Women's and men's fashion apparel designer, Liz Claiborne Inc, on Wednesday announced the appointment of Kate McKee as vice president, brand concept, research and development for the Liz Claiborne Casual division. Ms McKee, a former design director for Liz Claiborne's Collection division, will rejoin the company on Febraury 11 from Talbots Inc where she held positions of increasing responsibility since 1998 and was most recently design director of Collection.