BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – kathy ireland Worldwide is collaborating with The Royal Footwear & Accessories (The RFA Group) as their Chief Designer, as well as launching her own kathy ireland line of Footwear with the company. As newly appointed Chief Designer, Kathy is committed to bringing chic and affordable footwear to everyday life. The expected launch of the kathy ireland royal foot wear line is set for spring of 2015 and will include a full line of footwear categories.
The brand will emphasize fashion for today’s women and their families. Dynamic trends will meet vibrantly inspired fashions from around the world to make up the collection. The brand will focus on fun colors, interesting textures and unique ornamentation; yet always keeping the needs of today’s women in mind. Key elements will include comfortable constructions, soft footbeds, flex insoles with lightweight outsoles that will incorporate traction technology throughout the footwear brand. Kathy’s unique designs will showcase effortless style for the women who love affordable fashion.
“We are extremely happy and proud to welcome Kathy as the Chief Designer for The RFA Group, with her vivid designs for both the company and her own line,” said Director of Sales, Eddie Spigel. “The collaboration with kiWW represents a huge opportunity for The RFA Group to become part of a company with enormous success.”
“Our new relationship with The RFA Group is an exciting extension for our fashion assortment. The agreement began at the License Global Expo. The RFA Group is an extraordinary company, with incredible leadership, design innovation and commitment to excellence in everything we bring to market. It is a great privilege to serve as Chief Designer for this amazing company. The RFA Group offers an assortment of classic and contemporary styling. Our private label programs deliver extraordinary margins and our designer collections are unique, individual and competitive. One of our many collections include leading fashion icon, Isaac Mizrahi… truly spectacular. My own line, kathy ireland by The RFA Group will launch in Spring 2015, we are working diligently to bring exquisite footwear to our customers,” said Kathy Ireland, CEO and Chief Designer of kathy ireland Worldwide.
About The RFA Group
A Global leader in the footwear industry, The RFA Group is dedicated to designing, producing and marketing quality branded and private label footwear. Family owned and operated, The RFA Group maintains it success by always looking towards future goals. Our dedicated team of employees ensure that our clients’ needs are exceeded through creative design, diverse collections, intricate detailing and fast delivery.
Our product lines offer styles for every age group. Each line is designed with the purpose, to provide quality fashion at reasonable prices. Our products can be purchased at many of the largest retailers in the United States and worldwide. We are continually striving to maintain excellence by constantly innovating our industry, regardless of the market forces we maintain on time and hassle-free execution of all customer orders.
About kathy ireland Worldwide® (kiWW)
Founded in 1993, the kathy ireland Worldwide® brand, celebrates a lifestyle. The missions of “…finding solutions for families, especially busy moms,” “…finding solutions for people in love,” and “…finding solutions for business people,” translates to all kiWW collections, including: fashion, fine jewelry, intimate apparel, accessories, weddings, home, office and more.
kiWW’s unique capability to design and translate fashion trends for all markets and price points allows it to develop product for a wide variety of customer tastes.
Listed as the 28th most powerful brand globally by License Global Magazine, with annual merchandise sales of $2 billion, according to Forbes Magazine, the success of kathy ireland Worldwide is the result of teamwork and dedication. According to Fairchild Publication, Kathy Ireland is one of the 50 most influential people in fashion.
Kathy and kiWW support many non-profits including; YWCA, Dream Foundation, Providence Educational Foundation, 911 for Kids/AEFK, Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation and the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
As a powerful advocate for Israel, Kathy has spoken out for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference, with global leaders, including, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Shimon Peres and President Barack Obama. Kathy is a member of WIZO, and is honored by the ADL and the JNF.