Kathy Ireland strikes a pose with RFA Group

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Kathy Ireland has been named chief designer for Royal Footwear & Accessories, and is launching her own line of footwear with the company in spring 2015.

Key elements in the collection will include soft footbeds and flex insoles with lightweight outsoles that will incorporate traction technology throughout the footwear brand.

"We are extremely happy and proud to welcome Kathy as the chief designer for the RFA Group, with her vivid designs for both the company and her own line," said director of sales, Eddie Spigel. "The collaboration with kiWW represents a huge opportunity for the RFA Group to become part of a company with enormous success."

"Our new relationship with the RFA Group is an exciting extension for our fashion assortment," said Ireland. "The agreement began at the License Global Expo. The RFA Group is an extraordinary company, with incredible leadership, design innovation and commitment to excellence in everything we bring to market. It is a great privilege to serve as chief designer for this amazing company. The RFA Group offers an assortment of classic and contemporary styling. Our private label programs deliver extraordinary margins and our designer collections are unique, individual and competitive. One of our many collections include leading fashion icon, Isaac Mizrahi... truly spectacular. My own line, Kathy Ireland by the RFA Group will launch in spring 2015, we are working diligently to bring exquisite footwear to our customers."