US fashion company Steve Madden has entered into a licensing agreement with L'Koral Industries to design and market a women's fashion apparel line for the Steve Madden brand.

The collection is scheduled to debut in better department stores and specialty retailers in Spring 2010, a statement said.

Steve Madden, founder, said: "I'm very excited about creating trend-right ready-to-wear for the Steve Madden customer.

"Jane Siskin [CEO of L'Koral] really understands my design aesthetic and the Steve Madden brand identity, making L'Koral the ideal partner for us."