Robert Rodriguez Introduces Robert Rodriguez Edition

Feb 27, 2012, 10:00 ET from The Jones Group Inc.

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Robert Rodriguez division of The Jones Group Inc. (NYSE: JNY), today announced the launch of a new collection by Robert Rodriguez, the Chief Designer of the division. Robert Rodriguez Edition is a contemporary capsule collection designed to complete a woman's wardrobe and lifestyle. Creating key pieces to build a woman's essential wardrobe, Rodriguez went beyond basics when designing this collection. Edition is the ultimate, on-going series of iconic items women need in their lives.

Rodriguez said: "I like a sense of beautiful function. Everything to me has a purpose. Edition brings beauty and sophistication together to create sexy and versatile pieces that serve as a starting point to how a woman creates her everyday wardrobe."

The collection embodies the signature aesthetic of Robert Rodriguez - seaming, draping and sophisticated embellishment. The approach to silhouettes is more body-conscious and based on tailoring to fit a woman's body and curves. Fabrics include luxurious textures of stretch leather, matte techno stretch, stretch suiting, draped cupro jersey, sequins, silk textured burnout, stretch shirting and signature silk prints.

Key items are soft suiting jackets in Slim Boyfriend and Tailored silhouettes, trousers in cropped, skinny and flared shapes, menswear shirting with feminine details, artfully crafted soft blouses, luxe t-shirts and dramatically draped dresses and pencil skirts.

Price points range from $295 to $595 for sportswear and $695 to $1195 for leather and outerwear pieces. The line will launch in both domestic and international fine department stores, as well as specialty boutiques and, this August, on

ABOUT ROBERT RODRIGUEZ Rodriguez, a Cuban native who grew up in Miami, launched his signature brand in 2003 after nearly two decades of experience designing for a broad range of brands including Christian Dior. Rodriguez is known for his sleek silhouettes with dramatic details and draping, innovative fabrics, and an innate attention to fit, function, and comfort. Rodriguez is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).

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About The Jones Group Inc. The Jones Group Inc. ( is a leading global designer, marketer and wholesaler of over 35 brands with product expertise in apparel, footwear, jeanswear, jewelry and handbags.  The Jones Group has a reputation for innovation, excellence in product quality and value, operational execution and talent.  The Company also markets directly to consumers through branded specialty retail and outlet stores and through its e-commerce sites.

The Company's internationally recognized brands and licensing agreements (L) include: Nine West, Jones New York, Anne Klein, Kurt Geiger, Rachel Roy (L), Robert Rodriguez, Robbi & Nikki, Stuart Weitzman, B Brian Atwood (L), Boutique 9, Easy Spirit, Carvela, Gloria Vanderbilt, l.e.i., Bandolino, Enzo Angiolini, Nine & Co., GLO, Joan & David, Miss KG, Jones Wear, Kasper, Energie, Evan-Picone, Le Suit, Mootsies Tootsies, Grane, Erika, Napier, Jessica Simpson (L), Sam & Libby, Givenchy (L), Judith Jack, Albert Nipon, Pappagallo and Rafe(L). 

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