Brown Shoe has signed with singer, songwriter and actress Fergie to create a namesake shoe brand.

Her debut collection is due by spring 2009, but retailers can preview early designs at the June 2008 Fashion Footwear Association of New York shoe show.

Plans for the launch of Fergie footwear include a dedicated website and personal appearances, Brown Shoe said.

"I have always loved fashion because it's a great way to express your mood. And I'm definitely a shoe lover," said Fergie.

Brown Shoe's entertainment brand partners also include musicians Carlos Santana and Reba McEntire, as well as television personality Gretta Monahan.