True Religion Apparel has announced the appointment of Caius Olowu as senior designer for its women's sportswear line.

Olowu has worked for premium labels including Hugo Boss, John Richmond, New Balance Japan, Diamond Geezer and Levi's Europe.

He most recently served as senior women's wear designer for CMQ Japan, having previously freelanced as a senior men's wear designer for Island Co of Tokyo.

"Caius has a very clear understanding of the men's and women's segments of our market, from developing and designing core fits and finishes to commercially interpreting the latest fashion concepts into a brand's identity," said Michael Buckley, president of True Religion Apparel.

"We will continue to make selective, quality additions to our design staff in order to stay on the cutting edge of the high-fashion world."

True Religion Apparel, which designs, manufactures and markets clothing, has expanded its product line to 50 countries.

"We have been a fan of Caius' work for several years," said Jeff Lubell, chairman and chief executive officer. "He has a keen eye for detail, and his arrival will be a powerful addition to our expanding design team."