Barry Aved, a director of Tarrant Apparel Group since 1996, has been named as its new president. Mr Aved briefly served as the casual apparel firm's president from September 1999 through March 2000.

Mr Aved has been a consultant to apparel manufacturers, including Tarrant, and has previously held top executive positions at various national retail specialty stores for over 30 years.

These include ten years of buying and merchandising at Dayton's, VP, GMM ready-to-wear at The Limited, CEO of Brooks Fashion Stores and president of id Inc, and CEO of Lerner New York.