Steve Madden, the footwear fashion mogul of the 21st century, has immersed his company into virtually every aspect of the fashion industry. With his primary success and initial endeavor as a shoe designer, he has now expanded into other accessories such as handbags, belts, socks, dresses, watches and outerwear. The first Steve Madden shoes spoke to a young woman's independence, and today his handbags speak to that same "grown up" woman. As the Madden girl has matured and evolved, so has the brand; the sophisticated Steven by Steve Madden line represents a lifestyle. It is about embracing fashion, style and color while still maintaining that funky independence that first defined the brand 15 years ago.