Jones Apparel Group, Inc. announced that Mehmet Tangoren has been appointed Senior Vice President of Product Development for the Jeanswear Division. In this newly created role, Mr. Tangoren will oversee all product development of the Energie knit division, as well as lend his experience and knowledge to other divisions of the Jones Jeanswear Division. The Jeanswear design staff will report directly to Mr. Tangoren.
Mr. Tangoren brings over 20 years of experience in women's apparel to Jones' Jeanswear Division. Since 2005 and prior to joining Jones, Mr. Tangoren served as Vice President, Divisional Merchandise Manager Modern/Contemporary/Bridge Sportswear of Macy's East and oversaw the rebuilding of the contemporary sportswear business. Previously, Mr. Tangoren had served as Merchandise Manager for apparel, intimates and accessories at Anthropologie; Executive Vice President, Merchandise Manager at Cache Inc.; and Senior Buyer, Contemporary and Advanced Sportswear, Designer Denim, Branded and Private Label Knitwear at Saks Fifth Avenue.
"We are extremely pleased to welcome a seasoned executive like Mehmet, whose expertise in apparel brand development will be an ideal addition to the Jones Jeanswear division," said Jack Gross, Group Chief Executive Officer, Jeanswear Division for Jones Apparel Group. "As part of Jones' commitment to its core brands, Mehmet will initially work with the Energie team to enhance the brand's already strong footprint within the junior market. The Jeanswear Division has been a strong performer in both replenishment and innovative fashion items and we look forward to continuing to grow this business with our core denim brands - Gloria Vanderbilt, l.e.i. and Energie."