American brand Timberland (timberland.com) is bringing some Italian style to its women’s line. Venetian company Mediterranea Srl, already licensee of Timberland’s bags and leather goods, is taking on the license for the design, production and worldwide distribution for the Timberland’s womenswear collection. The design team, based in Milan, will add an Italian fashion aesthetic to the brand’s existing values of handcrafting, functionality and the use of natural materials. The license agreement will commence with the SS09 collection.

Photo: A classic Timberland boot for the ladies