Camuto Group to host an event for CFDA members

April 04, 2008 - United States Of America

The Camuto Group announced a partnership with the Council of Fashion Designers of America, as the first ever footwear Business Service Network (BSN) Corporate Affiliate Member.

The CFDA's Business Services Network allows members to network and create strategic alliances with high profile businesses.

As a business partner the Camuto Group will host an event for CFDA members providing beneficial information about the footwear industry, market place and keys to success in the field.

"As CFDA's only footwear Business Service Network member, Camuto Group brings both knowledge and experience from a largely untapped industry for many of our members.

Their affiliation with the Council will provide a great number of benefits and business opprtunities for our members, "explained CFDA Executive Director Steven Kolb.

"We are extremely excited to partner with the CFDA," said Bob Galvin, President of Camuto Group. "Accessories are a natural extension for any fashion company and we have distinguished ourselves as an industry leader in brand building.

The Council's rich history and desire to advance fashion design as a branch of American art and culture is a goal that we feel we can help pursue."

The Camuto Group is a leading organization for design, development and distribution of women's fashion footwear and is renowned for its ability to build women's lifestyle brands on a global scale.

Camuto Group products are sold in over 5400 doors worldwide. Camuto Group is the owner of the Vince Camuto and Arturo Chiang brands and is the Master Licensee for the Jessica Simpson Collection.

The Company also develops and manages the Antonio Melani and Gianni Bini brands, and holds the footwear license for BCBGirls, BCBG Max Azria and Nicole Miller. The Camuto Group is an owner of Development Apparel and Sanctuary Clothing.

The Business Services Network (BSN) is a community of high profile businesses, both in the fashion industry and outside, which creates custom programming that meets their needs while providing tangible value to CFDA members.

The purpose of the network is to create strategic access, value and opportunity for new business development with the shared vision of supporting CFDA members and their businesses.