Clothing companies Kenneth Cole Productions Inc and G-III Apparel Group Ltd have agreed a deal to extend their licensing relationship for outerwear.

G-III Apparel, which has been a licensee for Kenneth Cole New York and Reaction Kenneth Cole ladies' outerwear since 1995, will also manufacture, market and distribute men's outerwear under the Kenneth Cole New York and Reaction labels as of 1 January 2005.

The license covers a four-year period, with one four-year renewal term, subject to the satisfaction of certain performance conditions.

Starting with the autumn 2005 collection, G-III will replace the current men's outerwear licensee Gordon & Ferguson of Delaware Inc, whose deal is ending by mutual agreement.

Kenneth Cole Productions Inc designs, sources, and markets a range of footwear, handbags, and accessories under the brand names Kenneth Cole New York, Reaction Kenneth Cole, and Unlisted, a Kenneth Cole Production.

G-III Apparel Group Ltd also has fashion licenses with Nine West, Timberland, Cole Haan, Jones Apparel, Sean John, and Bill Blass.