Footwear company Candie's Inc has appointed the CEO of fashion group Bill Blass Ltd, Michael Groveman, to its board of directors.

In addition, the managing director of business and legal affairs for Music Theatre International, Drew Cohen, has also joined the board.

"We are thrilled to welcome these two excellent candidates to the Candie's board of directors," CEO Neil Cole said.

"Now that we have transformed the company to a licensing and brand development company, we wanted to build on the existing talent of our board with senior executives in the licensing industry.

"We believe that Mr Groveman and Mr Cohen perfectly complement our current group."

Candie's is the licence holder for the Candie's and Bongo footwear brand names.