Leather footwear maker Rodolfo Zengarini Srl has signed an agreement to manufacture and distribute a men's shoe line under the Alessandro Dell'Acqua label.

Rodolfo Zengarini, which also produces footwear under licence to Calvin Klein, Byblos, Iceberg and Gai Mattiolo, will release the range to market in autumn 2004.

Alessandro Dell'Acqua is 70 per cent owned by Italian leather goods manufacturer Redwall SpA.