Liz Claiborne brand Enyce is to step into juniors' and girls' footwear and hosiery after signing a manufacturing deal with Gina Group LLC.

The Enyce footwear line will include fashion athletics, vulcanised shoes, dress and casual, sandals, ballets, eva and rubber flip-flops for ladies and girls.

The hosiery collection will include footless tights and legwarmers, as well as athletic and fashion athletic legwear.

Both lines are to launch to the trade in August, the company says, and will be available to select department and specialty stores in February of 2008.

"Footwear and legwear are both very important elements of the Enyce girl's style," said Carmine Petruzello, president, Enyce.

With $50m in wholesale sales, Gina Group also manufactures a wide variety of footwear styles and has licensing relationships with Rocawear, Akademiks, OP and Voit.