Hip menswear brand Yoko Devereaux (yokod.com) is no longer a solo venture.

The six-year-old Brooklyn-based line with a cult following announced a partnership today with Wing Son Garments Ltd (wingson.com), an activewear manufacturer headquartered in Toronto, Canada. As part of the deal, Wing Son will invest an undisclosed amount that will give it a 50% ownership of the brand.

“This is a very exciting opportunity for both myself and the Yoko Devereaux brand,” said the label’s creative director, Andy Salzer, in a written statement. “To have the opportunity to really focus on my role as creative director within the company is ideal. And to work with such a talented and well-respected organization such as Wing Son is really a dream come true. For a growing brand like Yoko Devereaux, a relationship like this is key.”

Wing Son’s founder and CEO, Chak Cheng, added: “Our mandate is to promote and sustain North American manufacturing within the challenging manufacturing marketplace. Being able to support and foster such an innovative menswear brand is extremely exciting for us. Yoko Devereaux's innovative designs with fleece and jerseys not only challenge fashion’s traditional concepts, but also our production processes. This partnership is a result of technical production fuelled by creativity."

A vertical company, Wing Son Group has been diversifying in recent years. Its manufacturing arm, Wing Son Garments Ltd., remains the core of the business but the group recently has expanded to include a high-end retail clothing line, a wholesale apparel program and other lifestyle-oriented brands.

Salzer founded internationally distributed Yoko Devereaux in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 2001. (A look from its fall 2007 collection is pictured above.) Since then, it has opened a standalone store there and also collaborated with such companies as In God We Trust and Converse.

Its latest collaboration, a collection items such as a bottle opener, set of sake glasses and an ashtray with Mexican housewares company DFC (dfcasa.com), will be unveiled at a party in New York City on Monday.