Fashion giant Liz Claiborne Inc on Friday announced a series of promotions aimed to strengthening management ofthe recently consolidated Liz Claiborne casual, collection and Liz Claiborne woman units.

The New York-based firm named Aru Kulkarni, formerly a vice president and general manager for the casual division, president for special sizes, Liz Claiborne brands.

While Debbie Martin, formerly vice president, product development and design for the casual division, was named vice president, group creative director, Liz Claiborne brands.

It also named Kate McKee, formerly vice president, brand concept, research and development for the casual division, vice president of group product development and design, Liz Claiborne Brands.

And it also named Maryann Ficarra, most recently vice president of merchandising, group merchandising director, Liz Claiborne brands.

Liz Claiborne brands group president, Fritz Winans, said: These changes recognise the superior performance of the individuals promoted and signal exciting opportunities for this newly aligned division as we continue to evolve and strengthen the Liz Claiborne brand."