Francesco Russo has signed a production and worldwide distribution agreement with Onward Luxury Group (OLG), the Milanese subsidiary of Onward Holdings. Thanks to the deal, the Italian designer plans to focus on the creative development and international expansion of its label, through the OLG showrooms in Milan, Paris, Tokyo and New York. Russo launched his own footwear label in 2013, after working for more than 20 years as creative director of the shoe collections for labels like Costume National, Miu Miu, Yves Saint-Laurent, Sergio Rossi and Dior. Francesco Russo currently operates a store in Paris' rue de Valois and is distributed through around 80 multi-brand retailers around the world, as well as fashion e-tailers like Net-A-Porter, Farfetch and Matchesfashion.