Private Brands Inc, a subsidiary of Tarrant Apparel Group, has signed an exclusive license agreement with House of Dereon, the branded apparel line founded by pop star Beyonce Knowles and her mother, Tina Knowles. 

The young contemporary women's line, which is expected to launch in time for holiday delivery at better specialty stores worldwide, will feature ready-to-wear, casual sportswear, and denim offerings.

Barry Aved, president and CEO of Tarrant Apparel Group, said: "House of Dereon adds a very exciting new dimension to our growing portfolio of private brands, which includes American Rag, Cie, Alain Weitz large sizes, and Gear 7 brands."

He added that Beyonce will have an active role in supporting and marketing the brand.

The companies Beyond Productions and Kids Headquarters will provide the infrastructure for licensing and brand management to House of Dereon.