going back over 130 years, PVH Corp. has excelled at growing brands and businesses with rich American heritages, becoming one of the largest apparel companies in the world. We have over 30,000 associates operating in over 40 countries with over $8 billion in annual revenues. We own the iconic Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Speedo*, Warner’s and Olga brands and market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands.

*The Speedo brand is licensed for North America and the Caribbean in perpetuity from Speedo International, Ltd.

About Grupo Axo

Grupo Axo is a leading multi-brand company in Mexico for apparel, accessories and home brands. Today, Group Axo is an indispensable reference and the most reliable resource for the firms and partners that want to build a successful platform in the Latin-American Market. With a solid retail and wholesale experience for over 22 years, its expertise comes from representing, elevating equity, distributing and operating brands through a multi-channel approach. As of 2016, Grupo Axo operates more than 2,200 points of sale within major department stores and over 400 free-standing stores in both Mexico and Chile. Within its portfolio, Grupo Axo proudly represents Abercrombie & Fitch, Bath & Body Works, Brooks Brothers, Brunello Cucinelli, Coach, Crate & Barrel, Emporio Armani, Guess, Kate Spade, Theory, Express, Hollister, Chaps, Loft, Rapsodia, Thomas Pink, Tommy Hilfiger, Victoria´s Secret and Promoda, the leading off-price retailer in Mexico. www.grupoaxo.com

PVH CORP. SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995:

Forward-looking statements made in this press release, including, without limitation, statements relating to PVH Corp.’s future earnings, plans, strategies, objectives, expectations and intentions, are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which cannot be predicted with accuracy, and some of which might not be anticipated, including, without limitation, the following: (i) the Company’s plans, strategies, objectives, expectations and intentions are subject to change at any time at the discretion of the Company; (ii) the levels of sales of the Company’s licensees at wholesale and retail, and the extent of discounts and promotional pricing in which the Company’s licensees and other business partners are required to engage, all of which can be affected by weather conditions, changes in the economy, fuel prices, reductions in travel, fashion trends, consolidations, repositionings and bankruptcies in the retail industries, and other factors; (iii) civil conflict, war or terrorist acts, the threat of any of the foregoing, or political and labor instability in any of the countries where the Company’s licensees’ or other business partners’ products are sold, produced or are planned to be sold or produced; (iv) disease epidemics and health related concerns, which could result in closed factories, reduced workforces, scarcity of raw materials and scrutiny or embargoing of goods produced in infected areas, as well as reduced consumer traffic and purchasing, as consumers limit or cease shopping in order to avoid exposure or become ill; (v) the failure of the Company’s licensees to market successfully licensed products or to preserve the value of the Company’s brands, or their misuse of the Company’s brands and (vi) other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The Company does not undertake any obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of the receipt of new information, future events or otherwise.

Media / Investors:
Dana Perlman
+1 212-381-3502
Treasurer, Senior Vice President – Business
Development and Investor Relations
investorrelations@pvh.com

Calvin Klein:
Alexandra Wagner
+1 212-292-9794
VP, Corporate Communications
alexandrawagner@ck.com

Tommy Hilfiger:
Abdel El Hamri
+1 212-548-1728
SVP, Global Communications
Abdel.ElHamri@tommy.com

GRUPO AXO
Investors Relations:
Raúl del Villar
+52 (55)30005169
Chief Finance Officer
rdelvillar@grupoaxo.com

Media and Communications:
Lorenzo Ruiz
+52 (55)30005168
VP, Marketing and Communications
lruiz@grupoaxo.com

Source: PVH Corp.

PVH: Van Heusen launches the Flex Collar men’s dress-shirt designed with exclusive technology

NEW YORK, 2015-9-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH), the owner of the Van Heusen brand, today announced the launch of the Flex Collarmen’s dress-shirt designed with exclusive technology to provide men with an additional half inch of expanding collar comfort without wrinkling or compromising the collar structure.

“We believe the Flex Collarshirt will be a game changer within the dress shirt category and are extremely proud to bring this shirt to consumers across the country,” said David Sirkin, President of Dress Shirts atPVH Corp. “The Van Heusenbrand has been known for bringing innovation to dress shirts for almost 100 years and we are committed to continuing to do so.”

In development for nearly two years, the Flex Collarshirt, developed in partnership with Talon International, Inc. utilizes Talon’s proprietary TekFitstretch technology, which transforms an otherwise non-stretchable fabric into a fabric with the ability to stretch and recover without compromising the style, look or feel of the garment.

A comprehensive 360-degree marketing campaign will support the launch of theVan Heusen Flex Collar shirt this fall and is anchored by a national commercial highlighting iconic tight collar moments from classic movies to popular TV shows. The spot will premiere on CBS Sunday, September 20th during the 1pm (EST) national football broadcast. Further, as a long-time sponsor of the New York Giants, Van Heusen will unveil branded in-stadium creative and various digital shorts shot at MetLife Stadium starring running back Rashad Jennings, guard Justin Pugh, center Weston Richburg, linebacker Devon Kennard, defensive tackle Jonathan Hankins and New York Giants’ legend Jessie Armstead. The unique and humorous videos showcase the players in situations where extra space equals more comfort and will be shown on local New Yorkmedia and across the brand’s social media channels.

Longtime Van Heusen spokesmen, Steve Young and Jerry Rice, along with fellow gridiron great, Merril Hoge, will be leveraged in the print and online elements of the campaign. Fans can watch the campaign come to life across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and can follow and join the conversation using the dedicated hashtag – #FlexCollar.

Van Heusen Flex Collar shirts are available now at key retailers including JCPenney, Kohl’s, and Macy’s.

About PVH
PVH Corp., one of the world’s largest apparel companies, owns and markets the iconic Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger brands worldwide. It is the world’s largest shirt and neckwear company and markets a variety of goods under its own brands, Van Heusen, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, IZOD, ARROW,Warner’s and Olga, and its licensed brands, including Speedo, Geoffrey Beene,Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction, MICHAEL Kors, Sean John,Chaps and Ike Behar.

Source: PVH Corp.

Media:
UEG for Van Heusen
Matt McCullough, 212-642-7706
matt.mccullough@uegworldwide.com
or
Investor:
Dana Perlman, 212-381-3502
Treasurer, Senior Vice President
Business Development and Investor Relations

 

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PVH: Van Heusen launches the Flex Collar men’s dress-shirt designed with exclusive technology

PVH: Van Heusen launches the Flex Collar men’s dress-shirt designed with exclusive technology