US-based Jones Apparel Group today announced several changes in its overall management structure and board of directors.

Irwin Samelman has been elected vice chairman and a new executive management committe has been set up, beneath which the company will organise its business into the following groups: women's better apparel, women's moderate apparel, footwear, accessories and retail, and costume jewellery.

The company's well-known brands include: Jones New York; Lauren by Ralph Lauren, Ralph by Ralph Lauren, and Polo Jeans Company, which are licensed from Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation.