Los Angeles-based apparel maker People's Liberation Inc has named Lokat as its exclusive distributor for its William Rast brand in Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia.

Based in Zagreb, Croatia's capital city, Lokat's current list of clients includes Barbara Schwarzer, Dear Cashmere and Shivadiva. It is planning to open its own retail store in Zagreb by 2009.

"Lokat has earned an outstanding reputation in international markets as an agency that has successfully mastered the balancing act of retaining continuity and loyalty in a world of fast-paced trends," commented People's Liberation's chairman and CEO, Colin Dyne.