Paul Frank Partners With Signorelli for Women’s and Juniors Line

Paul Frank, the kitschy Southern California apparel and accessories company known for its "Julius the Monkey" image, has formed a licensing partnership with Signorelli to manufacture U.S.-made fashion tops for women and teens.

The tops will include an assortment of graphic tees and tanks that will have the Julius image on them as well as classic Paul Frank designs that will debut for Fall.

Since its inception in 1997, the company, started by artist Paul Frank, has collaborated on a number of licensing projects, expanding its merchandise with books, stationery, home décor, eyewear and bicycles.

Previous Paul Frank collaborative collections include Paul Frank and Lotta Luv Beauty cosmetics, Paul Frank and Skull Candy headbuds, Baumvision eyewear, and its recent partnership with the Institute of American Indian Arts Museum of Contemporary Native Arts,in which it will debut a collection during Santa Fe Indian Market of its first-ever collaboration with four Native American designers.

In 2010, Paul Frank was acquired by Saban Brands, a Los Angeles company that provides full-service management and strategic business development for its intellectual properties.

"We are thrilled to partner with Signorelli and look forward to providing trendy new designs and styles for female fans of Paul Frank," said Kirk Bloomgarden, senior vice president of global consumer products at Saban Brands.