MILAN— Costume National Group has signed a licensing agreement with Italian shoe company Calzaturificio Rodolfo Zengarini for the production and worldwide distribution of the Costume National-branded men’s and women’s footwear lines. Details of the transaction were not disclosed.Launching with the fall collection, the partnership will run through 2024.The house’s spokesman Stefano Frattini said the deal “will allow our company to develop our presence in the sector,” relaunching the footwear category globally.Frattini described Marche-based Calzaturificio Rodolfo Zengarini — which also operates the footwear collections of Roberto Cavalli, Blumarine and John Galliano — as a “serious, capable, reliable” partner.Costume National was founded by Ennio and Carlo Capasa in 1986. After 30 years at the helm, the Apulia-native brothers sold the company to Japanese-Chinese investment bank Sequedge, which acquired a 17 percent stake in the brand in 2010. As a result, Ennio and Carlo Capasa exited the company in 2016. Costume National’s collections are currently designed by Koji Udo and Yasutoshi Ezumi, who are in charge of the men’s wear and women’s wear lines, respectively.
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