Smalto, the top of the range Italian origin menswear label and part of French luxury brands group Alliance Designers, has signed a distribution agreement with China's Shan Shan.

This makes provision for the opening of 50 sales outlets over a three year period from summer 2008. Smalto is also set to develop in South Korea with the opening of 10 outlets -  in the form of stores or retail space inside existing stores - planned by 2010. 

Smalto has also accorded a manufacturing and distribution licence in Latin America for ready-to wear garments to local partner, Diorvett.

By Stuart Todd.