ANNE KLEIN NEW YORK, managed by Takihyo Co.,LTD. (headquarters: Nagoya, Aichi) in Japan, withdraws from the Japanese market in line with the expiration of the license contract on Feb. 26th.

The brand was founded by designer Anne Klein in 1968. In 1973, Takihyo invested in the brand and in 1974, due to the passing of the founding designer Anne Klein, the company of the brand was bought out by Takihyo the following year, the same year that the brand entered the Japanese market. In 1999, Takihyo sold the brand to a US company Jones Apparel Group (currently known as The Jones Group Inc.), however began to sell Anne Klein in Japan again in 2002 by obtaining the license.

A new brand named BERARDI will be managed by Takihyo from Feb. 27th. This brand is the second line from Antonio Berardi, which presents its collection at London Fashion Week.